Top 6 Frequently asked Questions About Urticaria in 2021

Top 6 Questions Asked About Urticaria in 2021
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Urticaria, also called hives are itchy, red welts result from a skin infection. The size and shape of the welts may vary and fade after some time but can repeat again and again as long as the reaction continues.

Most urticaria resolves within 24 hours. But it can last for many days to months. Based on its duration Urticaria is divided into two types

1. Acute Urticaria: When the hives last less than six weeks then it is called acute.
2. Chronic Urticaria: When the hives last for more than six weeks that it is called chronic.

Every year first of October is observed as World Urticaria Day.

6 questions we’re frequently asked about urticaria in 2021

1. Do Covid patients have urticaria or hive?
 some patients with covid19 infection develop hives or urticaria.
Among the cutaneous presentation of covid 19 urticaria is the mos common presentation which may be the first presenting symptom or sometimes it may present after the classical covid symptoms.
The skin manifestations of COVID-19 were first reported in Italy by Recalcati et al in Lombardy
 In their study, out of the 88 included patients, 18 (20%) developed skin manifestations.
Skin manifestations of COVID-19 have been classified into the following six main patterns:
1. maculopapular rash
2. urticarial
3. chilblain-like acral patter
4 vesicular lesions
5. livedo reticularis-livedo racemosa-like pattern,
 6 purpuric “vasculitic” pattern.

 2) Can a person with urticaria can take the covid vaccine

The answer is yes and no Both.
It is now that if you have developed severe urticaria after the first dose then you should avoid the second one.
If a person suffering from a severe allergy then he should inform his doctor before taking the vaccine and should continue his medicines for allergy after vaccination.
If anybody having a mild allergy or have a family history of allergy then he can take the vaccine easily but should inform his or her doctor before vaccination.
Anybody having an allergy to any of the components of the vaccine then the manufacturer warned them not to take the vaccine.

Components of Covaxin

6µg of whole-virion inactivated SARS-CoV-2 antigen (Strain: NIV-2020-770), Aluminium hydroxide gel 250 µg, TLR 7/8 agonist (imidazoquinolinone) 15 µg, 2-phenoxyethanol 2.5 mg, phosphate buffer saline up to 0.5 ml.

Components of Covishield

L-Histidine, L-Histidine hydrochloride monohydrate, Magnesium chloride hexahydrate, Polysorbate 80, Ethanol, Sucrose, Sodium chloride, Disodium edetate dihydrate (EDTA).

3) Urticaria Home Remedies:

There are many home remedies for urticaria.But here we will discuss  only two best remedies:

A)Coconut oil is very effective for urticaria home remedies.

How to use it?

Method –

Apply coconut oil on the affected areas.

Then leave it on for a few hours.

How long to use coconut oil -?

Do apply it twice a day.

Benefits of Coconut Oil –

Coconut oil acts as a natural skin moisturizer and also relieves excess itching in the affected area. It also has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties that make the skin any bacteria.

B)Turmeric: Turmeric has extremely high medicinal properties and has been used since ancient times for several health conditions and urticaria is no exception. When turmeric powder is used along with Jaggery two times a day for about a week is really an effective way to et rid of the symptoms.

4) Can Urticaria cures permanently

Right now, the management of chronic urticaria is to stop the histamine release but there is no permanent cure and it may return after months or years. Medical science is constantly evolving. Today, we can treat so many conditions which did not have any treatment a decade ago.

5) Can Urticaria leades to cancer

Some studies provided nationwide population-based evidence that chronic urticaria patients may be at increased risk of cancer occurrence, especially blood cancers.

A point prevalence of 0.5% to 1% of chronic urticaria in the general population has a tendency to develop cancer.

6). Can Urticaria leave a scar

Yes, chronic urticaria can leaves scars infrequently.