Does anyone know anything about adrenergic urticaria?

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messylittlemonkey
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   Posted 3/8/2009 5:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there
 
I have been doing some research into my skin rash which my GP said could be an unusual urticaria. I hadn't considered urticaria as a possibility as the wheals of my rash are small (no bigger then 5mm) and have a white circle around them. They itch.
 
Anyway, I was looking at other posts on this site and came across adrenergic urticaria where the wheals were described as exactly like mine. I googled it and found a pic which is very similar to my rash. There isn't a huge amount of info out there though, so wondered if anyone on here can help.
 
Many thanks
 
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messylittlemonkey
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   Posted 3/31/2009 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   

Just an update on adrenergic urticaria.

Well, it turns out that is what I have but the great thing about this rare form of urticaria is that it is very easily treated using beta blockers in a very low dose (about 1/6 normal daily dose is enough to suppress the urticaria in my case).

Just to tell you what I have found out about it anyway:

  • It's caused by stress primarily
  • Wheals are very small and red with a white halo surrounding each one
  • Only been recognised since about 1985
  • Treated successfully with Propranolol, a beta adrenoreceptor blocker

The following link is the most useful article I have found and includes a photo of the rash

 
My GP had never heard of it and it is apparently pretty unusual, but if you have to have urticaria, it's a good one to have!
 
MLM

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Georgia19
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   Posted 4/7/2009 3:46 AM (GMT -6)   
messylittlemonkey said...
Hi there

I have been doing some research into my skin rash which my GP said could be an unusual urticaria. I hadn't considered urticaria as a possibility as the wheals of my rash are small (no bigger then 5mm) and have a white circle around them. They itch.

Anyway, I was looking at other posts on this site and came across adrenergic urticaria where the wheals were described as exactly like mine. I googled it and found a pic which is very similar to my rash. There isn't a huge amount of info out there though, so wondered if anyone on here can help.


Hi messylittlemonkey! I found out that adrenergic urticaria is a skin condition characterized by an eruption consisting of small (1-5mm) red macules and papules with a pale halo, appearing within 10 to 15 min after emotional upset.

Maybe, that's why you're having adrenergic urticaria is because you are always stressed. So I think, you should always stay happy turn and avoid so much emotional upset shakehead ...
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