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Hives Treatments

Hives: Treatments Inroduction

The most effective treatment plan for hives uses a multifaceted approach. Treatment plans are also individualized to best address the specific cause and severity of the hives, and the patient's age and medical history. In general, hives are treatable, although they are not curable.

Treatment of hives that are caused by allergies begins with prevention. This includes diagnosing the specific allergen or allergens and avoiding exposure to them. For example, for a person who has been diagnosed with an allergy to eggs, it is recommended that that person avoid eating eggs and any foods prepared with eggs.

In many cases, hives due to allergies resolve and disappear on their own. Antihistamines may be prescribed to help relieve the itching of hives and minimize their appearance.

If hives are due to a severe allergic reaction called an anaphylactic reaction, the medication epinephrine is immediately given in an injection to reverse the reaction.

Treatment of hives due to lupus includes a combination of medications, lifestyle changes, diet and avoiding exposure to the sun.

Treatments for Hives

The following treatments are listed for Hives in our knowledge base:

Alternative Treatments for Hives

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Hives in various sources may include:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Quercetin
  • Homeopathy
  • Sandalwood oil
  • Mint-infused ice
  • Flower essences
  • Oatmeal bath
  • Cool bath
  • Cold compress
  • Calamine lotion
  • Witch hazel
  • Milk of magnesia
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Baking soda paste
  • Cream of tartar
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Vinegar and warm water
  • Brown sugar and ginger in vinegar
  • Nettle
  • Fish oil
  • Vitamin C
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Relaxation
  • Mind-body exercise
  • Reduce stress
  • Chamomile tea
  • Valerian tea
  • Catnip tea
  • Dehumidify the environment
  • Air purifier
  • Butterbur (type of ragweed)
  • Carotenoids
  • Reduce arachidonic acid intake (egg yolk, red meat, shellfish)
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Adrenal glandular
  • Hypnosis
  • Bromelain (from pineapple stems)
  • Rotation diet
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
  • Betaine hydrochloride
  • Digestive enzymes
  • Multivitamin supplement
  • Multimineral supplement
  • Chinese medicine
  • Cool compress
  • Milk of magnesia-topical
  • Ayurvedic cleansing program (panchakarma)
  • Breathing exercises
  • Neem herbalized oil-topical, on exposed body parts
  • Ayurvedic dietary changes
  • Ayurvedic herbal remedy for pitta-type allergies
  • Bloodletting, or donate blood periodically
  • Blood-cleansing Ayurvedic herbal remedy-by mouth
  • Triphala (Ayurvedic medicine)-by mouth
  • Burdock tea
  • Ayurvedic tea for skin allergies
  • Tikta ghrita (bitter ghee)-topical
  • Neem oil-topical
  • Nambudripad's allergy elimination technique (NAET)
  • Turmeric and sandalwood in milk paste-topical
  • Cumin, coriander and raw sugar-by mouth
  • Melon
  • Melon rind (flesh side)-topical
  • Apis homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Urtica urens homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Rhus tox homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Arsenicum homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Natrum muriaticum homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Sulphur homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Mezereum homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Antimonium crudum homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Histaminum homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Salt water wash
  • Cupping
  • Winter melon rind tea with chrysanthemum and red peony
  • Chicken steamed with pseudoginseng
  • Antihistamine
  • Investigate whether your condition is a side effect from a medication
  • Unscented moisturizers
  • Non-soap cleansers
  • Comfortably warm, not hot water for bathing
  • Avoid getting overheated
  • Close-fitting pajamas with flat seams
  • Cotton clothing
  • Green (organic) cotton clothing
  • Maintain a food diary to link diet to skin problems

Drugs and Medications used to treat Hives:

Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Hives may include:

  • Diphenhydramine - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Acetaminophen-PM - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • AID to Sleep - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Allerdryl - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Allergy Capsules - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Allergy Formula - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Allermax - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Ambenyl Expectorant - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Ambenyl Syrup - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Anacin P.M - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Aspirin-Free - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Banophen - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Bayer Select - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Beldin Syrup - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Bena-D - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Benadryl - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Benadryl 25 - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Benahist - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Benylin - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Benylin Decongestant - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Benylin Pediatric Syrup - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Benylin Syrup w/Codeine - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Caladryl - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Caldyphen Lotion - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Children's Complete Allergy - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Complete Allergy Medication - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Compoz - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Dermarest - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Di-Delamine - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Dihydrex - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Diphendryl - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Diphenhist - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Dormarex 2 - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Ergodryl - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Excedrin P.M - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Extra Strength Tylenol PM - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Gecil - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Genahist - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Gen-D-Phen - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Hydramine - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Insomnal - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Kolex - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Mandrax - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Maxiumum Strength Nytol - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Medi-Phedryl - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Midol-PM - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Nervine Nighttime Sleep - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Nidryl Elixir - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Nighttime Cold Medicine - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Nite-Time - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Noradryl - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Noradryl 25 - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Nytol - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Pain Relief PM - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Pathadryl - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • PMS-Diphenhydramine - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Sinutab Maxiumu Strength - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • SK-Diphenhydramine - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Sleep - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Sleep-Eze D - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Sleep-Eze 3 - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Sominex - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Sominex 2 - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Theraflu Cold Medicine (Nighttime Strength - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Twilite - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Tylenol PM Extra STrength - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Unisom Sleepgels - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Valdrene - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Valu-Dryl Allergy Medicine - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Wal-Ben - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Wal-Dryl - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Wehydryl - mainly used to treat hives of an idiopathic nature
  • Bufexamac
  • Paraderm
  • Fungo Soothing Balm
  • Paraderm Plus

Latest treatments for Hives

The following medications/drugs/procedures are some of the latest treatments for Hives:

Treatments for Causes of Hives

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Hives:

More causes: not all possible causes for Hives are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Hives.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hives:

The following list of conditions have 'Hives' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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