What is the therapeutic regimen for corticosteroids as 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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In adults, 40-60 mg daily of prednisone for 5 days is a reasonable therapeutic regimen. In children, the treatment is 1 mg/kg/d for 5 days. Tapering of the corticosteroid dose is not necessary in most cases of acute urticaria. [1]


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