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Posted by: | 18/06/2019

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Cholinergic urticaria treatment

Hello, I have been diagnosed with Cholinergic urticaria and am currently taking Zyrtec - Citirizine. I am not sure if I really have Cholinergic urticaria because anti-histamines are working at all and my rashes are different than shown in the picture on your website. When I go outside or get exposed to heat or exercise, I start getting needle like itching and tiny red pimples all over my skin. Mostly arms and chest. It feels as if somebody is poking needles all over my body. I have had this problem occasionally from years, but now it has become consistent through all seasons. Can anyone please tell me how can I treat this or provide any other helpful advice?

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Posted 04/07/2019

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It sounds like you have cholinergic urticaria. The symptoms seem typical. Often it does not respond to antihistamines. Perhaps ask your doctor to prescribe a low dose beta-blocker such as Propranolol 10mg and see if you get any better control of the condition.
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