These are commonly known as hives appeared in form of red, rashed and itchy patches that prolonged for almost six weeks. They appear near lips, tongue, inside throat, genitals etc and get swelled from time to time. It takes time to recover in which antihistamines are very effective in giving relief. The hives are whitish in color but get reddish around it.
Some of the main causes that become the reason of urticaria are as follow:
- stress, depression and severe anxiety condition will result in urticaria
- some allergies to food, medications and temperature changes
- sting of poisonous insects
- changing diet plans
- allergic to soap, detergent etc
- new drug allergies
- disorder in immune system
- health related issues like thyroid imbalance
Some of the common symptoms are:
- Severe itchy reddish patch on the skin that affect the lips, eye lid, genitals etc and get swelled
- Sometime swelling get so serious that it becomes serious for breathing as well
In case of food allergies, one must have to avoid those food items that result in urticaria, especially when you are taking certain medications. In this regard numerous over the counter medication is available like antihistamines that give relief and reduce pain in case of severity. These antihistamines suit to specific patient so always take as per the prescription of the doctor or after clinical guidance. And if you are allergic to such medicines, it is better to inform your physician in time so as to avoid further complications.
Some creams and ointments are also available that help to reduce the rash and itchiness. These creams are very effective in giving cooling effect because these creams contain menthol. Doctors also suggest taking tepid bath before going to bed as it gives relief and soothing affect. All such creams, ointments, lotions, soap contains menthol, camphor or any cooling agent which helps to give relief and soothing affect. These also help to reduce the itchiness and inflammatory affect.
Other than some medicines like loratadine, certirizine etc are very effective in increasing the level of tolerance and minimize the itchiness. Cyclosporine is also very effective in strengthening the immune system but keep in mind that these medicines sometimes cause infection. If there could be some severity, one must have to consult the doctor on immediate basis.
On safe hand side, avoid medications like aspirin, Tylenol, naproxen etc that are the main medicines which triggers and promote urticaria. Similarly avoid alcohol, food addictives and anti depressants.
It is better to avoid taking steroid for immediate relief, though they are very effective in reducing inflammation but taken at the very last stage. In these steroids most commonly used are, prednisone that is somewhat safer than other medicines.
In case of infections, antibiotics are given like contains antifungal medicines doxepin that result in immediate relief and liberations from this disease.