Urticaria is an extremely common condition known by the names like nettle rash, hives, wheals. It is the most common allergic disorder. Patients react to certain foods, drugs and conditions in an abnormal way.
Urticarial lesions are itchy, red and raised areas of variable sizes, that often arise suddenly and last for few hours. Lesions may appear recurrently for years.
In some patients, pressure can cause urticarial lesions. Writing on the skin with a blunt pointing thing can raise the skin within a few minutes in such a way that it can be read- it is called dermatographism. Food like fish, prawn, crabs etc., drugs like aspirin, penicillin, opioid etc.,certain insect bites etc. are known to cause urticaria. Emotional factors can also precipitate urticaria.
Urticaria can be
- Acute- lasting for a while to few days, in response to some food, drug etc.
- Chronic – recurrent attacks of severe urticaria, disabling the patient. Cause is generally unknown. Emotional factors may play a role.
Constitutional homeopathic treatment aims at relieving the problem in totality, especially where disease has been troubling for a very long time. As the treatment continues:
- Intensity and
- Duration of the episodes start declining
The patient starts experiencing more freedom from disease. Moreover, patient is able to tolerate food and conditions that use to aggravate him. And the added advantage is that general health also improves.
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