Hives are typically treated with antihistamines. If the condition is mild, over-the-counter antihistamines will likely be enough to correct the problem. If the condition worsens or is severe, prescription antihistamines may be prescribed by a physician.
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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
Intermountain Healthcare answeredTo help treat hives:
- Put cool, wet towels on the hives.
- Use an antihistamine medicine. You can buy this at the store. Benadryl is a common brand but can make you sleepy. For daytime use, look for an antihistamine that says "nonsedating."
Doris Day, MD, Dermatology, answered
A simple over-the-counter medicine can safely and effective treat hives, says dermatologist Dr. Doris Day. Find out how best to use it by watching this video.