PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How are hives and angioedema treated?

ANSWER

The best treatment is to identify and remove the trigger, but that’s not always easy.

Your doctor may prescribe antihistamines to ease your symptoms or help prevent them. If you have chronic hives, you may need antihistamines or a combination of medications, such as steroids or a biologic drug.

For severe hives or angioedema, you may need an injection of epinephrine or a steroid medication.

SOURCES: 

Medscape: "Angioedema." 

MedicineNet: "Hives (Uticaria & Angioedema)."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hives."

Muller, B. March 2004. American Family Physician,


 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 13, 2017

SOURCES: 

Medscape: "Angioedema." 

MedicineNet: "Hives (Uticaria & Angioedema)."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hives."

Muller, B. March 2004. American Family Physician,


 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 13, 2017

NEXT QUESTION:

What are some simple tips to treat hives and angioedema?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: