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What Will 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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