Urticaria also called nettle-rash or hives or wheals in a common language. It is itching rash in common terms. Medically, urticaria may be defined as skin eruption, which is allergic (or non-allergic) in origin and is characterized by profound itching, red circular or irregularly shaped eruptions on any part of the body.
Symptoms of Urticaria
The following are some of the symptoms of Urticaria:
These skin eruptions are erythematous, raised above the skin level, with intense itching and usually worsened by itching and local warmth. It can be acute or chronic; largely having a tendency to recur frequently for many months or years.
These eruptions can remain on the body for variable period, anywhere between few seconds to even hours. They have tendency to disappear and reappear. They tend to disappear without leaving behind any trace.
Location and duration:
it can appear on any part of the skin. Angioedema is a condition when deep tissues are affected. The typical lesions may last for one minute to half an hour. Some may last even longer. Some patients may get the eruptions once in a while and some may have many times during the day. It may be restricted to a couple of spots in some patients, while some may have wide spread rashes appearing for days or even months together.
There are acute, sub-acute, chronic and recurring variants as far as the frequency and duration are concerned.
There is perivascular, cellular infiltrate consisting of lymphocytes and eosinophils,(mast cell - Histiocytic activity) is indicative of it's allergic behavior. There are findings related to edema (swelling) and mucosal inflammation.
The urticaria rash is a symptom of an allergic and immunological out break, in brief hypersensitive reaction due to the histamine release. The histamine release could be from the mast cells when antigens and antibodies (IgM or IgG) combine to activate the immunological reaction. The histamine release could IgE induced. There are certain drugs, pharmacological agents (e.g.: antibiotics, morphine, aspirin, etc.), food articles (proteins, milk products, etc.) Urticaria is a sign of antigen-antibody reaction.
During this process of antibody-antigen reaction, histamine and/or acetylcholine is generated which has the property of causing vessel dilatation (vasodilation) swelling, itching, pain and rash.
Homeopathic treatment for Urticaria
It is been observed that allopathic medicines give temporary benefit to the patient, but homeopathy, since it works nicely to cure the altered immunity, There is permanent solution for this.
Treated cases on Urticaria