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Is there a natural way to treat hives?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Oral antihistamines

Hives are a result of excessive histamine release.
They can be induced by specific allergic reaction, avoiding the causative agent is key to relieving symptoms. However, majority of cases do not have specific triggers. We suppress symptoms with oral antihistamines such as zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) and allegra, etc... It is also important to avoid Aspirin and Ibuprofen products which worsens hives.

In brief: Oral antihistamines

Hives are a result of excessive histamine release.
They can be induced by specific allergic reaction, avoiding the causative agent is key to relieving symptoms. However, majority of cases do not have specific triggers. We suppress symptoms with oral antihistamines such as zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) and allegra, etc... It is also important to avoid Aspirin and Ibuprofen products which worsens hives.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology

In brief: Yes

Best way to treat hives is to avoid the actual cause of the allergic reaction.
Most effective treatments are antihistamines (ie: claritin, zyrtec, Atarax or hydroxyzine, allegra, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) etc.) and steroids. Chamomile, calendula, cornstarch, and oatmeal baths are popular natural remedies.

In brief: Yes

Best way to treat hives is to avoid the actual cause of the allergic reaction.
Most effective treatments are antihistamines (ie: claritin, zyrtec, Atarax or hydroxyzine, allegra, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) etc.) and steroids. Chamomile, calendula, cornstarch, and oatmeal baths are popular natural remedies.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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