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    Suggest treatment for chronic hives while on Hydroxyzine Hcl

Posted on Wed, 5 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: what over the counter treatment should i use for chronic hives. I have had this for 2 years and was taking hydroxyzine hcl 25mg at night and ranticid 300mg in the am. i don't want to continue taking the hydroxyzine if possible but my hives are very bad after about a week off the drugs. We have tried to determine cause of hives with no success. I often have severe swelling of lips or eyelids as well as hives. They especially bother me on my hands and feet, but i have them on arms legs and torso also. I have had blood work done a couple of times no lupus etc... I am female, 54, and very overweight. I feel good other than the hive problem. The only thing I know i am allergic to is penicillan.
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Take tablet Cetrizine 10 mg twice daily

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
I have reviewed the attached photographs and can appreciate the hives as well as the lip swelling.
You can change your antihistaminic and try tablet Cetrizine 10 mg twice daily.
This might help in controlling your hives.
Dr Asmeet
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