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How long should it take a prednisone shot to work for hives?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Hive treatment

In general, it will take a couple of hours since Prednisone needs time to suppress the production of histamine.
On the other hand, antihistamine works faster. It suppresses the hives itself. Your doctor would decide which medication works best in your situation.

In brief: Hive treatment

In general, it will take a couple of hours since Prednisone needs time to suppress the production of histamine.
On the other hand, antihistamine works faster. It suppresses the hives itself. Your doctor would decide which medication works best in your situation.
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
I agree with Dr. Nguyen. Antihistamines are the treatment of choice and injectable steroids should generally not be necessary or used after weighing risks vs. benefits.
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