Treatment for urticaria (hives) and angioedema
There are two important aspects of treatment for urticaria: avoidance of any reasonably suspected trigger, and treatment with medication.
Individuals who have urticaria due to aspirin may need to avoid foods that contain high levels of salicylates. As well as this, antihistamines are the mainstay of medication treatment for urticaria and angioedema. They may be taken just when required or regularly to prevent episodes occurring in chronic spontaneous urticaria.
Other prescription medication are used to treat urticarial and angioedema symptoms if ordinary antihistamines do not control the symptoms effectively.
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