Swelling, itching and reddish color on the skin for more than 6 weeks, are the symptoms of Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (ECU) . A disease that comes to be suffered by up to 70% of the population, in large part, without even knowing it. In this article of Effective Health you will discover what this condition is about, read on …
Most people who suffer from Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria, are unaware of their disease and often reach erroneous conclusions about the causes that cause it. It is that, by its name, this pathology is easily associated with allergies, which begins an endless search on the part of the patient to know the reason for his illness.
Among the causes that cause hives can be mentioned, in addition, the consumption of shellfish, contact with certain metals and the use of cosmetic products among other intervening factors, such as the following:
Contact with herbs or plants such as poison ivy, poison oak and others
Consumption of certain foods (fish and shellfish contaminated with anisakis, nuts, strawberries, peaches, etc.) that generate a skin reaction (hives) in certain people when histamine is released.
Swim in cold water
Climate change (hot or cold)
Exposure to steam baths
Medication: penicillin or acetylsalicylic acid can cause hives.
Sun exposure (in certain cases, hives can be triggered after a certain time of exposure)
Unlike the common urticaria, the UCE is a skin disease that reaches greater duration and permanence in those who suffer from it. It is characterized by the daily , or almost daily, spontaneous appearance of more than 6 weeks of reddish, itchy and / or angioedema (inflammation of the deep dermis) in any part of the body . It is estimated that 70% of people with hives develop ECU.
In addition to the physical consequences, this disease leads to the presence of a series of disorders such as insomnia, emotional and psychological suffering, work difficulties and social isolation , which directly impacts the patient’s quality of life. It is considered that approximately 15% and 25% of the general population suffer from some form of urticaria throughout their life.
The knowledge of the disease, its scope and treatments, both for society, and for the area of medicine, will increase the number of patients with diagnosed UCE and help them achieve a better life without symptoms, giving them the possibility of feeling better, seeing each other Better and live better. For this reason, if you are suffering from a disorder like this and if you are dealing with UCE, go to the doctor promptly to carry out the studies and diagnoses that allow you to provide the appropriate treatment.
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