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Can allegra (fexofenadine) get rid of hives?

Can allegra (fexofenadine) get rid of hives?

Antihistamine: As it is an antihistamine, it can help, but there are other medications which seem to be more effective. You can try Cetirizine (zyrtec) and Diphenhydramine (benadryl). ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Fexofenadine (Definition)

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


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Is there a faster way to get rid of fluid built up behind the eardrum besides decongestants? I have taken allegra (fexofenadine) d for one week.

Pop your ears: Block your nose, close your mouth and gently exhale. You might hear bubbling sounds. This may help clear it. Talk to your doctor about using something like afrin (oxymetazoline). ...Read more

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What should I take with Allegra (fexofenadine) to get rid of my runny nose allegy? I see something about Decongested, but what would be best? Thank you.

What should I take with Allegra (fexofenadine) to get rid of my runny nose allegy? I see something about Decongested, but what would be best? Thank you.

Steroid nasal spray: Allergic rhinitis is defined as nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy nose/palate/eyes with a pattern of allergic triggers. Allergen avoidance is key, while intranasal corticosteroids remain the single most effective class of medications for treating allergic rhinitis; e.g., fluticasone, mometasone, budesonide, triamcinolone, etc. Add an oral antihistamine to the regimen and say goodbye to symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a rash around eyes on & off for 3 months: red, itchy, flaky & swollen. Take allegra (fexofenadine) & hydroc: didn't work. What can I do to get rid of it?

I have a rash around eyes on & off for 3 months: red, itchy, flaky & swollen. Take allegra (fexofenadine) & hydroc: didn't work. What can I do to get rid of it?

Depends.: It all depends on the cause and in your case a contact allergy to facial preparations or rosacea (when one flushes easily and often) may be some of the causes. Since Hydrocortisone cream has not helped, see an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can allegra (fexofenadine) get rid of itchy, red eyes and runny nose?

Can allegra (fexofenadine) get rid of itchy, red eyes and runny nose?

Possibly: Allegra (fexofenadine) can help with allergy symptoms, but there are eye drops that are very effective for ocular itching and redness. They are prescription drops and you would need to see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What will get rid of hives?

What will get rid of hives?

Usually: Over the counter antihistamines such as Cetirizine and ranitidine work well. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of hives?

How do you get rid of hives?

Antihistamines: This is a complicated question. The simple answer or first step would be to start with an over-the-counter antihistamine like zyrtec or claritin (loratadine). If one a day is not completely effective and you are not too sleepy, increase it to twice a day (morning and night). If you are still having trouble go see your doctor at that point. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of hives?

What are good ways to get rid of hives?

Hives treatment: If you have it for less than 6 weeks without any associated lung or gastrointestinal symptoms, and is not caused by food or drug allergies, it's usually benign. You can try any otc anti histamine. If it lasts more than 6 weeks, it becomes chronic hives, you would need to see a doctor to do some lab works. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of hives?

What are good ways to get rid of hives?

Hives: Many times the cause of hives is unknown, other causes include medications, foods, internal diseases, etc. If the hives do not improve with time and antihistamines, blood work and allergy testing is often recommended. ...Read more

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What method is there to get rid of hives?

Several: The most common first line treatment is oral antihistamines such as claritin, Allegra and zyrtec. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help, but lead to drowsiness. Under physician direction, some times doses may be increased more than the usual dose. Other treatments that have been used (but no approved by fda) are h2 blockers, leukotriene modifers, cyclosporin, dapsone, xolair. Key point: avoid steroids! ...Read more

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Tell me how can I get rid of hives?

Antihistamine: Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Avoid what's causing the hives. See doctor or allergist if not responding to this. ...Read more

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How do you prevent/get rid of hives?

How do you prevent/get rid of hives?

Difficult to do: The best prevention is to avoid the allergen that causes the hives, but it's not all that often that we can figure out what is causing them. Most cases of hives can be controlled by antihistamines such as zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). Your allergist will be able to help identify the allergen exposure that is causing the hives, and/or develop a treatment program that controls both the hives and their itching. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of hives usually?

How can you get rid of hives usually?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines are the most commonly used remedy for hives. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of hives on your back?

Out damn spots!: If the eruption is hives and no cause is obvious oral antihistamines are first line therapy. If not adequate see your primary care physician or board certified allergist for further evaluation and care. ...Read more

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Don? T understand ways to get rid of hives?

Don? T understand ways to get rid of hives?

Hive: Need to find the offending allergen. Get allergy tested. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for now, avoid hot water, perfumes. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get rid of hives caused by sweat?

Can I tell me how I can get rid of hives caused by sweat?

Antihistamines: Cholinergic urticaria (hives) is caused by increase in core body temperature with triggers like exercise with sweating, strong emotions, and bathing in hot water. Identify and avoid known triggers, avoid bathing in hot water and performing strenuous exercise during hot weather. Can take non-sedating antihistamines 1-2 times daily. Allergist can perform methacholine challenge in office to confirm. ...Read more

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Could allergy shots get rid of hives?

Could allergy shots get rid of hives?

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 more

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How can one get rid of hives without antihistamines?

How can one get rid of hives without antihistamines?

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 more

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How long to take antihistamines to get rid of hives?

Depends: If it is truly hives then you should notice an improvement soon after taking med....If no improvement or worsening then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can allergy shots get rid of hives? Need expert opinions!

Can allergy shots get rid of hives? Need expert opinions!

No and yes: Allergy shots are recommended primarily for respiratory allergies such as hayfever or asthma. Allergy injections are also used for insect sting allergy which may present as generalized hives as well as trouble breathing, laryngeal edema or hypotension. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of hives without antihistamines?

Antihistamine: Why not use antihistamine? Claratin will not make you dopey even at triple dose. A more important question is what kind of hives, how long, what is the cause? Many kinds, often not allergy. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How many times should I take 10 mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to get rid of hives?

Hive treatment: The usual dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (diphenydramine) to treat allergic reactions including hives is 25 to 50 mg every 6 hours. Other nonprescription options for treating hives that won't cause drowsiness are zyrtec (cetirizine), Allegra (fexofenadine) and Claritin (loratadine). ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hives on one side of body?

Antihistamines: Whether the hives are localized or generalized, the first line treatment for hives is oral antihistamines. There are several new generation antihistamines including zyrtec, Allegra and claritin (loratadine). The distribution of one sided is curious. Take a photo and see an allergist or dermatologist. They can assist in determining cause and more specific treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of hives with home remedies?

What can I do to get rid of hives with home remedies?

See a dermatologist: There are no home remedies for hives. There are several kinds of hives. You need to first define the condition. Most people who experience hives daily for 6 weeks have chronic urticaria which is not an allergy. Do you take Aspirin or any meds? Antihistamines such as zyrtec (cetirizine) (get the generic) may be used at double or triple dose to control it. It is likely to persist for months to years. See if yo. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of hives naturally any remedies please!?

Usually it's time.: It depends on what the cause for your hives may be. Unfortunately, although hives can usually be controlled, we often can't find the cause for them. If the hives have lasted >6 weeks, see an allergist. Otherwise, keep on scratching if otc antihistamine fails. ...Read more

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I get hives 2-3 times a year for unknown reasons. How do you get rid of hives permanently?

I get hives 2-3 times a year for unknown reasons. How do you get rid of hives permanently?

Chronic hives: Ideally, finding the cause of the hives is your best bet. Most cases of hives will remit over time. However, 20% of cases will remain for more than 1 year and half of these will be gone within 10 years. Thankfully, most cases are amenable to treatment/ suppression with antihistamines. ...Read more

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Does zyrtec (cetirizine) help get rid of hives on ur face?

Does zyrtec (cetirizine) help get rid of hives on ur face?

Yes: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a new generation antihistamine approved for the treatment of hives as well as allergies. Hives can occur anywhere on the body, especially the face. ...Read more

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Docs, wanted to know if I can get rid of hives on my face by using aveeno oatmeal and caladryl clear?

Unlikely: Hives are best treated by antihistamines taken by pill or liquid rather than topical (cream, ointment) treatment. Approved medications for treating hives are Zyrtec, Claritin and Allegra. They will provide relief without the usual side effect of drowsiness that comes with Benadryl (diphenhydramine). If hives persists beyond 6 weeks, see an allergist as newly approved treatments are available. ...Read more

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How can you get hives and how can you get rid of them?

It depends...: Hives can be acute, due to an allergic reaction (foods, meds, or stinging insect allergy). They can also be more chronic and due to other causes such as illness/infection, autoimmune disease, physical factors (cold, heat, pressure) or even can be idiopathic (no identifiable reason). Regardless, hives are due to histamine release and can usually be treated with antihistamines or steroids if severe. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Allegra (Definition)

Allegra is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more