A member asked:

Had severe hives, itching, redness&swelling. got an epi pen injection@urgent care, hives went away&came back.what's next step? pcp, allergy test, etc?

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Dr. John Chiu answered

Antihistamine: Unless you have respiratory problem or going into shock, Epinephrine is not that usual treatment. Try taking antihistamine up to 4 times per day and see if this helps. If not, consult your doctor to see if Prednisone may be needed. Usually we don't do a workup unless the hives have been present for more than 6- 8 weeks.

Answered 6/30/2014



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