Cholinergic urticaria: treatment and folk remedies
Hello to all, dear readers! Cholinergic urticaria is a disease which occupies about 8% of the total number of other forms of urticaria.
This disease is really rare not only in incidence rates, but also due to the fact that the irritant in this case is a own substance in the human body is acetylcholine. Today we will discuss this topic and find effective methods of treatment.
The treatment of the disease
The treatment of this form of pathology is fundamentally different from treatment of other types of urticaria. This is because the allergic reaction occurs in response to the substance in the body.
Therefore antihistamines in this case will not help, and than to treat a disease then? The main medications used for therapeutic purposes, is the extract of belladonna and atropine. These funds should be applied on the affected part of the body.
Antihistamines are effective for cholinergic urticaria in the case where an Allergy has cross character, and the person has other symptoms with urticaria cholinergic form.
As additional therapeutic agents used vitamin complexes to increase the body’s resistance.
When the disease affects most of the body are corticosteroids and sedatives.
Hormonal and sedative drugs should be used on doctor’s recommendations strictly according to the prescribed dosage.
Remember, cholinergic urticaria occurs in connection with the existing violations in the body and the propensity to allergies.
Even if in the process of laboratory research of blood the allergen was not detected, one of the important components of the treatment remains careful diet and treatment the main disease.
Therapy of urticaria in children
Treatment of urticaria in children occurs in the same way as in adults. First of all, it turns out the cause of the disease.
In the chronic form of the disease need to carefully examine the baby to pass all the necessary tests. It is possible that the doctor will prescribe x-ray examination.
To get rid of inflammation and severe itching, apply other effective means. Helps rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, fresh lemon juice, baths with a decoction of a succession, chamomile, nettle.
In the case of chronic form of disease, the patient requires specialized treatment which is carried out in the Department of Allergology, which treat the disease.
First aid kid
When the first signs of the disease, you should visit the doctor. If the child has swelling of mucous membranes, dizziness, tachycardia, increased body temperature, this suggests that the condition deteriorated and the disease progresses.
Angioedema can lead to tragic consequences, so it would be faster to call an ambulance. The doctor upon arrival, please enter the child’s epinephrine and other needed medications.
If swelling is observed in the region of the face and neck, necessary diuretics and corticosteroids.
Not yet arrived, paramedics, reassure the child, air the room, he breathed in the air, as when frightened condition is compounded.
Treatment folk methods
To prevent recurrence of the disease and relieve itching, you can use folk remedies.
What are the causes of disease?
Today, doctors end up not studying the exact cause of the disease. The main version is the hypothesis that cholinergic urticaria occurs in response to a change in body temperature. There is a sharp release of histamine that causes an allergic reaction on the skin.
Another version indicates that the disease arises from excessive sweating which triggers the release of acetylcholine.
Moreover, contributing factors to emergence of disease can be other pathologies:
- diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
- hormonal disorders in the body;
- soldier’s heart dystonia, etc.
The main provoking factors can be causes of fever:
- diseases of an infectious nature;
- hot tubs, baths and saunas;
- physical labor;
- nervous disorders;
- hot food with spices.
Studying the pathogenesis of the disease, doctors have established that cholinergic urticaria often intersects with other forms of pathology, for example, mechanical urticaria, etc.
How to recognize the disease?
Symptoms appear between five minutes to an hour after the body was faced with aggravating factors: taking a shower, emotional stress, etc.
Manifestations of this disorder (can see in the presented photos), it is very difficult to confuse with others:
- first appear small blisters bright scarlet hue. The area around these blisters swollen;
- blisters are observed on the skin of neck, decollete. Much rarer manifestations cholinergic urticaria at the bottom of the torso and legs;
- education accompanied by severe itching;
- often the condition appears to parallel the symptoms pointing to disorders of the nervous system: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
- acute illness often cause fever.
Form of cholinergic urticaria is a disease in Allergy, diagnosis of which is very simple. The doctor assigns the patient sample to either confirm the diagnosis with clinical symptoms.
Due to the fact that allergic skin reactions have similar symptoms, the patient should take a blood test for the detection of allergen to rule out other causes of disease.
You may need to consult an endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, etc.
Prevention of disease
Exacerbation of cholinergic urticaria can be prevented by using modern methods. Preventive measures consist in the exclusion of precipitating factors.
This means that people with this diagnosis should be eliminate physical exertion, hot baths, stress.
To be effective health-building activities to strengthen the immune system and reduce the risk of infection with viral and bacterial diseases.
The prognosis is quite favorable. Pathology can pass on their own without additional treatment methods.
Goodbye, dear readers! Be healthy!
Author: Anna Derbeneva (dermatologist)