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I am suffering from skin alergy known as pressure urticaria for the last 10 years. Any treatments?

I am suffering from skin alergy known as pressure urticaria for the last 10 years. Any treatments?

I find that....: Doxepin, 25-50 mg, at night (the most potent h1 & h2 blocker known) given with generic singulair (montelukast) (10) /day helps most patients! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Solar urticaria-- what is treatment?

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

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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

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I have urticaria I also take chlorpheniremine as treatment but nothing relief occur is there any other treatment available?

I have urticaria I also take chlorpheniremine as treatment but nothing relief occur is there any other treatment available?

Chronic hives: You may want to consider a more potent antihistamine such as generic levocetirizine available by prescription from your doctor or see an allergist for this problem. ...Read more

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What r the symptoms, tests, and treatment for autoimmune urticaria? Is au the same thing as chronic idiopathic hives or is there a distinction?

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!: Good morning,
good morning,
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

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What are your treatment options for severe urticaria/hives?

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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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.

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.

Yes: Stress can indeed cause urticaria. If your fiance cannot sleep because of itching from the hives, try taking antihistamine up to every 6 hrs to see if it helps. If not, she should see her doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments or drugs that can help with solar urticaria?

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

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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

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What are some treatments you can suggest to cure urticaria aka hives?

What are some treatments you can suggest to cure urticaria aka hives?

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

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What are common treatments for cholinergic urticaria? List medicine, dosage, etc 5 mg Levocetrizine no effect history: allergic rhinitis

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

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Eczema help, cyclisporine treatment and urtacaria, what to do?

Eczema help, cyclisporine treatment and urtacaria, what to do?

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

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Can you give me some advice about eczema help, cyclisporine treatment and urtacaria?

Can you give me some advice about eczema help, cyclisporine treatment and urtacaria?

Moisturize&hydrate: 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

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