Which agents are effective in the treatment of acute urticaria?

Updated: Mar 21, 2018
  • Author: Henry K Wong, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Most cases of acute urticaria respond to pharmacotherapy (see Medication). Antihistamines are the first line of therapy for urticaria. [48, 49] Modern second-generation antihistamines are also effective as first-line treatment. Diphenhydramine (25 mg IV or 50 mg IM or PO) or hydroxyzine (50 mg IM or PO) can be administered also and have benefit in helping patients sleep at nights. [48, 49]


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