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How can Accolate help my child's hives?

Lawrence T. Chiaramonte, MD
Allergy & Immunology
Accolate, which is an anti-leukotriene, might be useful situationally for hives without the long-term discipline necessary when using it for asthma - the regular indication for this drug. Leukotrienes are released by cells after the first assault of histamines, and hives are one of the products of leukotrienes. Thus, a short course of anti-leukotrienes can combat the itching of hives, their inflammatory effect, and the potential for scarring that not only ensues from the eruption itself but from a child's overpowering urge to scratch.
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