Save Xolair as a Last Resort for Chronic Hives

New guidelines will clarify how to treat chronic urticaria...when itching occurs on most days for AT LEAST 6 weeks.

Try a SECOND-generation antihistamine...they're better tolerated and seem as effective as the more sedating FIRST-generation antihistamines (diphenhydramine, etc).

Lean toward cetirizine...it seems more effective than other second-generation antihistamines for hives.

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