Hives chest safe methods of treatment
Hello, dear readers. Very often on our skin appear rash. If they are localized not in the open areas of the body, usually they just hide under clothing and wait till they pass themselves.
However, the rash can cause many diseases, including hives. Especially frustrating when this disease appears on the chest and many people, especially nursing mothers, it causes anxiety, for myself and for the baby.
What to do when this ailment and how to be treated? Let’s look at everything in more detail.
Why breast rash?
Urticaria relates to allergic diseases and the most common causes of its occurrence are:
- Some of the components of household chemicals and cosmetics;
- Foods that cause allergies;
- Drugs that take too long or contains some components individually unbearable;
- Poison or insect bites;
- The presence of parasites in the body;
- Bed bugs, mites, dust particles, located in the apartment;
- Exposure to cold, sun, heat, physical exhaustion, stress;
- Chronic thyroid disease or liver.
If suddenly the woman appeared rash on the chest, it is a signal that there was a decrease of immunity.
It most often occurs in pregnancy or lactation, therefore, every expectant or nursing mother should carefully monitor their health.
During pregnancy the immune system is greatly reduced. This is a natural process that is regulated by hormones and it is needed in order for women antibodies did not destroy the fetus, mistaking it for a foreign body.
If the pregnancy with your health, everything was in order, that is, the probability that a rash on the chest will appear in the period of breastfeeding.
Here is often the following causes: stress during delivery, the experience for the baby, improper diet, and any complications during childbirth.
Is it dangerous disease?
In fact, urticaria is not contagious. Many mothers think that milk when feeding the disease can be transmitted to the baby, but this will not happen.
It’s not viral and not a bacterial infection, so you need not worry. The danger is the following:
Mom may occur angioedema, affecting usually the mucous membranes, lips, limbs and genitals. Rash on chest often affect the respiratory system, so it may happen asphyxia (suffocation).
In addition, hives, as on the chest or on other parts of the body causing a nervous breakdown. Rashes, itching leading to discomfort and even chest pain.
Here precipitating factors are inexperience, constant crying baby, lack of assistance from loved ones, severe physical load. Remember, the kids will be happy when it is happy mother.
What can cure hives the future and nursing mothers?
When breastfeeding should be very carefully choose the drugs and before applying be sure to consult your doctor.
The most popular medicines, such as Zyrtec, Cethrin, Suprastin, Telfast, claritin, loratadine and others, have not been tested to get their components in breast milk.
They can be taken only in acute hives, when there is the risk of angioedema, in the constant recurrence of the hives and when have not yet been identified allergen.
The child these medicines can cause drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, but usually after the mother stops taking the pill, these side effects end.
Is it possible to apply ointments and creams to relieve itching and burning? There are non-hormonal means of this kind.
The most popular ones: La foi, Rezulin, zinc ointment, Fenistil. They can be smeared during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
We still recommend you to consult the doctor so he can prescribed you the right dosage.
There are also hormone creams (Loridan, Elokom, Advant). Their use in pregnancy and lactation is contraindicated.
Very often, doctors in these periods correspond to the following treatment. In chronic urticaria is issued an antihistamine, to be taken once a day to improve General condition.
Further, this same medication to drink once in 5-7 days for prevention. At this time, allowed to be smeared the above creams.
Now more and more popular homeopathic medicines, for example, sulphur. Also allergists lactation prescribed intravenous chloride and calcium gluconate, with the goal of relieving symptoms and prevention of urticaria.
In addition to this, you can try to recover using folk methods – herbal teas (St. John’s wort, chamomile, calendula, series, etc.).
You can add them to the bathroom or just to make lotions. In addition, it is recommended to bathe the baby to prevent inflammation of the skin and prevention of nappy rash. Be healthy!
Author: Anna Derbeneva (dermatologist)