Advertisement

What are the treatment options for urticaria?

In many cases, urticaria, or hives, will go away on its own in a few days. However, medications such as antihistamines or corticosteroids can help to ease symptoms. If you have recurring urticaria that causes a severe reaction such as difficulty breathing, you may need an EpiPen. An EpiPen is an emergency dose of adrenaline that you can inject yourself to counteract a reaction.

Continue Learning about Skin Disorders

The Link Between Atopic Dermatitis and Food Allergies
The Link Between Atopic Dermatitis and Food Allergies
Atopic dermatitis, also referred to as AD or eczema, is a chronic skin condition characterized by red, irritated and itchy patches of skin. While ther...
Read More
How do I find a support group for a skin condition?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
If you would like to join a support group for people who have your skin condition, ask your doct...
More Answers
What’s On My Skin? 8 Common Bumps, Lumps and Growths
What’s On My Skin? 8 Common Bumps, Lumps and GrowthsWhat’s On My Skin? 8 Common Bumps, Lumps and GrowthsWhat’s On My Skin? 8 Common Bumps, Lumps and GrowthsWhat’s On My Skin? 8 Common Bumps, Lumps and Growths
From acne to hives, get the lowdown on your peskiest skin issues. 
Start Slideshow
What Causes Bumps on Fingers?
What Causes Bumps on Fingers?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.