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Angioedema is severe swelling beneath the skin. The swelling may also occur on the surface of the skin. In some cases, the swelling is combined with the appearance of hives. Some areas of the body such as the face and limbs, are more prone to swel[read article]

Tests for Giant Hives

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An allergy test is an exam performed by a trained allergy specialist to determine if your body has an allergic reaction to a known substance. The exam can be in the...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Giant Hives

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A tracheostomy is a medical procedure-either temporary or permanent-in which a tube is surgically implanted into a person's windpipe so that he or she can brea...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Giant Hives

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PREDNISONE (PRED ni sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated inc...  More
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EPINEPHRINE (ep i NEF rin) helps open up air passages and makes breathing easier for people with mild asthma.  More
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DESLORATADINE (des lor AT a deen) is an antihistamine. It helps to relieve sneezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. This medicine is used to treat or prevent s...  More
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CLEMASTINE (KLEM as teen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of allergies and mild allergic reactions. This medicine will not treat an infection.  More
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CETIRIZINE (se TI ra zeen) is an antihistamine. This medicine is used to treat or prevent symptoms of allergies. It is also used to help reduce itchy skin rash and ...  More
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CHLORPHENIRAMINE (klor fen IR a meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat a runny nose from allergies or a cold. It is also used to treat the symptoms an aller...  More
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DIPHENHYDRAMINE (dye fen HYE dra meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction. It is also used to treat Parkinson's dise...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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FEXOFENADINE (fex oh FEN a deen) is an antihistamine. This medicine is used to treat or prevent symptoms of allergies. It is also used to help reduce itchy skin ras...  More
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HYDROXYZINE (hye DROX i zeen) is an antihistamine. This medicine is used to treat allergy symptoms. It is also used to treat anxiety and tension. This medicine can ...  More
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LORATADINE (lor AT a deen) is an antihistamine. It helps to relieve sneezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of all...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Giant Hives

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EPINEPHRINE (ep i NEF rin) helps open up air passages and makes breathing easier for people with mild asthma.  More
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CLEMASTINE (KLEM as teen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of allergies and mild allergic reactions. This medicine will not treat an infection.  More
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CETIRIZINE (se TI ra zeen) is an antihistamine. This medicine is used to treat or prevent symptoms of allergies. It is also used to help reduce itchy skin rash and ...  More
4.
CHLORPHENIRAMINE (klor fen IR a meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat a runny nose from allergies or a cold. It is also used to treat the symptoms an aller...  More
5.
DIPHENHYDRAMINE (dye fen HYE dra meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction. It is also used to treat Parkinson's dise...  More
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LORATADINE (lor AT a deen) is an antihistamine. It helps to relieve sneezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of all...  More
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Self Care for Giant Hives

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Apply Cold Compresses
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