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What is Urticaria?

Urticaria is typically a raised, itchy rash that occur in different parts of the body that resolve in 24 hours. Urticaria is caused by mast cells in the skin releasing chemical mediators, including histamines. These mediators cause dilation of blood vessels and leakage of fluid into the surrounding tissue. Angioedema, a deeper swelling, is associated with bradykinin release and present in around 10% of urticaria cases. In most cases of chronic urticaria the cause is unknown. However, there are rare types of chronic urticaria that are triggered by heat, cold, light, pressure, water and stress.

What are my treatment options?

In such cases, Dr. Ophelia will make a clinical diagnosis.  She may require photographs of past flare-ups to be used to discuss past history (please bring them to your appointments). Sometimes blood tests or a skin biopsy might be required to confirm the diagnosis and to exclude any other potential co-existing conditions.

Why visit Dr. Ophelia to treat your Urticaria?

Dr. Ophelia Veraitch is an award-winning and highly respected Consultant Dermatologist. Specialising in a wide variety of hair and skin conditions, Dr. Veraitch works with every patient individually, working to truly understand the issue at hand, the products and regime a client utilises plus the mental and physical impact this condition has on their daily life. Following a detailed assessment, Dr. Veraitch expertly develops a personalised treatment plan which will help produce results, and ultimately change every one of her patient’s lives for the better.

What are my next steps?

Book a consultation with Dr. Ophelia, who will diagnose your condition and offer treatment options going forward, Click the link below to start the process.