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Pressure Urticaria Treatment
I am suffering from skin alergy known as pressure urticaria for the last 10 years. Any treatments?
Very difficult topic: Nobody knows, but suspicion exists that the allergy is directed at your own tissues. ...Read more
Solar urticaia Rx.: Sun avoidance, good sun screens, and antistamines are primary treatments. Solar urticaria is a form of physical urticaria (hives) and can be very annoying. There are some medications that can cause a person have a rash on exposure to sun, but they are usually not urticarial in nature. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have urticaria I also take chlorpheniremine as treatment but nothing relief occur is there any other treatment available?
What r the symptoms, tests, and treatment for autoimmune urticaria? Is au the same thing as chronic idiopathic hives or is there a distinction?
Treat the cause!:
urticaria refers to hives, due to changes in blood flow to skin due to certain neuro-chemicals. Autoimmune urticaria suggests an association of these chemicals being released as a result of immune system fighting your own cells producing antibodies against nuclear components of cells such as those of thyroid glands (thyroiditis), intestines, pancreas, skin, kidneys etc. ...Read more
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
Does stress cause urticaria? My fiancé has high blood pressure and could sleep at night. How does she go about it at least to be able to sleep.
Solar Urticaria: A very frustrating disorder. Sunscreen and adequate coverage of the skin, oral non-sedating antihistamines once to twice daily. Consider buying swimwear including hats, tops, suits and bottoms that are impregnated with upf protection since that can also help. It will burn out but we don't know when. ...Read more
What r the symptoms, tests, & treatments for autoimmune urticaria? Is it different from chronic urticaria?
Not necessarily: Chronic urticaria ilasts longer than 6 weeks, and most of those are of unknown cause, chronic idiopathic urticaria (ciu). Part of ciu is due to autoimmunity. However, the tests for autoimmune urticaria may not be sspecific. Autoimmune urticaria may not respond to antihistamines alone. Such patients may require leukotriene antagonists, prednisone, dapsone, Cyclosporine and even ivig. ...Read more
Cure, hmmm: Wish there was an easy answer for hives. They have a mind of their own and don't follow a religion. Your best bet is to consult an allergist to help you determine possible triggers, but if you have chronic hives, this is going to be a tough call. Work is in progress in several studies to unlock the mystery of chronic hives. Some allergists have dedicated their careers in the study of urticaria... ...Read more
What are common treatments for cholinergic urticaria? List medicine, dosage, etc 5 mg Levocetrizine no effect history: allergic rhinitis
Anthistamines: Antihistamines are main treatment for cholinergic urticaria, but sometimes must take more than normal dose. You can try twice daily dosing of cetrizine (10 mg twice a day) or twice daily dosing of fexofenadine (180 mg twice a day). If this regimen not working, I suggest seeing an allergist to further manage/evaluate. ...Read more
See specialist: For refractory eczema there are various treatment that you might not have tried that could improve your symptoms. Higher dose topical corticosteroid ointments, better skin hygiene, more frequent moisturization, chlorine baths, wet wraps, phototherapy, oral antibiotics, calcium/vitamin D supplementation, or more aggressive systemic medications like anti-inflammatories or immune-modulators. ...Read more
Cyclosporine is a sort of last resort for Urticaria, if no relief with oral antihis. Need momitioring of blood for side effects.
The mainstay of treat is topical anti-inflammatory medications and skin care measures. Frequent use of emollients& moisturizers is important in minimizing symptoms. Adjunctive treat with antihistamines is also often helpful to minimize skin trauma from scratching. Hydra ...Read more