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How To Treat Hives On Body
My husband took a dayquil liquid capsules and after a while he got hives all over his body? What is best to treat hives and how long will it last?
Husband broke out in hives yesterday all over his body, went to ER, treated with oral medicine & 2 shots, pretty much cleared up at ER. 2 hours later, he was covered in them. Suffered through them all night, and still has them now, as well as a very per
Probably allergic to: Something that is still in his system. So initial symptoms were controlled by medicines but came back when they wore off. Was he given any oral medications to take, or told what to do if symptoms came back? If not, see your doc or return to the ED. Emergently if any breathing difficulty. ...Read more
What can I do, besides taking benadryl, (diphenhydramine) to treat hives. Ate something that caused my body to break out in hives. Don't want to go to work drowsy. Help!
Hives was all over my body. Doctor treated with. Hydroxy- zine. Hcl 50 mg still iitching. After a week on medication.
Had anaphylaxis 2 wks ago for beef allergy. Was treated at ER after BP dropped, all body hives, and fluid in lungs. Still itching, no hives. Normal?
Hive treatment: Hives (urticaria) are common affecting up to 25% of the population. Hives are not dangerous, but very uncomfortable. The majority of people respond well to antihistamines such as zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra, etc. It's best to avoid Prednisone (steroids). An allergist can assist if symptoms are not improving. ...Read more
Oral antihistamines: Hives are a result of excessive histamine release. They can be induced by specific allergic reaction, avoiding the causative agent is key to relieving symptoms. However, majority of cases do not have specific triggers. We suppress symptoms with oral antihistamines such as zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) and allegra, etc... It is also important to avoid Aspirin and Ibuprofen products which worsens hives. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Take 50 mg (two tabs) every 6 hours. Also, take tagamet or another h2 blocker (yes, for the stomach) like Zantac or pepcid. Claritin or another antihistamine will also work in conjunction with benadryl (diphenhydramine). The best addition is prednisone, but this requires a prescription. Your hives should clear in 5 days or so. If they last longer, check in with your doctor. ...Read more
Anywhere on the skin: Some parts of the body react differently. Instead of hives the lips and eyelids often swell and hurt. This is called angioedema (see photo). This often occurs with the hands and feet as well. When the eye itself has an allergic reaction the white of the eye swells but the iris and pupil do not. This is called chemosis. ...Read more
Identify cause: Hives can have a variety of causes. Unfortunately sometimes the cause is never identified. In general the treatement is to identify the cause of the hives and avoid that substance. This is couples with use of antihistamines and possible other medications to control hives. ...Read more
Hives: Make sure first that he is breathing well and no tingling or numbness in his throat that you need to take him to the the ER. Give him bendryl according to his body weight. Then let him change him clothes and take a shower to make sure about any reaction he could have from his clothes. You might want start checking what was he doing before sleeping to identify the cause of the hives. ...Read more
Multiple triggers: Acute hives affect about 20% of the population. Generalized hives can occur from a food, insection sting, latex or medication allergic reaction including Aspirin or antibiotics. Both viral and bacterial infections have been associated with hives. Physical triggers like cold, heat, exercise, dermatographism can lead to hives. Sometimes, a cause is not found. ...Read more
Rule out anaphylaxis: Be sure it's not anaphylaxis first - which can be a medical emergency. Throat swelling, dizziness, wheezing in addition to the hives, especially following insect sting (venom), common allergic foods, or a dose of medication. That's a call to 911. Otherwise, a good start is oral antihistamines: Benedry, Zyrtec, Allergra or Claritin (loratadine) plus a steroid cream. If worsens, get seen. ...Read more
Antihistamines: 1st generation antihistamines will work the fastest, such as benadryl (diphenhydramine). For longer lasting effect, taking a daily 2nd generation antihistamine such as zyrtec, claritin, or allergra will be helpful. If they persist, seeing an allergist would be helpful for prescription medications and work up. ...Read more
Hives:urticaria: I would suggest you to see an allergist. For now take antihistamines. Sometimes is difficult to find what causes it. ...Read more
See an allergist: The treatment for chronic hives (hives lasting longer than 6 weeks) is antihistamines and now Xolair (approved this spring). Xolair is a biological antibody injection now approved for treating chronic hives. Your allergist can provide more details including risks and benefits. Although it is expensive, there are patient assistance programs that can help. It is definitely worth checking into. ...Read more
Cold urticaria: I would encourage you to see an allergist to assess this further. ...Read more
Antihistamines: Allergy medications, typically antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Allegra, Claritin and Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) can be very helpful for hives. They can be used to treat hives that exist, but in other ways they can be used to prevent hives from appearing. I typically recommend Zyrtec 10mg taken twice daily to help suppress hives. This is slightly higher than usual dosing, but can be very effective. Take care. ...Read more
Antihistamines: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for persistent hives while sedating antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful for acute hives. If you have persistent reactions to mushrooms consider being seen by an Allergist for further treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
Hives: More rarely they can be a part of hereditary respose involving the complement system and do not itch generally in that case. ...Read more
I have some kind of hives in random parts of my body. They appear mostly at night. This is a new thing.?
Try antihistamine: You may try taking antihistamine from 2 to 4 times daily. If the problem is not controlled or lasts more than 6 weeks, see an allergist. The reason why hives are more bothersome at night is that our body's defense winds down at night to allow you to fall asleep and thus nearly every symptom gets worse at night. ...Read more
Sure, I've heard of hives. But now that my child may have it, I want to know what it really does to the body.?
Hives: Usually just uncomfortable and sometimes unsightly. Most times hives will burn out, never to return. Sometimes they fester or will come & go intermittently. Antihistamines are best for suppression. Long term side effects from hives are not something to worry about. If you are worried, definitely see an allergist to test for what might be the causative factor to get it treated. ...Read more
My body breaks out in hives after a shower everytime. None of my family members have this happen. I have changed all shower products also.
I have hives all over my body but they only get this bad when I go to work. I only get a few or none when im at home. As soon I start doing some physi?
? Chronic urticaria: May be also physical urticaria, or something at work that triggers your symptoms, stress can, keep taking a second generation antihistamine regularly if you're already taking it as needed, or start an OTC one, unless contraindicate. See an allergist/ dermatologist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more