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a well-defined, elevated, edematous skin lesion associated with an acute hypersensitivity reaction. Called also wheal. See also urticaria.

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Q. What caused my hives? I woke up this morning and saw that all my back and chest are covered in hives. How did this suddenly appear? What caused it?

A. Urticaria (hives) is generally an allergic reaction, or an immune response to food or some other allergen, but can also appear for other reasons, notably emotional stress.

Q. I was diagnosed with chronic urticaria. What is the reason for this condition? I was diagnosed with chronic urticaria last week after more than two months of urticaria (I have more than twenty 1 dollar coin area no my trunk that are red swollen and itchy). when I was younger I had a similar reaction too a bee sting and I was treated with an adrenalin shoot. Since that one time I never suffered from this kind of symptoms till two months ago. What can be the reason for this condition?

A. As was said before chronic urticaria is a symptom of many problems. I once took NSAIDs for knee pain and I started to itch myself. It took my doctor 3 weeks to understand that I was allergic to this specific drug. I also know that tomatoes can cause me an allergic reaction. Try to think is there anything new in your life? Tell it to the GP maybe he will be able to tell you if this is the reason for your symptoms.

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A. You can get pregnant you just need to tell your doctor whats going on so he can keep an eye on the issue.

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Objections from regulator Ofcom forced the firm to agree to hive off its Sky News channel to get agreement for the deal - dogged by controversy because of David Cameron's close links to Mr Murdoch and his senior executives.
There is increasing fear that the government will force commercial banks in the nation to hive off their retail businesses into separate units, which could be taken over by the government in case of future crises.
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Owners Kingfisher are to hive off the two chains and set them up as one firm after calling off talks to sell them separately.