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Are antihistamine tablets effective in treating hives?

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Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: Hi. I have broken out in hives after starting to take bacterium for a boil. do you think an antihistamine would help? YYYY@YYYY .
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Antihistamines will help

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.

Yes antihistamines tablet will help.
Also apply a steroid lotion like Desonide twice daily for two days.
This should help you.

Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thanks
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Brief Answer: Antihistamines will help Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Yes antihistamines tablet will help. Also apply a steroid lotion like Desonide twice daily for two days. This should help you. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thanks