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How common are hives?

Hives, or urticaria, are quite common. It is estimated that about 20% of people will experience hives at some time during their lives.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Hives are extremely common, with 10 - 20% of the population being affected at least once within their lifetime.

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