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I've had hives for almost a year now. The only thing that reduces the itch is Triamcinoline Acetonide 0.1% cream. If I apply the cream to my legs and arms for 2 weeks, the hives (which can get as bad a big red pussy patches) and the sores disappear. When I stop, they first start on my ankle area, travel up my leg, then start on my forearms, and finally on my back. I've tried an elimination diet with no luck. Vitamin B's didn't help.
The dermatologist took a culture which was negative. The dermatologist prescribed Hydroxyzine HCL 10 mg with taken once a day along with antihistamine Cetrizein Hydrochoride 10mg (Zyrtec). The antihistamine cocktail does not stop the hives. I also tried the hydroxyzine with Chlorpheniramine Maleate 4mg and loratadine 10 mg (Claritin). This didn't stop the hives either.
I'd prefer to get off the Triamcinoline because it thins the skin. Has anyone had any luck with increasing the antihistamine dosage or using a different antihistamine? Has anyone experiences bad side effects from doubling/tripling any of the antihistamines I've listed above?
Many thanks for your replies.
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