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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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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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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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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 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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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