Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my urticaria until I can see a doctor?
Urticaria treatment. Urticaria, or hives, is often an acute reaction from a variety of triggers, including insect bites, food reactions, viral infections, animals, dust and chemicals, and medications. Aside from the rash, the itching is usually the most severe problem. Antihistamines, such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, zyrtec and allegra, can be helpful to control the itching, Claritin and Allegra being less sedating.