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Is angioedema related to hives?

Angioedema is similar to hives but not identical. The symptoms of angioedema are more severe than hives, and the condition can be life threatening if it affects your breathing. Angioedema often occurs around the eyes and lips.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Angioedema is a version of hives where the welts are deeper in the skin and focused around the face, eyes, and lips.

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