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best topical treatment for hives

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Childress
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Ice, OTC meds: If your hives are related to self-limited and benign causes intermittently (like bug bites), try over-the-counter topical medications that contain ing ... Read More

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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Antihistamines: See your dermatologist or allergist to get the best treatment.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: The most widely used medicine for hives are antihistamines--oral steroids are often used acutely as well. If possible, you should also avoid whatever ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
See below: If you aren't already taking anything, you could try over the counter antihistamines - both H1 and H2 blockers like zyrtec and zantac. However, if yo ... Read More
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: I like Allegra (fexofenadine) and Allegra (fexofenadine) d. Also, if you have eye symptoms, you need an antihistamine eye drop, such as, naphcon a, or ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Rosacea: Topical Erythromycin may be helpful for pimply-type rosacea, but may not help with redness or flushing. Topical Metronidazole is also effective for t ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Varies: See a dermatologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Many Options: Psoriasis is a complex disease with a wide range of presentations and severity. Treatments must be tailored to the individual patient according to th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't worked in two weeks, get with your physician. Home remedies are only an adjucnt. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-li ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Perioral dermatitis: Cant provide you with treatment without knowing why you have this condition. You have given us no information about yourself. It often happens after t ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
TNF agents: Tnf agents such as remicade, (infliximab) Enbrel or Humira are the best option for moderate to severe psoriasis. Methotrexate can also be effective. F ... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Steroids (cortisone): Poison ivy or poison oak rashes are allergic reactions caused by contact with the plants. The plant sap can be on clothes, bedding, car seats, etc..., ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Steroid, moistrizer: Initiallyt topical prescription steroids that are strong enough to control problem. This is to be combine with a barrier repair cream so that the freq ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Varies with cause: Alopecia can occur from a variety of causes from hair eating to cause unknown. Treatments vary with the cause.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
First confirm: Before treating, you need to confirm diagnosis. For example, psoriasis can sometimes present the same way. Depending on cause, so goes treatment. Fung ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Acne : Topical treatments available by prescription. If your acne doesn't respond to otc treatments, consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist to get a stron ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
25 years experience Internal Medicine
2 of them: The cheapest one is a lotion (permethrine) which you have to put on your body from neck to toes. It will kill the parasite but won't stop the itching ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Epinephrine: Anaphylaxis is always treated with epinephrine, avoiding the triggering factor is essential. Consult an allergist for treatment options.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
The one that helps U: Speak to your dermatologist for advise and treatment(s) , there is no one best treatment , you doctor will try most safe , least expensive medication ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Eczema: The best moisturizers are in ointment form which is more effective than creams which are more effective than lotions.Having said that, try vaseline an ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
It : It depends if you are talking about whiteheads/blackheads or pimples (small red bumps/pustules) on the face and the tolerability of your skin. Check ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
See a doctor: There are numerous medicines, some for preventing and controlling symptoms and some for quick temporary relief. See a doctor for proper diagnosis and ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Chen
Dr. Phil Chen answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
Dandruff shampoo: You could try anti-dandruff shampoo. If it is not helping, then you need to see a doctor. Some people may have diabetes or psoriasis or other skin con ... Read More
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