A 47-year-old member asked:
is sulfasalazine effective in treating hives/allergies?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Alex Martinez answered
Specializes in Allergy
Yes, but...: Urticaria (hives) are often due to a food or medication reaction when acute & are usually easily managed with antihistamines. When hives do not respond to antihistamines or become chronic, anti-inflammatory medicines are often used. First-line treatment is usually with corticosteroids, but when hives persist, other anti-inflammatory agents including sulfasalazine have been used with some success.
Answered on Sep 27, 2016
Dr. Jack Mutnick answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
NSAID: Usually not. It is a potent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. In fact, it can actually make the hives worse.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Thomas Namey answered
47 years experience Rheumatology
No!: It is not indicated for those medical issues!
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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