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What's the cure for urticaria?

By Anonymous April 16, 2015 - 7:08am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for your question.

Urticaria is hives, which usually starts as an itchy patch of skin that turns into swollen red welts.

The main treatment of hives is antihistamines. The most well tolerated initial treatment are the non-sedating antihistamines. If these don't eliminate the hives, a sedating-type of antihistamine is added at night. If that doesn't work, some doctors may try a short course of cortisone (steroids) to clear the hives completely.

About 20 percent of people experience hives at some time during their lives. It can be triggered by many substances or situations. Hives can be prevented by avoiding these triggers.

See an allergist, who will try to look for triggers to your hives and may recommend medications to prevent the hives or reduce the severity of symptoms.


April 16, 2015 - 8:33am
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