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Posted by: Ann Gismondi. mayapower@verizon.net | 29/03/2020

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Coronavirus and hives

I have the corona virus My husband is in the ICU on a vent. I did not get a very severe case. Just a couple of days of fever body aches and cough. What is weird is on about the fourth fifth and sixth day I developed hives with particular heat to my palms and the tops of my ear lobes. Could this be my immune system revving up in response to the virus?

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Posted 03/04/2020

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Yes, urticaria is often triggered by viral infections and just a manifestation of the bodies immune system "revving up".  I hope you and your husband make a speedy recovery from the Corona virus.
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