What is the duration of acute urticaria (hives)?

Updated: Mar 21, 2018
  • Author: Henry K Wong, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Acute urticaria resolves within 6 weeks. Urticaria longer than 6 weeks’ duration is considered chronic and must be ruled out as a symptom associated with a systemic medical illness.


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