Treatment Of Hives In Asthmatics?

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My friend has hives, so is it safe to treat it with antihistamines while she has a history of asthma, but her asthma hasn’t recurred for a long time.

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Hi Iron's,

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Hives (urticaria) are usually characterized by the appearance of welts on the skin resembling caterpillar bites that cause itching and even heat which is quite annoying. This condition can appear locally in certain parts of the body, but can also spread to almost the entire body.

There are many triggers for hives, including excessive pressure on body parts, allergies, insect bites, side effects of drugs, stress, infection, impaired immunity, to environmental conditions that are too hot, too cold, and poor water quality. If it occurs in the long term (more than 6 weeks), hives can also occur related to excessive alcohol or caffeine consumption.

Overcoming hives can not be arbitrary. You need to know the trigger first. Antihistamines can indeed treat hives, but they don't necessarily cure it completely. If there are other factors that underlie the hives, then these factors must also be handled thoroughly so that hives do not recur and recur. So, you should not take drugs carelessly before going to the doctor. Through direct evaluation, the doctor can determine what kind of treatment is best according to the cause of the hives. There is no prohibition for asthmatics to take antihistamines, as long as they do not have allergies to antihistamines. However, considering that this drug is not included in the class of over-the-counter drugs, it is best not to take it without a doctor's supervision.

Your colleague can first do the following steps to resolve the complaint:

Sprinkle saycil powder on the skin with hives. Don't scratch too much. Choose clothes that are loose and absorb sweat. Avoid stress. Take a shower. If your colleague has allergies to certain substances, stay away from exposure to these substances.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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