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How allergic itching (Hive) is treated? Causes of allergic itching: treatment of allergic itching

Updated on September 21, 2011


Allergic itching which is otherwise termed as Urticaria is a common ailment in the population. Allergic itching symptoms exhibit as pale red colored raised bumps in the skin layer caused when a person scratches a skin due to the urge to itch.

Allergic itching lasting up to a period of 6 weeks is called acute urticaria and persistence beyond 6 weeks is called chronic urticaria. It is important to know the causative reason for the allergic itch to get cures from it.

Drug-induced allergic itching


Some medications used to treat diseases are known to cause allergic itching due to medicines. The medicines which are known to cause allergic itching are aspirin, anti-convulsants, penicillin, sulfonamides, and anti-diabetic drugs such as suphonylurea.

Allergic itching due to Pressure


Pressure on the body part is the main cause for the allergic itching. Pressure applied due to sitting or lying in the same place, leaning, straps in dress and tight dresses are known to cause allergic itching.

Allergic itching due to exposure to heat and cold


Allergic itching may be caused to exposing the body to heat or cold conditions while involved in outdoor sports in sun, talking a hot bath in shower or swimming in cold water. It is important to check the changes in the skin after these activities, Which make the body vulnerable to allergic itching.

Allergic itching caused due to diets


Some diets are known to induce allergic reactions in the form of itching in person who has allergy to that particular food material. Foods like certain sea foods, milk, soy and dry fish are some foods which are known to cause allergic reactions in humans.

Allergic itching due to physical agents


Exposure to certain common allergens like pollution, pollen, heat, cold and radiation may be the cause of allergic itching in some person.

Treatment for allergic itching


As allergic itching may be caused due to any of the above discussed reasons it is indispensable to find out the root cause of the allergic reaction and avoid them to get cured of the symptoms.

Taking drug like antihistamines such as fexofenadine, diphenhydramine, hydroxyzine, cetirizine and other H1 receptor antagonists are used to reduce the allergic symptoms and in the management of allergic itching

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