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What causes urticaria?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

There is no one cause of urticaria. Hives can develop when the body has an adverse reaction to a wide variety of irritants, from foods to bug bites. In some cases, people may develop urticaria as the result of another health condition like a viral infection or other disorder.

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