I have Chronic Uticaria and have had it since 1998. I have been on multiple meds for it, including Allegra, Prednisone, Zertec, Singulair and Benadryl. Nothing has really worked completely, but the Allegra and Benadryl have worked the best. Prednisone got rid of completely for as long as I took it, but immediately after stopping, they came back twice as bad.
I get them when I have pressure on my skin, walking too much (get them on my feet), having things rub on my skin (like belts or tight clothes), being too warm and occasionally when I am too cold for long periods of time, when I'm sick, when I'm stressed, and I always seem to get more the day after I drink alcohol. I always have a few everyday for no real reason that I can see.
Sometimes my hands are so swollen I can't even close my fists or grip things. I'll get them on my feet and can't get my shoes on them or walk.
I am currently a full time student (I'm 24) in college and halve no health insurance. I'm looking for any at home treatments you guys might have tried. I use an oatmeal lotion every once in a while and it seems to help a bit with the itching, but just a little. Right now I only take two OTC antihistamine at night. I avoid strenuous activity and stress at all costs.
Man, being itchy all the time is so lame.
Chronic Uticaria since 1998
Post Edited (NoseintheGrass) : 4/21/2009 1:36:01 PM (GMT-6)