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Is there any alternative to cetrizine hydrochloride for urticaria ?

cetrizine hydrochloride i am taking 10 mg per day for more than 7 10 yrs due to itching/ urticaria . i am not asthmatic cetrizine hydrochloride i am taking 10 mg per day for more than 7-10 yrs due to itching/urticaria. i am not asthmatic, not diabetic, not hypertensive, not any other medicine. all investigations : normal. if i will stop taking this , after max 2 days , unbearable itching will start all over the body & some time rashes . i have tried : allegra: i developed some chest discomfort, so i stopped taking allegra as a alternative to cetrizine. 60 yrs , male
Asked On : Fri, 11 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
You are suffering from Chronic Hives, for this you will have to get yourself examined to rule out any underlying Autoimmune Disorder of Thyroid or LUPUS, so that proper treatment could be initiated. Until the cause is treated, Cetirizine will just give you temporary relief. Apart from low-sedating antihistamines, you may need other medications as well.
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Homeopath Dr. KOMAL vig's  Response
hello..‘Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum’.
u body is addicted to cetrizine ... thats why u r experiencing itching n other symptoms after stopping it.. its called as withdrwal effects..
do not discontinue the cetrizine all of a sudden.. instead i will advice you to opt for homeopathy.. so that it increases ur immunity n graduallt in tapering doses the cetrizine can be reduced n stopped
‘Wish you Good Health’.
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