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Are there any natural cures for the hives during pregnancy?

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Dr. Gregory Gapp
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
No: I am unaware of any "natural" cures for hives in the pregnant or nonpregnant state. Hives are tough to diagnose and treat in the best of circumstances.
Dr. Martin Ostro
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Hives not curable: Hives can't be cured but are treatable. "natural" substances are not necessarily safe. Many "natural" chemicals are toxic, such as curare, strychnine, tetanus toxin, snake venom, etc. And no "natural" substances have been shown in scientific studies to control hives. Many antihistamines, which control hives, are considered safe in pregnancy, such as diphenhydramne and cetirizine. Consult your md.

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