What is Urticaria?

Urticaria also called nettle-rash or hives or wheels in a common language, simply means itching with a rash. Medically, urticaria may be defined as skin eruption, which is allergic (or non-allergic) in origin and is characterized by profound itching, red circular or irregularly shaped eruptions on any part of the body.

Urticaria is commonly misspelled as uticaria, utricaria, urticara, uricaria. Urticaria is called as pitti in Hindi.

Urticaria Diagnosis

A careful case analysis and evaluation are required to make a correct diagnosis. A systematic history to evaluate the whole system ruling out certain systemic disease such as endocrine disorders, malignancy, lupus, respiratory disease, other allergic disorders, etc. is called for. Hormonal study and thyroid profile may be indicated if the clinical picture so suggests. Ruling out an uncommon possibility of malignancy if supported by other clinical finding and factors is indicated at times.

Why homeopathy for Urticaria?
  • It offers excellent treatment which has a success rate of over 80 to 85%.
  • It offers immuno-correction hence gives deep-level healing..
  • Urticaria treatment with homeopathy offers long-lasting cure instead of temporary relief.
  • It is absolutely harmless, safe, and non-toxic.
  • The Homeopathic Approach: As a rule, homeopathy never looks at urticaria as a local disease. Urticaria has been considered as a local expression of a systemic disturbance. As per the classical homeopathy, we believe in constitutional prescribing. This calls for individual case study in every case of urticaria.

Urticaria: Features

Angioneurotic edema (ANO, also called as Giant Urticaria) is a variant of urticaria which simply means large (massive or giant) urticaria with severe swelling (edema) of the skin at a deeper cellular level. When this involves respiratory organs such as larynx, it may lead to suffocation and to a medical emergency. The lips may get terribly swollen with ANO.

Dermatographism is an uncommon(4%) and an important urticaria variant, whereby if the skin is rubbed forcibly as in in writing, the written letters could raise showing the urticaria rash, as demonstrated in a patient treated at Life Force.