Quando a urticria apareceu para mim
Today my alarm ringed once more, but i failed. Actually, my life has been following this pattern for the last 12 years â€“ since it appeared to me. I remember that i was 11, i had just come back from a trip with my uncles, we had gone to the beach in another city and it started to show some red spots in my forehead, my neck, hands and some other regions. And I didn’t give much credit, most people don’t. I started to use ointment, some home made stuff. but it started to persist, and it was growing stronger each time.
It was from then that i went to look up for specialists, and those specialists recommended me a lot of types of exams, i’ve passed through a lot of different types of treatments. But the truth is that i’ve never improved. In all this years there were 6 specialists, 6 different kinds of treatment. And the funny thing is that the treatments give you expectations like â€œWow, now it will workâ€�, â€œNow im really going to get betterâ€�. The hives go way beyond that these red spots that you can see here today in my body.
My forehead and my hands. It itches a lot you know, it swallows. It disfigures who you are. I remember that one time a asked: Valeria what is Urticaria for you?. And in that day that he asked i remember myself in the subway i was thinking: Wow, i really need to talk to my what is the Urticaria for me. And i saw a lady that had some kind of lumps all over her body, and it was clear that it wasn’t like Urticaria that was presente in one day and gone in another.
Her lumps were constant. And i was picturing with myself: Would it be better to have a condition that would always remains with you or something that goes away and come back with everything. And when you are with the urticaria and people sees you, it gives a major feeling of frustration. Because it is real, people care about you. And when they see you like that they wonder.
Â€œWhat is happening?â€� , â€œHow can i help?â€�. Actually it shakes you, because people ask: Wow, are you bad again? And that was the line i’ve heard the most during all this time. Valeria, are you going to miss work again today? Are you going to take medicine again? Are you changing again? Are you bad again? Are you crying over this again?.
Again and Again: me and the wheals, the wheals and I.
Cmo responder ante un caso de urticaria angioedema
Hello, during this talk we are going to discuss what to do or how to react to a case of urticariaangioedema. It has been divided into four objectives. The first is to recognize the al picture, its management, know when we really have to refer a patient with urticaria or angioedema to the allergist, request an allergy study and also know a little about nonurticaria angioedema.
Basic concepts of angioedemaurticaria. Urticaria is characterized by the appearance of bumps on any part of the body’s surface. It may or may not be associated with angioedema. It normally lasts less than 24 hours, the lesions go down with vitropression, resolve with living a residual lesion.
It can be divided into chronic or acute; chronic is the type that lasts more than six weeks, and acute lasts less than six weeks. Diagnosing urticariaangioedema is basically al and, contrary to popular belief, the majority of the time there is no associated respiratory involvement, and 20% of the general population can have some type of urticariaangioedema episode in their life without it being caused by an allergic reaction,.
Or call for an allergy study. Well, speaking of possible causes 70% of the urticariaangioedema events are idiopathic, contrary to popular belief, and only the remaining 30% are going to have a definite cause. For the children population, foods are the most common cause, medications in the adult population, of these antibiotics and.
Physical agents, cold, heat, pressure, dermographism, urticaria due to latex, hymenopterous insect bites, autoimmune. And other causes are infectious processes, aquagenic urticaria, cholinergic.
Contact urticaria or induced by exercise. Now we are going to discuss treatment. During the acute phase of the urticaria angioedema episode the first recourse is antihistamines, for example intramuscular desclofeninamine or nonsedative oral antihistamines, always multiplying the dose by two;.
Corticoids, which can be by mouth, intramuscular, or intravenous for example, actocortina 200 milligrams, 40 to 80 milligrams of metilprednisolone. In the event our al picture presents lifethreatening symptoms like aphonia, asphyxia, dizziness, syncope, hypotension, or decrease in saturation, we have to add intramuscular adrenaline to our treatment.