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Posted by: | 2020/03/06

Q.

Cream or oil for lightening of marks caused by scratching hives

I present with chronic hives and i am using only hypoallergenic products (Epimax. Cetaphil and Pure body wash) at present. Is there a product (cream or tissue oil) that I could use to lighten the marks caused by scratching the hives, a product that would not aggravate or cause more hives???

Expert's Reply

A.

Allergy expert
- 2020/04/03

Chronic Hives (Urticaria) is not caused by external skin products and environmental allergens but rather triggered internally with an overabundance of histamine in the skin. Take regular non-sedating antihistamines such as cetirizine, fexofenadine or loratadine. Apply a simple moisturising lotion such as Epimax or Epazone to prevent the skin drying out and causing further itching. Don't apply cortisone creams to urticaria as they are ineffective.

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