CureFactor for Urticaria (Hives)

Urticaria:
Urticaria is common dermatology condition that has its action all over the body characterised with intense itching and burning.
Urticaria is a condition characterised  by sudden and transient appears of wheals(skin lesion) which is accompanied with intense itching and burning.

ETIOLOGY:
Urticaria is is skin reaction towards exogenous factors whic results into hypersensitivity reaction of skin which appears in the form of erythematous wheals.

Exogenous Factors:

  • Insect bites-bugs,wasps,nettles
  • Plants
  • Foods-few individuals are sensitive to few foods products commonly eggs,mushroom,food preservatives,artificial colours.
  • Drug sensitivity
  • Parasites- parasites are believed to be one of the cause for Urticaria like round worm,hook worm,tape worm…etc.
  • Psychogenic cause-over exertion,emotional depression
  • Few systemic diseases like SLE,RA.
  • Genetic predisposition is common.

Clinical Features:

  • Urticaria has abrupt onset,affecting any part of skin either locally or genralised. Urticaria also affects mucous membrane of lips,mouth,pharynx,larynx.

Symptoms:

  • Urticaria starts with symptoms like intense itching and burning.

How the lesions look:

  • Urticaria starts as red erythematous macules,soon becomes oedematous wheals,with irregular,asymmetrical.
  • Urticaria are velvetty to touch and erythema are well defined

CureFactor- Urticaria disappears on pressure.

  • Urticaria subsides within few hours.

Compliactions:

  • Angioneurotic oedema
  • Odema of glottis is medical emergency.

General Management:

  • Reassurance,identify the cause and eliminate it.
  • Avoid all precipitating causes keep yourself free from all kind mental stress
  • Have bland,simple diet during acute attack
  • Avoid tea,coffee,alcohol.