What is Eczema?
Atopic eczema is a chronic, itchy skin condition that is very common in children but may occur at any age.
Who gets it?
People with the triad of conditions-> atopic eczema, asthma and allergic rhinitis
Whats the cause?
These include defects in skin barrier function making the skin more susceptible, and a host of genetic and environmental factors.
How do we treat it?
What is urticaria?
Urticaria is a response characterised by hives and mucosal swelling.
It can be acute or chronic. Acute urticaria can be induced by the following triggers. Chronic urticaria occurs in people with underlying infection / autoimmune conditions.
(Adapted from Dermnet)
How can we treat urticaria?
Antihistamines and avoiding the offending agent is the key for acute urticaria. The above is a fairly comprehensive overview of common triggers.