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What are some home treatments for hives and skin rashes?

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An antihistamine and loose clothing are the most common home treatments for hives and skin rashes. Antihistamines, such as Benadryl or Claritin, can be purchased over-the-counter, states Mayo Clinic.

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What are some home treatments for hives and skin rashes?
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At-home treatments to help reduce the itching of the hives include a bath with baking soda or oatmeal in the water. Placing something directly on the rash, such as a cold washcloth, can also help alleviate some of the discomfort being caused to the skin, as stated by Mayo Clinic. If a patient knows exactly what causes the hives, avoiding that specific food or object will stop the hives all together.

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