The condition where itchy rashes persist on and off for a period of six weeks or more is generally referred to as chronic utricaria. The cause of the rash is often not clear. few people also show symptoms like swelling of the tongue, lips or other areas of the body from time to time. The symptoms can be eased by using antihistamine tablets. Chronic urticaria is not allergic and is important to address as many patients think that diet is the cause of CU. Important information to patients must include useful websites and written information about the disease. Treatment plan should include avoidance of aggravating factors, treatment of identifiable cause,advice and written information about the condition, and antihistamines trial. Topical lotions in the form of menthol with aqueous cream, calamine lotion, and crotamiton lotion are useful soothing agents in the treatment of chronic urticaria.
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Last date updated on June, 2014