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How long to take antihistamines to get rid of hives?

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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Hives (Definition)

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


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How to get rid of angioedema?

How to get rid of angioedema?

See an allergist: No all angioedema is allergic and some forms do not response to epinephrine, steroids or antihistamines. I would recommend evaluation by an allergist to help pinpoint the cause of angioedema. ...Read more

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How to get rid of chronic hives!?

How to get rid of chronic hives!?

See a specialist: either a dermatologist or an allergist/immunologist, chronic hives warrant professional evaluation ...Read more

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How to get rid of hayfever?

How to get rid of hayfever?

Immunotherapy: Is the only true "cure" for allergic rhinitis, which allows you to be tolerant to the sensitizing allergen(s). As noted by others, medications such as nasal steroids or anti-histamines treat the symptoms only. ...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 long does it take to get rid of scabies?

How long does it take to get rid of scabies?

Overnight: Usually one application of anti-scabies cream (usually permethrin) left on overnight will do the trick. You may continue to itch for a while, but that's a 'left-over itch' and does not mean you still have living mites in your skin. Make sure you wash recently used clothing and bed sheets. ...Read more

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Have hives how to get rid of them?

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

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How long will it take to get rid of acne?

How long will it take to get rid of acne?

Acne: If you want to get rid of acne you need to see your dermatologist so the best treatment can be prescribed. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of bedbugs?

How long does it take to get rid of bedbugs?

It may take multiple: Treatments. Declutter entire bedroom ; other effected rooms. Check site: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ put all junk in tightly sealed plastic ; dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what can't go in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable bag. Seal bag ; >. ...Read more

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How to get rid of eczema?

How to get rid of eczema?

No real cure: Although there is no real cure, proper moisturizing, topical steroids (triamcinolone, hydrocortisone, etc) and avoiding offending chemicals (alcohol-containing products, drying soaps, etc) can all help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of eczema?

How to get rid of eczema?

No cure yet: Eczema is considered a chronic skin condition which is not curable, but treatable. It tends to get worse during dry/colder weath and better with warmer and more humid temperature. Keep skin moist, avoid excessive cleansing/scrubbing/hot bath/showers etc...Generous use of skin lotion helps. At times, topical meds/steroids, or oral medications may be needed. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to get rid of eczema?

How to get rid of eczema?

HC cream; moisturize: To treat mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps. ...Read more

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How long wil it take to get rid of histamine?

How long wil it take to get rid of histamine?

Unsure of question: Histamine is a naturally occurring mediator in our body that is released from cells especially when exposed to something you are allergic to. Histamine effects only lasts for a few hours, if that is what you are asking. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold/flu?

How to get rid of cold/flu?

Only time will cure.: The flu or a cold is a viral infection and will resolve itself in a week or two. No medications cure it. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bruises quickly?

How to get rid of bruises quickly?

Bruise: For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...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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How long does it take to fully get rid of scabies?

1-2 applications of: Elimite (permethrin) should kill the mites in1-2 appplications. However itching can persist from a reaction to the dead mites and it is advisable to treatthe symptoms with topical or rarely oral steroids. If symptoms persist beyond thecsecond application, oral medication such as Ivermectin may be necessary for resistant cases. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a allergic rash fast?

How to get rid of a allergic rash fast?

Define it: Most rashes that people think are allergic, aren't. Contact dermatitis is treated by avoiding the allergen and using steroid creams; hives are treated with antihistamines. But the first thing to do is figure out what it is. See your primary care doctor; if you think it's allergic, you can see an allergist, or a dermatologist will be able to help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of ringworms?

How to get rid of ringworms?

Use Antifungal Cream: You can use an over the counter Antifungal Cream like Lotrimin (clotrimazole) twice a day ...Read more