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I woke up with hives itching on my body

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Wed, 27 Feb 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I woke up with hives itching on my body
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Remedy for hives

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have viewed the image and gone through the query.

I suggest you to take an oral antihistamine e.g Cetrizine 10mg tablet or Loratadine 10mg tablet once a day for a few days. In addition I suggest you to use a soothing lotion e.g calamine lotion.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance.
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 2 hours later
My doctor perscribed me predniSONE 10 mg tablet is that good as well?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Regarding hives

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Prednisolone is also a treatment option for acute severe Hives. However, you need to take 40- 60mg of prednisolone daily, for a week. In addition, you may also take an oral antihistamine e.g Cetrizine 10mg tablet in evening for 7-10 days. Cetrizine is available OTC. Oral antihistamines are first line treatment option for Hives.

take care
Let me know if you need any more assistance
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