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How can you treat hives?

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You can take antihistamines to ease your symptoms. If over-the-counter medicine doesn't help or your hives won’t go away, see your doctor. They may prescribe steroid pills or prescription antihistamines.

From: Hives: What You Need to Know WebMD Medical Reference

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American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: "All About Hives."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hives."

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Hives."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 07, 2019

SOURCES: 

American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: "All About Hives."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hives."

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Hives."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 07, 2019

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