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Can Allegra Get Rid Of Hives
Fexofenadine is an antihistamine which is used to treat allergies such as hayfever, and hives. It can be taken once or twice a day. It is a second generation antihistamine and does not cause as much drowsiness as other antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benaryl) or chlorpheniramine. Always be careful about drowsiness with any antihistamine especially if driving ...Read more
A few choices: Antihistamines are usually the safest choice. Prednisone can effectively treat most cases of hives, though it can have significant side effects if used long term. Immune-suppressing meds like Cyclosporine can help chronic cases, but also have side effects that must be weighed against the benefits. Some cases respond to a medication used to treat allergic asthma. See an allergist for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can, but: at a cost though, first what kind of urticaria you suffer from? You need to be diagnosed right to be treated right, steroids can be used but at a cost to your health, omalizumab, an expensive medication, can be used too, but with caution under doctor's supervision and only for chronic idiopathic urticaria. In experienced hands, right antihistamines + other meds can be used to control urticaria ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am allergic to hay, each allergy attack causes red spots and hives. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gets rid of the hives but not the red dots. How can I get rid of them?
Avoid hay: unless you have no other option, which is difficult to imagine; this is your best bet. You can also try taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or perhaps a nonsedating antihistamine such Zyrtec prior to exposure to hay. It is probably easier to prevent the allergic reaction then to try to get rid of the red dots after it occurs. Hydrocortisone cream in combination with a good moisturizer might be helpful. ...Read more
Not usually: Chronic hives are typically related to 1. Physical (cold, heat, etc), 2. Autoimmune with antibody against ige receptor and 3. Idiopathic. (we don't know). Allergy shots will not help these. Usual triggers of acute hives are drug or food allergies-not treated with allergy shots. Bee sting reaction that resulted in generalized hives in adults would be treated with venom allergy shots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hive: Take showers with tepid or cool water, use non deodorants soaps such as dove or neutragena, and minimize frequency of washing. Avoid dryer sheets as well as harsh chemicals in laundary detergent and lotions. Use aveeno bath oil and lotion at least once or twice daily as well as vitamin E oil or a thich ointment as needed. Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Get allergy test if needed. ...Read more
Depends on source: Cough from "allergies " often has an asthma mechanism and/or is related to post nasal drip from allergic rhinitis. Eliminating/minimizing the allergic exposure, when possible is best done. Treating the allergic rhinitis (nasal cs, antihistamines, etc.) and/ the asthma/"asthma like" syndrome (inhaled cs, bronchodilators,etc.) should work. Desensitization, when indicated, is another option. ...Read more
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