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Are there things that make hives worse?

There are factors that can make your hives worse. Continuing to expose yourself to whatever is causing your hives can worsen them. In addition, scratching the hives may irritate them more. Exercise, exposure to heat, and stress can worsen your hives, too.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Repeated exposure to the allergens that caused the hives could make the situation worse.

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