Steroids Do Not Work to Control Itching From Hives (image) American College of Emergency Physicians Share Print E-Mail Caption A study published in Annals of Emergency Medicine shows that steroids do not help with the itching associated with hives. Antihistamines do. Credit American College of Emergency Physicians Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.