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Angioedema is almost identical to the common skin condition of urticaria or hives. In hives, raised, red, itchy, irregular bumps appear on your skin, whereas in angioedema the same thing is happening but deeper in the skin. You cannot see the raised, red bumps, but you can feel a firm swelling pushing up your normal skin. Instead of angioedema being itchy, it may be tender or painful.

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