What is the goal of treatment for acute urticaria (hives)?

Updated: Mar 21, 2018
  • Author: Henry K Wong, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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The major goal of treatment is to control the severity of acute urticarial lesions. Antihistamines are the primary agents used to treat urticaria. (See Treatment Strategies and Management.)


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