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Hives or urticaria
is an allergic condition in which the individual is sensitive to certain substances such as certain food types and substances ( animal dander (especially cats), insect bites
pollen, sea food, eggs etc) or medicine. Certain situations as well can trigger hives including
emotional stress, extreme cold or sun exposure, excessive perspiration etc.
The main thing occuring in hives is the release of a substance called histamine
. Thus antihistamines such diphenylhydramine (benedryl) are the most effective in controlling hives but should be taken in the right posology. But behavioral changes is more important for prevention and include
-Avoid hot baths or showers
-Avoid contact or ingesting substances known to cause the allergy
-Avoid irritating the area with tight-fitting clothing etc.
Alternate medications which are also antihistaminic drugs include; cetirizine
hydrochloride (allercet), desloratdine ( aerius), loratadine
( tirlor) and mequitazine (primalan)
Hope this helps you.