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Allergy problem. Diagnosed with Chronic Urticarea. Painful hives on skin. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Oct-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I'm having allergy problem generally red/white hives occurs on my skin which is painful
User:I was diagnosed with Chronic Urticarea
User:Am I talking to an allergist
Doctor:I am a general physician. I can discuss this issue within my expertise.
Doctor:Are you there?
User:Okay, I've been to numerous doctors and they suggested me to take attarx , it's been quite a long time about 4 years but I don't see ny progress what do I do
Doctor:As you would have found; chronic urticaria is a condition which cannot be completely cured.
Doctor:Though alternative medicine like ayurveda and homeopathy believe they have cure for this condition as far as modern medicine is concerned it cannot be cured.
User:Ya I've read quite a bit on internet about
Doctor:If attarx isn't helping you much, you might need a course of steroid.
Doctor:Besides the medication topical emollient creams and lotions can treat rashes / hives.
User:And do I need to visit doc for this
Doctor:If you have not found attarx and other antihistamines helpful, you can consult a dermatologist.
Doctor:You need not look for allergist since your symptoms are localised to skin.
Doctor:Dermatologist will be able to provide useful answers to this condition.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:I've been to dermatologist and done the allergy test but couldn't find the allergen causing issue he suggested to take attarx only
Doctor:I understand your concern; part of the solution is trying to figure out specific allergen
Doctor:while the other part is treating the problem.
User:I currently started elimination diet which is only rice and dal want to know if this is going to help? Should I consult dietitian or nutritionist
Doctor:Skin patch test uses the common house hold allergens which causes this problems;
Doctor:you might be sensitive to those that are not tested.
Doctor:As far as diet elimination is concerned, there is no point in elimination rice and dal if that is not causing your symptoms.
User:Hmm what do I do :(
Doctor:As I said, earlier
Doctor:figuring the allergen is part of the treatment.
Doctor:if no specific allergen is found, doctors recommend using preventive medications.
User:Okay, and what apart from attarx should I try?
Doctor:Besides attarx, steroid and mast cell stabilizer have been used in treating the problem.
Doctor:As the dose of these medication need to be adjusted depending on the severity of condition and your response,
Doctor:it is preferable to discuss with a competent dermatologist and plan the right treatment.
Doctor:you may need to be followed up for fixing the right treatment.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Okay got it thanks for ur time
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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