Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • I have chronic hives, and this is my first visit to the doctor about them.
  • My chronic hives aren’t getting better, so this is a follow-up visit.

I have chronic hives, and this is my first visit to the doctor about them.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 08, 2019

  1. What’s causing these welts?
  2. Will they go away on their own?
  3. Do I need any tests?
  4. Can you treat the itch, sting, and burn?
  5. Will over-the-counter medicines work, or will I need a prescription? Are there side effects to either?
  6. Will I need to take pills or only a topical for my symptoms?
  7. My hives are keeping me up at night. What can I do to sleep better?
  8. Are there home remedies I should try?

My chronic hives aren’t getting better, so this is a follow-up visit.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 08, 2019

  1. When should I expect my hives to get better?
  2. Should I try a different medicine?
  3. Could another condition be the cause?
  4. Can the cause itself be treated? What side effects should I expect?
  5. Can hives lead to other problems? Will they leave scars?
  6. Should I see a skin specialist? An allergy specialist?