My daughter has had hives for 6 days now. Taking prednisone and Benadryl. The hives got better then worse. The itching is unbearable. Called back the doctor and he increased prednisone to 10 days, tapering off the last few. Added hydroxyzine and Pepcid. She needs to go to work and college classes and is afraid to go because of hives on her face and extreme itching. Tonight will be first night of hydroxyzine. 40 g of prednisone today and 1 Pepcid. Will that help her hives and itching? I hate her taking multiple prescriptions and what side effects. So far just some swelling and a little bruising but throat and breathing fine from prednisone. Worried mom. Thx