Express Chemist Online Pharmacy
    Hives (Urticaria) - Buy Online from Express Chemist UK Pharmacy
    
My Orders  |  Site Map
Main Menu > Pharmacy Medicines > Skin Conditions > Urticaria (Hives)
See Also: AllergiesItchingAllergies FAQsHay Fever

Urticaria (Hives)

Urticaria Creams:Urticaria FAQs:Related Products and Conditions:


Urticaria, also known as hives, welts or nettle rash are often caused by an allergic reaction which manifests itself as a skin rash consisting of raised red patches and bumps which are itchy. These welts can appear anywhere on the body, but most often on the arms, legs and trunk (back, stomach or chest). They vary in size from small pin point sized to large patches several centimetres in diameter. The rash is an inflammatory reaction by the body whereby histamine (a protein) is released by the skin cells making blood vessels dilate (open) allowing capillaries to leak an excessive amount of fluid. The fluid gathers on the skin causing the rash. Acute Urticaria is classed as reactions lasting from just a few hours up to six weeks. Chronic Urticaria lasts for longer than this.

Urticaria Creams:

Taking an antihistamine should counteract the histamine released in an allergic reaction. Antihistamines are available in many forms depending on where your symptoms occur. For the skin, you could use the following creams:
Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream 20g
Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream 20g: Anthisan cream contains: Mepyramine maleate 2% w/w - Relieves the itching and inflammation caused by bites, stings and nettle rash.   More >>>
Price: £2.89 (incl VAT)
 
Eurax Cream 100g
Eurax Cream 100g: Eurax is NOT an antihistamine and therefore is suitable for use along side an oral antihistamine (such as Piriton or Clarytin). Eurax relieves itching and skin irritation caused by sunburn, dry eczema, itchy dermatitis, allergic rashes, hives, nettle rash, chickenpox, insect bites and stings, heat rashes, personal itching and during the treatment of scabies.   More >>>
Price: £5.75 (incl VAT)
 
A. Vogel Echinacea Cream 35g
A. Vogel Echinacea Cream 35g: A natural product containing both extracts of Echinacea purpurea and Viola tricolor this cream acts as a soothing anti-inflammatory.   More >>>
Price: £4.85 (incl VAT) (Buy any 3 or more A. Vogel products and save 5%)
 

Urticaria FAQs:

Urticaria Triggers:

Acute Urticaria will usually occur quite suddenly and display the symptoms mentioned above. The patches usually begin appearing within an hour of exposure to the allergen or trigger. The rash can disappear within hours or days, sometimes reappearing on different parts of the body. It is useful to know that it is one of the most common allergic skin conditions and identifying a possible trigger may help you to avoid future attacks. In a large percentage of cases the trigger cannot be identified and is known as Idiopathic Urticaria.

Common Triggers of Urticaria: (inhaled, ingested or injected)

  • Food or plants: Seafood, strawberries, stinging nettle, mould, pollen.
  • Animals/insects: insect bites, contact with creatures (stinging jellyfish), animal dander.
  • Medicines: penicillin, aspirin, clotrimazole.
  • Chemicals/substances: perfumes, preservatives, colourings, nickel, latex.
  • Physical influences: sunlight (solar urticaria), sustained pressure on the skin such as belts or bra straps.
  • Infections: virus or bacteria.
  • Idiopathic: cause unknown.  
  •  

    Related Products and Conditions:

    Skin Irritation
    Skin Irritation
    Allergies
    Allergies
    Pain Relief
    Pain Relief
    Bites and Stings
    Bites and Stings
    Return to the Pharmacy Medicines page
    Return to the Skin Conditions page
    Return to the Allergies page
    Return to the Allergies FAQs page
    Return to the Hay Fever page
    Return to the Express Chemist main page


    Can't find what you are looking for? Search this site:
    Hives (Urticaria) - Buy Online from Express Chemist UK Pharmacy

    Allergies
    Orgran
    Phenergan
    Piriton
    Salcura
    Sterimar

    Hay Fever
    Haymine Tablets 10
    Beconase
    Benadryl
    Clarityn
    Galpharm
    Nasaleze
    Phenergan
    Piri Allergy
    Piriteze
    Piriton
    Pirinase
    Zirtek



    Quinoderm
    Treat Acne - from 2.19!


    Salcura

    A. Vogel


    La Roche-Posay
    Buy 3 or more save 10%


    Express Chemist Value




    Credit Cards Accepted

    We are a responsible online chemist and offer an efficient, confidential service. All of our items are delivered in plain, sealed boxes or padded envelopes, with no advertising outside whatsoever.

    Favourites: AlliAlpecinCanestenCuranailFreedermGlucosamineImodiumInfacolNicoretteNiquitinRegaineZoviraxmore...

    Links: vision3k

    © Paydens Ltd T/A Express Chemist 2015. Unauthorised use of images and text contained within this site is prohibited. Though we are an online pharmacy, information contained on this web site is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare professional such as your doctor or a pharmacist. Always read the label and all product packaging before use.