Urticaria - symptoms and treatment

Urticaria in prevalence among patients takes the third place among the diseases of allergic origin, yielding questionable leadership of drug Allergy and bronchial asthma. Its main clinical manifestation is rash with separating them from the liquid, which is a swelling of the skin, limited clear contours. Dimensions blister red color can vary from a few millimeters to a centimeter or more.


Hives can cause:

• various allergens (household chemicals, cosmetics, pollen, poison of some insects, medicines, food, and so on);

• substances that contain iodine.

• non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ortofen, diclofenac, aspirin, etc.);

• ACE inhibitors;

• plasma substitutes and blood transfusion;

• stress;

• adverse physical factors (atmospheric pressure, solar rays, high and low temperature);

• infectious diseases;

• serum sickness;

• collagenosis;

• helminthiasis;

• tumor etc.

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The main symptom of eczema - blister, which is accompanied by severe itching. However, disappear rash can for a few minutes. In complex cases, to acute urticaria, which usually passes after a couple of hours can be added angioedema, and then the illness will occur together.

Chronic urticaria is characterized by a long period of flow. The person may experience unpleasant symptoms for up to 6 weeks. Often, its development is associated with systemic diseases. To determine the cause of chronic urticaria and not more than 70% of cases.


For acute urticaria shown to take antihistamines I generation. At a later time it is more appropriate to use the preparations of the second generation.

In the chronic form of the disease is prescribed: Fexofenadine, cyproheptadine at, cetirizine, loratidine. Sometimes the doctor in addition to treatment can be prescribed ranitidine and cimetidine.

If treatment is started promptly, in 70% of patients improvement occurs within 72 hours.

Remember! To diagnose urticaria and prescribe the right treatment can only be a specialist. When the first signs should immediately contact your doctor. Self-treatment can lead to unexpected consequences! Take care of your health!

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