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Urticaria Treatment

Urticaria is a kind of skin reaction that causes raised itchy welts. The swelling may vary in size which may range from small spots to bigger blotches several inches in diameter. These lines appear and disappear. Angiodema is a kind of swelling that affects deeper layers in your skin and one can notice it often around eyes and lips
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Offers best treatment for acute and chronic urticaria with latest investigations to know the cause of urticaria and how to prevent it.

Acute & Chronic Urticaria, Angiodema & Hives can be treated by Latest systemetic Treatment & New generation Therapy for urticaria, Removal of triggering factor, Avoidance of some drugs or food additatives is most effective way to control it.

Causes of Urticaria
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Symptoms of Urticaria
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Treatment of Urticaria
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Prevention of Urticaria
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What is Urticaria

It is common skin allergic skin reaction ,can be some times because of ingested drugs that causes it(like few antibiotic or pain killers etc) or ingested food that triggered it. This condition presents with severe irritation and swelling and itching on the skin of various sizes and shapes.

Causes of Urticaria
  • Food Allergens (eggs, fish, nuts, fruit) - Many foods can trigger reactions in people with sensitivities, Shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs & milk are frequent offenders.
  • Medicine Allergy (penicillin, hormones, sulphonamides, etc.)-Common culprits include pencillin, aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Aleve, others) and blood pressure medications.
  • OTHER ALLERGANS- Other substances that can cause hives and Angiodema include pollen, animal dander, latex &insect stings (bees, wasps).
  • Infections ( glandular fever or mono, hepatitis B, etc )

Apart from this allergic Urticaria there are some which are physical in origin: sun, cold, pressure. 

Symptoms of Urticaria

Rings or large patches -

It takes form of a wheals red at periphery and central pallor. Can occur anywhere in the body

moves - Welts that resolve while new welts erupt, making it seem as if the condition “moves”.

Itchy - Itch may be surrounded by a red flare

Burning - Burning or stinging in the affected area is very rare.

Hives can be either acute or chronic. Acute hives last from less than one day up to six weeks. Chronic hives last more than six weeks – sometimes for months to years.

Angiodema hives
Angiodema is a special form of Urticaria.
It is distinguished by a swelling on the face with edema of the lips, the eye- lids (“slitty eye”), some of the mucous membranes, and other parts of the body. There is no pruritus but instead a painful or burning sensation.

  • Raised red or white welts ( swelling) of various sizes that can cover large areas of skin
  • Itching which may be severe
  • Rarely burning or stinging in the affected area.
Treatment of Urticaria

Treatment can offer relief for intense itching, serious discomfort or symptoms that persist.

Local Measures

  • a. Cool or ice water compresses or tepid baths with Aveeno colloidal oatmeal may eliminate itching.
  • b. Antipyretic lotions or emulsions may help: 0.25 % menthol with or without 1% phenol in calamine lotion.

Systemic Measures
Antihistamine therapy with H1 antagonists is the therapy of choice .Hydroxyzine is often the best drug in chronic cases. It may be used alone or with other antihistamines, and dosage should be pushed to limit of tolerance or to subsidence of symptoms.

New – second generation H1 antihistamines are less sedating due to their decreased penetration of the blood – brain barrier and provide a 24-hour relief. Oral Corticosteroids- Oral corticosteroids such as prednisone can aid in reducing inflammation, redness and itching- but are only used for short term for severe hives or Angiodema.

Prevention of Urticaria

Chronic Urticaria- Identification and treatment or removal of the trigger factor is the most important and only effective long term therapy

Avoidance of aspirin or food additives has been claimed to improve the condition of 50% of patients with chronic idiopathic Urticaria.

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