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which type of medicines work for "hives" allergies?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamine: It depends on what the cause for your hives may be. Unfortunately, although hives can usually be controlled with antihistamine, we often can't find the cause for them. If the hives have lasted over 6 weeks, see an allergist. Otherwise, keep on scratching if otc antihistamine fails.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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