Acute urticaria requires no treatment. But if the symptoms are severe, there are several helpful medications to cope with them such as:
Antihistamines, as the name suggests, can obstruct the amount and effects of histamines, helping relieve the itching and rash. Beware of these medications when you would like to drive a car as they can possibly cause sleepiness. However, if you have sleeping problem related to itchiness, you can take advantage of antihistamines.
It is not recommended that pregnant women take these medications. Sometimes, health-care providers may suggest a kind of antihistamines known as chlorphenamine, which is believed not to affect the unborn baby.
High-dose corticosteroids taken orally can restrain the immune system leading to ease the symptoms of itchiness. Keep in mind you do not take these medications for longer than 5 days because the increasing risks of infection may occur. Consult your health-care provider for more info.
If you suffer from chronic urticaria you need to have the following treatments:
Antihistamines and Corticosteroids
As abovementioned, those are effective to help alleviate the symptoms.
In this treatment you need to avoid foods that activate histamine such as tomatoes, fish, spinach, chocolate, yogurt and strawberries.
Menthol and Camphor Cream
They are good treatments to reduce itchiness, although they are sometimes less effective than other medications. Menthol and camphor can help numb nerve endings.
Avoid Stress and Alcohol
It's recommended to keep away from stress and alcohol if you have hives, as they can exacerbate your symptoms.