Urticaria in medical term for hives. And hives are area of skin that become raised and itchy, may be in color as red or can stay the same color as skin, further it can be small, red itchy bumps or turn into large swollen or white itchy welts. It can stay in part of body where they originate from or can spread all over the body. Though condition is not life-threatening but can be uncomfortable and interfere with sleep and daily activities.
Urticaria can be classified by the purported causative agent. Many different substances in environment may cause urticarial, including medications, food and physical agents. In major, it is due to an autoimmune reaction, and autoimmune urticaria, includes other autoimmune conditions such as autoimmune thyroiditis, celiac disease, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome or systemic lupus erythematous.
Signs and symptoms include:
- batches of red or white welts (wheals), usually on face, trunk, arm or legs
- welts vary in size, change shape and appear-disappear repeatedly as reaction runs its course
- itching that may be severe
- swelling that causes pain or burning (angioedema), especially inside the throat and around eyes, cheeks, lips, hands, feet and genitals
- tendency to flare with triggers such as heat, exercise and stress
- frequently and unpredictably recurs
Seek emergency care if you:
- Feel dizzy
- Have severe chest tightness or trouble breathing
- Feel tongue or throat swelling
- Welts that come with hives arise when certain cells release histamine and other chemicals into bloodstream
Though lifestyle does matter a lot as skin reaction may be triggered by:
Alcohol, food or food additives
Heat or cold
Insects or parasites
Plants such as poison ivy
Pressure on skin, as from tight waistband
Chronic hives or urticaria complications include;
Difficult breathing – when swelling occurs inside mouth or throat, you may have difficult breath in-out
Serious allergic reaction – anaphylactic shock (anaphylaxis) is a serious allergic reaction involving heart or lungs, as bronchial tubes narrow, difficult breath, and blood pressure drops.
In the meantime, if experiencing mild or severe, following precautions help prevent or soothe recurring skin reaction;
Avoid irritating affected areas, cool the affected area with shower, fan, cool cloth or soothing lotion, wear loose, light clothing.
Avoid known triggers, such as certain foods or additives, alcohol, pain relievers, heat, cold, exertion, and stress.
Avoid scratching or using harsh soaps.
Avoid intake that has the ingredients of ‘heat’ properties be it in veg or non-veg.
Cool the affected area with a shower, fan, cool, wear light and loose cloths or soothing lotion.
Diet restrictions, such as eliminating yeast, food additives and other things that may cause the skin reaction (allergens)
Keep a diary of when and where hives occur, what you were doing, what you were eating, and so on. This may help you and your doctor identify triggers.
Wear loose, light clothing.
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