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Any over-the-counter stuff to relieve the itch from hives?
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Dr. Anlin Xu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Antihistamnine pills
Oral antihistamine such as zyrtec, allegra, even Claritin can be good first line choices for hives.
When it is bad, u can add a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. Topical medicines r usually not as effective.

In brief: Antihistamnine pills
Oral antihistamine such as zyrtec, allegra, even Claritin can be good first line choices for hives.
When it is bad, u can add a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. Topical medicines r usually not as effective.
Dr. Anlin Xu
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes!
Things to put on your skin: Hydrocortisone cream 1% and pramosine gel (like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) clear or sarna).
Soothing baths: aveeno or oatmeal. Antihistamine pills: generic chlortrimeton or benadryl, (diphenhydramine) non-sleepy loratadine/generic claritin. Good luck!

In brief: Yes!
Things to put on your skin: Hydrocortisone cream 1% and pramosine gel (like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) clear or sarna).
Soothing baths: aveeno or oatmeal. Antihistamine pills: generic chlortrimeton or benadryl, (diphenhydramine) non-sleepy loratadine/generic claritin. Good luck!
Dr. Francine Yep
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