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Why does a European antihistamine Ebastine work very well but none of US antihistamines, even Benadryl has no effect for my itching from chronic hives

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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We can not say why Ebastine works well for you and the ones available in USA do not help with your itching due to hives.
There are newer treatments these days for chronic hives beside taking Antihistamine.Xolair is an injectable medicine,the first monoclonal Antibody approved to treat chronic idiopathic urticarial.1 subcutaneous injection once a month.Consult a Dermatologist and discuss your option

In brief: Dont Know Why

We can not say why Ebastine works well for you and the ones available in USA do not help with your itching due to hives.
There are newer treatments these days for chronic hives beside taking Antihistamine.Xolair is an injectable medicine,the first monoclonal Antibody approved to treat chronic idiopathic urticarial.1 subcutaneous injection once a month.Consult a Dermatologist and discuss your option
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