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Will taking aller-tec for hives from swimming work?
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Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
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In brief: Don't forget Epipen (epinephrine)
Aller-tec or zyrtec (cetirizine) is a very good choice, but don't forget to swim with a buddy and have an epi-pen available.
There are cases of swimming that triggers anaphylaxis in patients with cold urticaria.

In brief: Don't forget Epipen (epinephrine)
Aller-tec or zyrtec (cetirizine) is a very good choice, but don't forget to swim with a buddy and have an epi-pen available.
There are cases of swimming that triggers anaphylaxis in patients with cold urticaria.
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: A good choice
Aller-tec is the kirkland generic version of zyrtec or cetirizine.
This is an effective antihistamine for hives. Remember to give it time to work - taking it at least an hour before swimming. Cetirizine causes drowsiness and slowed reflexes in up to 8% of users.

In brief: A good choice
Aller-tec is the kirkland generic version of zyrtec or cetirizine.
This is an effective antihistamine for hives. Remember to give it time to work - taking it at least an hour before swimming. Cetirizine causes drowsiness and slowed reflexes in up to 8% of users.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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