Urticaria- how to get some relief?
Hello, my friend is suffering from urticaria. Her symptoms are swellings, known as wheals, appear as a rash on the skin. They are usually pink or red, with an oval or round shape. They range from a few millimeters to several inches across. They are extremely itchy, and they have a red flare around them. Please suggest what to do?
@prasoon Treatment for acute urticaria includes non-sedating antihistamines taken regularly for several weeks.
Antihistamines, such as cetirizine or fexofenadine, help by blocking the effects of histamines and reducing the rash and stopping the itching.
Various antihistamines can be purchased in pharmacies or online.
Some antihistamines cause drowsiness, especially if the user also consumes alcohol. Some are not suitable during pregnancy unless prescribed by a doctor.
Patients with angioedema may need to see an allergist, an immunologist, or a dermatologist. Angioedema can cause potentially serious breathing difficulties.
If there is swelling of the tongue or lips, or if breathing becomes difficult, the doctor may prescribe an epinephrine auto-injector, for example, EpiPen, in case of emergencies.
Patients should avoid known triggers, if possible.