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I have Hives and wants to know the best way to control it ?

I have Hives and wants to know the best way to control it or get rid of it, one year and counting. I have been suffering from Hives for the past year it seems like it is mostly affected by the sun, if I try to exercise i get so itchy before I can sweat I usually stop, do you know of anything to get rid of it, my doctor was no help at all. Due to this I try to stay indoor, but I am a former College athlete, it is the most annoying thing in the world, any help would be great.
Asked On : Mon, 31 May 2010
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Chronic urticaria can be difficult to treat. There are no guaranteed treatments or means of controlling attacks, and some sub-populations are treatment-resistant, with medications spontaneously losing their effectiveness and requiring new medications to control attacks.
Drug treatment is typically in the form of antihistamines such as telfast, diphenhydramine, hydroxyzine, cetirizine and other H1 receptor antagonists.These are taken on a regular basis to protective effect, lessening or halting attacks.
OtherTricyclic antidepressants, such as doxepin, also are often potent H1 and H2 antagonists have a role in therapy, although side effects limit their use. For very severe outbreaks, an oral corticosteroid such as Prednisone is sometimes prescribed. However this form of treatment is controversial because of the extensive side effects common with corticosteroids.
Dr.Khaleel ,India ,9902596161,
Answered: Sun, 15 May 2011
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