Hi, RICKZ. Sorry you're going through this. You can take Zyrtec for hives also. And, as far as being at home, if you have access to ice or frozen bags of fruit or veggies, this has been known to give instant relief and take the swelling down fast. Or you can take a very cold bath or shower and then sit in front of a fan. I hope you start feeling better soon.
Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec. Although Zyrtec won't work as fast. You can always put ice on the affected area, it'll stop the itch and redness. Sorry you have to go through hives, they suck!! (I have a nasty case right now.)