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Is sulfasalazine effective in treating hives/allergies?

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Dr. Alex Martinez
Internal Medicine - Allergy
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but...

Urticaria (hives) are often due to a food or medication reaction when acute & are usually easily managed with antihistamines.
When hives do not respond to antihistamines or become chronic, anti-inflammatory medicines are often used. First-line treatment is usually with corticosteroids, but when hives persist, other anti-inflammatory agents including sulfasalazine have been used with some success.

In brief: Yes, but...

Urticaria (hives) are often due to a food or medication reaction when acute & are usually easily managed with antihistamines.
When hives do not respond to antihistamines or become chronic, anti-inflammatory medicines are often used. First-line treatment is usually with corticosteroids, but when hives persist, other anti-inflammatory agents including sulfasalazine have been used with some success.
Dr. Alex Martinez
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: NSAID

Usually not. It is a potent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
In fact, it can actually make the hives worse.

In brief: NSAID

Usually not. It is a potent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
In fact, it can actually make the hives worse.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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