2 doctors weighed in:

What should I take for hives after swimming?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anlin Xu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Antihistamine

In rare cases, people can develop hives after their skin contacts water, or exposed to cold temperature.
If you develop hives after each swimming, try taking a claritin, (loratadine) allegra, or zyrtec 30 min before swimming. If u forget to take them before and develop hives, these antihistamines will also help then.

In brief: Antihistamine

In rare cases, people can develop hives after their skin contacts water, or exposed to cold temperature.
If you develop hives after each swimming, try taking a claritin, (loratadine) allegra, or zyrtec 30 min before swimming. If u forget to take them before and develop hives, these antihistamines will also help then.
Dr. Anlin Xu
Dr. Anlin Xu
Thank
Dr. GANESAN RAJASEKARAN
Internal Medicine

In brief: ANTIHISTAMINE

Discuss with the pharmacist.
All of them are otc now. Better idea is to find out if u are allergic to chlorine or something else. If it is chlorine, try non-chlorine alternatives available.

In brief: ANTIHISTAMINE

Discuss with the pharmacist.
All of them are otc now. Better idea is to find out if u are allergic to chlorine or something else. If it is chlorine, try non-chlorine alternatives available.
Dr. GANESAN RAJASEKARAN
Dr. GANESAN RAJASEKARAN
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors