Hives, Shortness of breath, Skin redness: 4 Possible Causes
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What causes hives, shortness of breath and skin redness? 4 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Drug Allergy Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A drug allergy is an allergic reaction to a medication. Your immune system identifies the drug as foreign and acts to eliminate it from your body.

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2

Chemical Burns

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Find information about chemical burns and how to prevent them. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of chemical burns.

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3

Angioedema (Giant Hives)

Angioedema is severe swelling beneath the skin. Sometimes the swelling is accompanied by hives. Learn about angioedema symptoms, causes, and treatment.

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4

Bites and Stings

Saliva from insect bites and venom from stings can cause a reaction such as swelling and itching. Bee stings can cause these symptoms and possibly anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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