A Study On Ulticaria

The human body secretes histamine along with some more chemicals into the blood as an allergic reaction to some substances. This may lead to bulky skin, itching and similar symptoms. Hives is a common disease in people with low resistance power and allergic to particular things.

Chronic urticaria is the term used for hives lasting more than 2 months. Visually there are no such dissimilarities between normal and chronic urticaria. The most severe circumstances of urticaria may even last for more than two years. It was seen from a survey that chronic urticaria lasts more than a year in above 60% of the urticaria patients and for 18 or more years in 20% of them.

Some drugs leading to allergic reactions that cause Urticaria include: suphonylurea, aspirin, some anti-convulsants and more. Urticaria caused by drugs has also been a reason for critical cardiac complexities. Sulphonylurea glimepiride, a drug used for controlling diabetes in particular, has been known to cause allergic reactions leading to Urticaria. Even aspirin intake has many cases has been seen as a cause for urticaria.

Other sources causing urticaria:

• Insect bites- A lot of insects may trigger urticaria.

• Water contact- A rare kind of urticaria happens upon contact with water. This may last from 15 minutes to an hour.

• Heat- Excess exposure to heat may also lead to urticaria. This may be due to too much time spent in steam room or near a furnace and similar activities. This kind of urticaria usually lasts for some hours.

• Cold- Similarly over exposure to cold temperatures may also lead to a kind of urticaria. This lasts not more than a few minutes.

• Stress Related- This form of urticaria is caused by over exercise or too much time spent in hot baths. This is the most common reason for urticaria. Small red spots are seen on the skin, which may cause itching. The spots or hives are smaller than the normal one. It may last for some days in extreme cases.

• Vibration related: This is one more type caused by exposure to vibration. It is a very rare and temporary kind of urticaria.

Other sources include:

• Pollen grains

• Fish, nuts, eggs, milk etc.

• Excess emotional stress

• Too much exposure to sun or cold.

Another type of urticaria is also known as Dermographism. It is a type of Urticaria known by weals or welts appearing on the skin which leads to itchy, loose or dry skin. This is the most common type of Urticaria. In many cases it does not last long, the skin returns to its normal form in a matter of hours.

The Treatment:

The treatment starts with identifying the cause of urticaria. Intestinal worms have been seen as a leading to urticaria. Usually domestic medication and some natural herbs do the work.