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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my urticaria until I can see a doctor?
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
In brief: Yes
Zyrtec and zantac (ranitidine).
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Antihistamines
Once-daily antihistamines such as zyrtec, Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) (ini that order) often work well for hives.
Sometimes you might need to take one in the morning, and another one at night. If the hives don't go away with two antihistamines per day, see your doctor.

In brief: Antihistamines
Once-daily antihistamines such as zyrtec, Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) (ini that order) often work well for hives.
Sometimes you might need to take one in the morning, and another one at night. If the hives don't go away with two antihistamines per day, see your doctor.
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Dr. David Menchell
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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