Top 20 Doctor insights on: Contact urticaria in children
Hives with cold skin: People who have cold induced urticaria release histamine in their skin when it cools. People react at different temperatures. If you place an ice cube on your skin you will develop a hive at the site (see photo). Keep warm, cover skin in cold air, take antihistamines. Swimming in cold water and cold drinks can be fatal. See an allergist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Contact urticaria is a syndrome in which hives are caused by a variety of compounds, such as foods, preservatives, fragrances, plant and animal products, and metals. The etiology can both be immunologic requiring prior exposure to the the allergen or non-immunologic. Patients can present with localized hives, generalized hives, or have ...Read more
Heat, antihistamine: First avoid temperatures colder than the temperature which causes your hives. Second cover as much of your skin as possible. Third, because the hives are due to the release of histamine in your skin when it cools, antihistamines will minimize or control the symptoms. See an allergist. Avoid swimming in cold water and drinking cold drinks to prevent potentially life threatening reactions. ...Read more
Contact urticaria: Contact urticaria is a syndrome in which hives are caused by a variety of compounds, such as foods, preservatives, fragrances, plant and animal products, and metals. The etiology can both be immunologic requiring prior exposure to the the allergen or non-immunologic. Patients can present with localized hives, generalized hives, or have symptoms associated with anaphylaxis. ...Read more
Good question: No one knows why but it is suspected to be an autoimmune problem. The good news is that it may subside in a few years. Be sure you don't jump into cold water until the problem can be evaluated by an allergist. ...Read more
It is important to determine the cause of the urticarial. For example, if there is a trigger such as certain foods, antibiotics etc. Your physician can order a CAP panel after obtaining a detailed history of possible triggers.
Calamine can be used to soothe the skin, an antihistamine topical lotion can also be used three to four times per day. ...Read more
I have Aquagenic urticaria. Is there any medicine to control it. Skin is painful n red after contacting with water. But skin don't itch?
Difficult control: It is very difficult to control this disease and no one has known the actual cause. Some try the regular treatments for urticaria with antihistamines like hydroxyzine, cyproheptadine, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Other treatments are more difficult and would need direct care or observations and not enough room here to go into all of the types. See MD-health. Com for further information. I hope this helped. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Allergy testing may hold an answer. However, with chronic urticaria, less than 5% of the time is a cause found. ...Read more
Some simple solution:
Many types, but an easy cure without asignificant side-effects is the combination of Hydroxyzine (50mg) at night with rantidine (300mg).
Most people experience significant relief, almost immediately. Both of these drugs are $4.00/mo at target, walmart, kroger's, etc. ...Read more
Hive Worry Index: On a scale of 1-10 (10 worst). Hives <6 weeks: 2. Hives >6 weeks: 3. After you see your doctor or allergist to rule-out the bad stuff: 2. Hives with swollen lips or eyelids (angioedema):4. Hives with swollen tongue:5. Angioedema without hives:5. Hives with vomiting, stomachache, difficulty breathing, passing out or nearly so:10. If score 3 or more see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: Chronic urticaria (hives) is divided into 2 groups - non-physical & physical. In the latter mast cells release histamine under external stimuli - heat, pressure, cold. 50% of non-physical chronic urticaria is autoimmune, the immune system attacking self. About 5% can be attributed to a chronic infection or malignancy. When your allergist has ruled out these the rest is idiopathic & usually benign. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No hot showers: Urticartia, in most cases is the result of oozing fluid from blood vessels. If you take a hot shower, you dilate the blood vessels and you will make the welts worse. A cold shower may temporarily reduce the size or resolve the urticaria temporarily. If not tolerated, use lukewarm water. Along with the showers, take an antihistamine such as fexofenadine or cetirizine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can't be done: I wish it could, and I hope you'll forgive my frankness. I know it's a nuisance. If you're clever enough to have found HealthTap, you'll learn tricks over your lifetime to manage it, and perhaps be able to share them with others online. ...Read more
No: Urticaria (hives) won't kill. Just don't take both hands off the steering wheel to scratch. Anaphylaxis is a much more severe allergic reaction that includes hives with laryngospasm (a choked off windpipe) or shock. These things can kill you but anaphylaxis is quite uncommon compared to hives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find & Control: Find the cause, when possible. Control the symptoms. There are many things which cause urticaria, and sometimes urticaria can be auto-immune (ie due to your own body's production of antibodies). An allergist can help you identify the cause, when possible, either something as simple as your soap, or watch, or a food, or more complicated like a serious medical problem. ...Read more