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Question: Pressure Urticaria


 m_morelos - Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:29 am

Pressure Urticaria has been a big problem to me since I'm growing up. I just want to know if Antihistamines medicine can cure this? I used them before but they only last for a day. And need to supply again. In other suggestions i saw Plaquenil which calls my attention. I don't know much with Plaquenil but it says it can cure it. Can you help me please with this problem i have. I really much appreciated on feedbacks. Thanks.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:42 pm

User avatar Hello,
Antihistamines may or may not help. You can only try and see. Other treatments used include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (like ibuprofen and naproxen) and even ultra potent steroids (by prescription). There are other treatments sometimes employed but these are medications and you will need to consult with a doctor, perhaps dermatologist, for this.

Meanwhile, try to avoid the pressure stimuli that brings this on if at all possible. Spread the pressure out to a broader area if you can.

I'm sorry you are struggling with this frustrating condition and I hope it resolves soon.

Best wishes.

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