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What is the mediine for hives?
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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Antihistamines
Hives can be treated with otc antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec.
They tend to resolve once the trigger has abated. Anything prolonged >3 days must be examined by a medical professional.

In brief: Antihistamines
Hives can be treated with otc antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec.
They tend to resolve once the trigger has abated. Anything prolonged >3 days must be examined by a medical professional.
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Antihistamines
Like Diphenhydramine [generic benadryl], anti-itching steroid cream like hydrocortisone.
Think about what's new and different before your hives started. Any new foods? Drugs/herbs/supplements? New body products/soap? New detergents/fabric softeners? Talk to your doc right away if your lips are swelling or you have trouble breathing/swallowing. Good luck finding your triggers. Hope you feel better.

In brief: Antihistamines
Like Diphenhydramine [generic benadryl], anti-itching steroid cream like hydrocortisone.
Think about what's new and different before your hives started. Any new foods? Drugs/herbs/supplements? New body products/soap? New detergents/fabric softeners? Talk to your doc right away if your lips are swelling or you have trouble breathing/swallowing. Good luck finding your triggers. Hope you feel better.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: An anti-histamine
Hives are raised, itchy bumps caused by histamine, a chemical released during an allergic reaction.
Blocking histamine by taking an oral anti-histamine will help prevent new hives from forming, and help current hives fade away. For young toddlers, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) liquid is often used. For kids over 2 years, oral zyrtec or Claritin can also be used. Sometimes, Hydrocortisone 1% cream can decrease hives.

In brief: An anti-histamine
Hives are raised, itchy bumps caused by histamine, a chemical released during an allergic reaction.
Blocking histamine by taking an oral anti-histamine will help prevent new hives from forming, and help current hives fade away. For young toddlers, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) liquid is often used. For kids over 2 years, oral zyrtec or Claritin can also be used. Sometimes, Hydrocortisone 1% cream can decrease hives.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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