Living with Chronic Urticaria

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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. 

Food pyramid

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. 

Cat hair and dust

Avoiding exposure to substances that cause an allergic reaction (medicines, some foods, cat hair, dust, etc.). 

Person taking a hot shower

Avoiding hot baths and showers after having an episode, as it can cause the urticaria to reappear.

Person with symbols on the head representing stress, anxiety, confusion, disorientation, headache or migraine.

Avoiding stress, as it can worsen urticaria flare-ups, although it is not the cause.  

Person scratching and a thermometer with heat next to it.

Physical stimuli such as cold, heat, pressure or scratching (dermographism) can worsen chronic urticaria.  

Doctor and patient

If you have any questions, get in touch with a specialist.  

Emotional support between two women

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. 

What is an allergy?

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Substantiated information by:

Paula Ribó Gonzalez

Published: 25 May 2020
Updated: 25 May 2020

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