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What increases my risk of developing hives?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you have a history of hives or allergic reactions to foods or medications, you are more susceptible to hives. Family history of hives is also a potential risk factor.

Risk factors for developing hives vary, depending on the cause. People with an allergy to a particular substance usually have a family history of the condition. In addition, taking certain medications or having certain medical conditions or disorders can increase your risk of developing hives. These include lupus and thyroid disease.

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