Living with Chronic Urticaria
Chronic urticaria has a significant impact on patients’ quality of life, as 90% of them state that the symptoms limit their usual activities such as sleeping, practising sports, working, having sexual relations, etc. And almost ¼ of the people with the disease cannot go to their workplace at least once a month.
Diet. In the event that there is a direct relationship between a particular food and the lesions worsening, it should be avoided until allergy testing has been completed.
Avoiding exposure to substances that cause an allergic reaction (medicines, some foods, cat hair, dust, etc.).
Avoiding hot baths and showers after having an episode, as it can cause the urticaria to reappear.
Avoiding stress, as it can worsen urticaria flare-ups, although it is not the cause.
Physical stimuli such as cold, heat, pressure or scratching (dermographism) can worsen chronic urticaria.
If you have any questions, get in touch with a specialist.
Social support. There are patients’ associations that tend to give great support, as they offer advice and information, and in which people with chronic urticaria and/or their relatives participate.