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What are good treatments for hives like allergic reaction?

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Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics
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In brief: Antihistamine

An antihistamine such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl) can help with symptoms.
Hives can come and go for several days. I usually recommend using a once daily antihistamine such as claritin, zyrtec, or allegra, and using the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when the hives break through. I will sometimes add h2 blocker such as zantac or pepcid, which also act as antihistamines.

In brief: Antihistamine

An antihistamine such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl) can help with symptoms.
Hives can come and go for several days. I usually recommend using a once daily antihistamine such as claritin, zyrtec, or allegra, and using the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when the hives break through. I will sometimes add h2 blocker such as zantac or pepcid, which also act as antihistamines.
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Dr. Louis Cooper
Find out what has caused the allergic reaction--careful history of exposures, what you have eaten all will help you discover your allergy pattern. You may need to see your physician, as some allergic reactions can be dangerous.
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