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What Will Get Rid Of Hives
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
Antihistamines: Antihistamines like Cetirizine are effective at controlling it but there is no medicine that can make it go away permanently. Hives or Urticaria is a very annoying, uncomfortable condition that may affect 1 out of 20 people at sometime in their life. An evaluation by an allergist can determine if there is an avoidable cause but most often it resolves on it's own. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few choices: Antihistamines are usually the safest choice. Prednisone can effectively treat most cases of hives, though it can have significant side effects if used long term. Immune-suppressing meds like Cyclosporine can help chronic cases, but also have side effects that must be weighed against the benefits. Some cases respond to a medication used to treat allergic asthma. See an allergist for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can, but: at a cost though, first what kind of urticaria you suffer from? You need to be diagnosed right to be treated right, steroids can be used but at a cost to your health, omalizumab, an expensive medication, can be used too, but with caution under doctor's supervision and only for chronic idiopathic urticaria. In experienced hands, right antihistamines + other meds can be used to control urticaria ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple modalities!: Eczema is treated in a few ways. The mainstay of treatment is usually either topical steroid creams or immunomodulaters. Keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so there truly isnt a cure, but there are methods to keep it under control. Using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil is recommended. Antihist used for itch control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OTC meds; rest up: With typical colds, the symptoms go away on their own. One can check with her doctor to see if a throat swab should be done to look for strep throat (because antibiotics would be needed in that case). Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can relieve aches, sore throat, or fever. Sore throat lozenges and warm tea/soup can help also. One should rest a bit, and not do much sports or exercise, for at least a few days. ...Read more
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