Help! Agonizing pain from Hives
February 14, 2008 6:53 PM Subscribe
What can I do to relieve my pain from hives?
posted by sweetkid to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have hives all over my torso, most likely from stress, as I have been going through some rough times lately. They pop up pretty much all over my torso, with one particularly angry patch of red bumps on my stomach. I can't go to the doctor right now because of lack of insurance, but I sent pictures to my mom, who is a doctor. She recommended claritin and hydrocortisone, but I still have a lot of pain. Every few minutes I get a stab of shooting pain from the patch on my stomach. The only thing I have found that helps is a lukewarm shower with some Aveeno body wash, or sometimes an ice pack. If the problem persists for the next few days I will get to a doctor somehow, but in the meantime what can I do/take to lessen the pain? I don't have any other symptoms, chills, etc.