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Is There A Natural Way To Treat Hives
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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