Did you try calamine lotion? Probably you are having a solar urticaria.Is it present mostly in the exposed areas of your body? . The most common cause is the exposure to ultraviolet radiation..A photo patch test or a photo test is done to identify solar urticaria.Anti histamine/anti allergic drugs are the main medical treatment.There is another form of treatment called desensitization.This form of treatment is meant to reduce the intensity or altogether eliminate the allergic reactions people have by gradually increasing exposure to the form of radiation that brings about the reaction.In the case of solar urticaria, phototherapy and photochemotherapy are the two major desensitization treatments.Sometimes immunosuppressive drugs such as prednisolone and ciclosporin is prescribed if the patient is suffering from an intense form of solar urticaria. However, the side effects of these medicines can be severe which is why they are reserved for the most extreme of cases.Then there is another method called plasmapheresis in which the blood is cleared of the factors that cause urticaria.But this is in the development stage.So you can discuss this with your local doctor and also try calamine lotion over the lesions..
Hello doctor, I am from Bangalore and is suffering from chronic urticaria . I am consulting Dr.Smitha Warriar of Fortis Hospital. She has asked me to take your opinion on this matter as I am not able to come down to mumbai for your consultation so she suggested me to take online consultation with you as you are the expert in this field. I am having this problem from last 4-5 yrs but every time I take medicine it supresses the symptom but again the problem persists after sometime. I have been on several medicines but it didn t work. please help me how to overcome this problem. My Ige level was 2000 3 months back.
Hi, I have a severe case of uticaria. I develop huge welts randomly and can appear anywhere on my body. They are hot, itchy and sore to touch. Sometimes my face puffs up like a balloon. I ve been to numerous doctors and allergy clinics and had every kind of blood test/allergy test and nothing has come back. Has been going on for nearly 3 years now. I just take anti-histamines twice a day but some times that s not enough and have been prescribed other medication when it get severe which does make it go away and keep it at bay. But as soon as I miss a day or two of meds it comes straight back again. I just want answers. I don t want to be on meds every day for the rest of my life. These just mask the real problem. and who knows what the long term effects are from these. Cetirizine, T Lukast, Prednisolone to name a few. Any advice much appreciated.
Respected Sir, My daughter is suffering from severe acute urticaria since last two weeks, we are consult dermatologist in my town. He reffered to blood tests, the reports are eosinophils count is 9% and CRP is 1: 4 titre, now she is suffering with hives with red scratches on the skin . please give yours valuable suggestion and do the needful.
My sister is in a hospital in Pueblo Co and has been diagnosed with hepatorenal syndrome. She had an emergency gallbladder surgery and has been in ICU since Dec. 3rd and today has been moved a regular hospital room. They were giving her medicine to help her kidney and liver but they were not helping. The doctor said it is terminal and gave her 3-6 months. She needs a partial liver and a kidney transplant. I am a willing donor but am have incompatible blood type. My family is in Big Timber MT (13 hours away) I am worried and want to go there to see what I can do to help and talk to her doctors about plasmapheresis or paired exchange due to our different blood types. Would it be good to go now-I fear waiting because I don't know how bad this is or if it could get worse quickly.
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