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La Mesa, CA
A 52-year-old male asked:

are there any new treatments or drugs that can help with solar urticaria?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Solar Urticaria: A very frustrating disorder. Sunscreen and adequate coverage of the skin, oral non-sedating antihistamines once to twice daily. Consider buying swimwear including hats, tops, suits and bottoms that are impregnated with upf protection since that can also help. It will burn out but we don't know when.

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What is the treatment for hives?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
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Antihistamines: Antihistamines are the typical treatment. Cetirizine (zyrtec (cetirizine) and generics) are typically the allergists choice. Cool compresses also help. Hives that are recurrent or do not respond to antihistamine should be evaluated by a physician. Allergists are often the called upon the help with the diagnosis and treatment of more chronic or recurrent hives (also called urticaria).
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A 61-year-old male asked:

Please suggest a cure/treatment for hives.

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Dr. Luis Fernandez
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Identify cause first: Ideally, identifying the cause and treating the cause. Symptom relief can be achieved with over-the-counter antihistamines such as Loratadine 10mg daily in the meantime. Causes may be ingested foods or exposure by contact such as animals or plants.
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What is the treatment strategy for chronic hives?

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Antihistamines: Antihistamines are the preferred treatment for chronic hives, although there are other treatment possibilities if your hives are resistant to these medications. Other treatments include steroids (prednisone) and cyclosporine.
Puyallup, WA
A 52-year-old female asked:

Chronic hives treatment

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Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Allergy: Ask your doctor to be referred to an allergist.
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
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antihistamines like benadryl may help
Dec 9, 2012
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Any permanent treatment of hives ?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
See details: The first thing is to try to identify the cause of the hives. I would start with an allergist. If an allergic cause can be determined the hives can possibly be prevented.

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