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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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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How do you get rid of hives on your back?

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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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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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?

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

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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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