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!