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What are the treatment options for urticaria?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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.

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