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What is best treatment for chronic idiopathic urticaria ?

What is best treatment for chronic idiopathic urticaria ?

Xolair: Xolair , a synthesized monoclonal antibody against IgE, is likely the most effective treatment today when high-dose antihistamine failed. It may work within a few weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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What's the best treatment to get rid of familial cold urticaria?

What's the best treatment to get rid of familial cold urticaria?

Stay warm: Move to a warmer climate. Don't take cold showers or baths. Never swim in cold swimming pools or in cold ocean water. Dress warmly including gloves and scarves in cold weather even if you're going outside for just a minute or two to take out the trash. Prophylactic antihistamines - that means taking it everyday may help. There is no cure for physical urticarias like cold urticaria. ...Read more

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Will urticaria kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will drive you crazy: Urticaria is more uncomfortable than life threatening. It can reach extremes, predisposing to skin infection and severe fluid loss with dehydration. ...Read more

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Treatment for chronic urticaria?

Treatment for chronic urticaria?

Chronic urticaria: can be very tough to control, but treatment modalities are present, different protocols are used, needs first to be diagnosed right as so many types are there, chronic idiopathic urticaria is only diagnosed after exhausting all possible causes, and still there's treatment to control it, takes time, and compliance is important, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for severe urticaria/hives?

See Allergist: There are a number of treatment options for severe, refractory hives. First line is high dose non-sedating antihistamines like Zyrtec followed by H2 blockers like Zantac (ranitidine). Montelukast can also be used as well as sedating antihistamines like hydroxyzine or doxepin. If these therapies fail there are more aggressive treatments like omalizumab, anti-inflammatories, and immunosuppressants. See Allergist ...Read more

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What are the causes & treatment of chronic urticaria pl advise?

What are the causes & treatment of chronic urticaria  pl advise?

Complex: Chronis urticaria is a riddle we have not been able to crack yet. Some people have underlying autoimmune disease and others we don't know. Treatment is antihistamines and sometimes immunosuppressants, depending on the severity of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for urticaria?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for urticaria?

Antihistamines: Avoiding what you believe to be causing the urticaria (hives) is the best treatment, but sometimes not easily done. Antihistamines can also help greatly, and are available over the counter. ...Read more

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How to know the cause of urticaria in one year old baby? treatment? and could it result in hypomelanosis?

Urticaria: In a one year old is uncommon,especially chronic types, even though,most of the time the cause would be unknown & would resolve spontaneously,just get controlled with medicine like cetirizine.Allergies to certain foods can be a cause,but mostly it's obvious with direct correlation with the offending food as milk or peanuts.Right diagnosis leads to right management,check again,have a 2nd opinion ...Read more