Anyway, I saw on one person's posts online that whenever their hives would break out and itch they would put a little baking soda in a little water and then rub it on the hives. So, this is what I have been doing for about 3 days now.
I am happy to report that it helps with the itching better than anything I have used (which includes the cortisone prescription my doctor gave me). The hives haven't gone away entirely, but seem to subside now and then in places. I have had a few new ones pop on (2 on my neck, one large one on my face near my eye, my upper legs), but mostly still arms and hands.
I am thankful for the relief I have received from the baking soda and have stopped using the other creams and will just keep using this for now. So, that is the hive update for anyone who was wondering.