Dermatology in Elk Grove
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Urticaria is also known as Hives. It is a outbreak of swollen, patches of red bumps or welts on the skin. Urticaria can arise from allergies or other reasons. It is accompanied by itching, burning or stining sensation. Urticaria can appear on the lips, face, tongue, ears, throat or on the neck shoulders and back. It can cover a large area or small and may join other areas as it spreads and typically lasts for longer than six weeks. Call a board certified
dermatologist for your Urticartia treatment.
What is chronic Urticaria?
Urticaria is hives symptom that lasts more than 6 weeks. The cause is more difficult because it may be more systemic; These symptoms are from hormonal imbalances: autoimmune, chronic infections, hormonal disorders and malignancy.
What cause chronic Urticaria
Chronic Urticaria is caused by imbalances in auto-immune, hormonal disorders and malignancy. They are considered systemic causes for chronic Urticaria.
Physical Urticaria is hives that is caused by direct physical contact with the skin. Usually, repetitive motions, cold, heat, exposure to the sun, vibrations, pressure, sweating and exercise can all cause this form of Hives.
How to treat Urticaria
The best way to treat Urticaria is to identify the trigger or “what is causing the problem?” With chronic Urticaria once you have identified the trigger allegeric reaction to food, medication and/or latex. Try these remedies to address the problem. Consulting with a board certified dermatologist is very important for effective Urticaria treatment.
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Shingles is a painful rash that is usually on one side of the face or body. Shingles symptoms include a rash that can cause blisters that usually scab after 7-10 days. Shingles is related to Chicken Pox, and is caused by the varicella zoster virus. The risk of getting Shingles increases as people age especially after age 60. Call a board certified
Is Shingles contagious?
Shingles is not contagious but it can be spread from some with an active case to someone who has never had Chicken Pox. The virus is spread by fluid from the blister to another but once the blister develops a crust it is no longer contagious. This should answer the question: “Are shingles contagious?”
Shingles can have debilitating symptoms;
Pain, numbness and burning on the skin
Skin that is sensitive to the touch
Red rash that appears after the pain appears
Blisters with fluid that break open and form a crust
Shingles can be effectively treated with antiviral medicines—acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir. However, to be most effective the medication must be applied at the beginning of the out break.
To avoid contracting shingles, men and women over age 60 may consider a shingles vaccination. The CDC recommends and the FDA has approved shingles vaccine. Call a board certified dermatologist to get your Shingles vaccine.
Shingles is sometimes called Zoster Herpes, it is NOT related to the same virus that causes genital herpes which is a sexually transmitted disease.
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