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Suggest treatment for itchy hives

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Posted on Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Question: If someone got a prednisone shot for poison ivy and how has itchy hives what do we do.
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Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
take antihistamines

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Along with prednisone, one can take injectable or oral anti-histamines like Chlorpheniramine or Avil. This would take care of the itchy hives.

Also, apply calamine lotion on the affected areas to soothen them and help to reduce the hives.

Hope this answers your query.

Regards,
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Brief Answer: take antihistamines Detailed Answer: Hello, Along with prednisone, one can take injectable or oral anti-histamines like Chlorpheniramine or Avil. This would take care of the itchy hives. Also, apply calamine lotion on the affected areas to soothen them and help to reduce the hives. Hope this answers your query. Regards,