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Among skin diseases, urticaria is one of the most common. Every third person in the world has come across it at least once in his life. Urticaria is a whole group of diseases characterized by the appearance of itchy blisters and / or angioedema. Most often it is referred to as allergic dermatitis.
Urticaria is acute and chronic. The latter, in turn, is divided into spontaneous (provoked by unknown external factors) and induced (occurs under the influence of cold, heat, vibration, pressure). Other common forms: cholinergic, aquagenic, contact. One person may have several forms of urticaria at once.
Whatever the symptoms of this pathology are provoked, the treatment is always selected by the doctor individually, taking into account the characteristics of a particular patient (gender, age, lifestyle, professional activity). For therapy, drugs from such groups can be used: antihistamines, hormonal, sedatives, enterosorbents, as well as local antipruritic drugs. This review is dedicated to reviewing the best of them.
- Rating of the best remedies for urticaria
- The best antihistamines for hives
- The best hormonal remedies for urticaria
- Prednisolone Gedeon Richter
- Advantan ointment
- Flucinar gel
- Best sedatives for urticaria
- Persen Forte
- Fito Novo-Sed
- The best enterosorbents for urticaria
- Polysorb MP
- Best Topical Antipruritic Remedies for Urticaria
- Fenistil gel
Rating of the best remedies for urticaria
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The best antihistamines for hives||1||Tavegil||181 r|
|The best hormonal remedies for urticaria||1||Prednisolone Gedeon Richter||112 RUB|
|2||Advantan ointment||370 RUB|
|3||Flucinar gel||294 r|
|Best sedatives for urticaria||1||Persen Forte||273 r|
|3||Fito Novo-Sed||249 r|
|The best enterosorbents for urticaria||1||Lactofiltrum||307 r|
|3||Polysorb MP||RUB 128|
|Best Topical Antipruritic Remedies for Urticaria||1||Fenistil gel||347 r|
The best antihistamines for hives
Antihistamines work quickly and block the body's allergic reaction.
The Italian drug Tavegil contains the active substance clemastine. It has a strong antihistamine and antipruritic effect with a rapid onset of action and a duration of up to 12 hours. This antihistamine is indicated for urticaria of various origins. Tavegil for internal use is approved for use by adults and children from 6 years old.
Oral Tavegil is a round, flat white tablet. Each of them contains 1 mg of clemastine. The tablets should be taken before the main meal and washed down with half a glass of water. Adults and children over 12 years old – 1 piece in the morning and in the evening, and for children from 6 to 12 years old – half each. In cases that are difficult to treat, the daily dose can be up to 6 tablets.
From the reviews it follows that Tavegil quickly and reliably relieves rashes and itching on the skin against the background of urticaria. Noticeable improvements are observed after 1-2 hours. But the main drawback of this remedy is provoking drowsiness, increased fatigue, weakness, lethargy. In view of this, patients need to refrain from driving a vehicle or controlling complex mechanisms.
- works for 12 hours;
- relieves rashes and itching;
- the tablets are easy to swallow;
- can be for children from 6 years old.
- provokes drowsiness, lethargy.
The next nominee for the review is the Hungarian drug Suprastin. The active ingredient in this product is chloropyramine. This is a 1st generation antihistamine. Suprastin is approved for use from 3 years old. After ingestion, it begins to act after 15-30 minutes. It reaches its maximum by the end of the first hour and lasts for 3-6 hours.
Suprastin tablets are small beveled discs. Their color is white or with a grayish tinge. Each of them contains 25 mg of chloropyramine. There can be 20 or 40 of them in a package. The tablets should be taken with meals with clean water. You should not chew them. Adults are prescribed 1 tablet 3-4 times a day. In children, the dosage differs depending on age.
Persons suffering from urticaria leave good reviews about Suprastin. This antihistamine of the old generation cannot be replaced by many modern drugs from the first-aid kit in those who have a spontaneous form of this disease. Its main trump card is speed of action. It is ideal for hives caused by short-term exposure to an allergen. But you need to be prepared for the fact that Suprastin will cause drowsiness and lethargy of consciousness.
- begins to act 15-30 minutes after ingestion;
- approved for use from 3 years old;
- effectively removes symptoms with short-term exposure to an allergen;
- the tablets are easy to swallow.
- cause lethargy, drowsiness.
The Indian antihistamine Cetrin contains the second generation active ingredient – cetirizine. Recommended for use in various forms of urticaria, including chronic idiopathic. The positive effect develops 20 minutes after the use of 10 mg of Cetrin and lasts throughout the day. The drug is approved for use from 6 years old.
Tsetrin tablets are round in a white film shell. They are convex on both sides and have a dividing risk. One blister contains 10 of them. You can take Cetrin regardless of food with a glass of water. You need to swallow the tablets whole, 1 piece 1 time per day or half twice a day.
In the reviews, people suffering from urticaria note that Cetrin quite effectively relieves severe itching, but it does not completely cope with rashes and spots against the background of urticaria. But it has a much milder effect on the body – it rarely causes side effects. And yet, in some individuals, especially when the dosage is exceeded, it can provoke dry mouth and some lethargy.
- second generation antihistamine;
- perfectly relieves itching;
- tablets are comfortable to use;
- rarely causes side effects.
- does not completely cope with rashes and spots.
The best hormonal remedies for urticaria
Corticosteroids contain hormones and are prescribed for severe disease with edema.
Prednisolone Gedeon Richter
The first nominee for the review of the best hormonal agents for urticaria was the Hungarian drug Prednisolone from the manufacturer Gedeon Richter. It contains an active substance of the same name, which belongs to synthetic glucocorticoid agents (dehydrated analogue of hydrocortisone). Its use is appropriate in severe cases of allergic diseases, including urticaria.
Prednisolone is a flat-cylindrical tablet with a dividing line on both sides. They are placed in polypropylene bottles of 100 pieces. The dosage and duration of the use of this hormone is determined by the doctor. He should do this taking into account the severity of the pathological process and the characteristics of the patient. The tablets should be taken with or immediately after meals with half a glass of water.
Prednisolone turns out to be indispensable in severe cases of urticaria, when the whole body becomes one large spot and itches a lot. But it is important to adhere to a certain scheme for the use and withdrawal of this drug. Some note that Prednisolone tablets are very bitter and resemble Levomycetin, so they are not very comfortable to use. And also many are confused that this hormone has a large number of possible side effects in the annotation.
- helps where antihistamines are powerless;
- the effect develops quite quickly;
- small tablets;
- affordable cost.
- the tablets are very bitter;
- many possible side effects.
The Italian ointment Advantan contains the active ingredient – methylprednisolone aceponate. It belongs to topical glucocorticosteroids. This remedy is designed to suppress allergic and inflammatory processes on the skin. This drug is approved for use by adults, and is also used in pediatrics from 4 months. This dosage form has a good combination of fat and water.
Advantan ointment is on sale in aluminum tubes in different packaging. In consistency, it is homogeneous, opaque, white or slightly yellowish. The drug is applied once a day in a thin layer to pathological foci. Advantan ointment can be used continuously for 3 months for adults and for 1 month for children.
Persons with urticaria in the reviews note that Advantan effectively relieves itching, redness, swelling, heals wounds that occur in places of scratching. Moreover, the first positive result develops very quickly. The ointment is economically consumed. It does not cause discomfort during use and unwanted side effects later. But since it is a hormonal agent, it should be used with caution.
- contains a balanced ratio of fat and water;
- acts quickly;
- relieves itching, swelling, redness;
- economically spent;
- well tolerated.
- can provoke the development of glaucoma.
The review also includes a Polish product in the form of a gel – Flucinar. It contains fluocinolone acetonide. It is a synthetic, potent hormonal substance that is widely used externally in dermatology. Flucinar is able to eliminate inflammation, itching and relieve exudate. It has proven itself well in the treatment of urticaria.
You can buy Flucinar gel in aluminum tubes of 15 g. It is a jelly-like mass without color with a slight alcoholic aroma. The gel perfectly penetrates the skin. In acute conditions, adults at the beginning of therapy are prescribed the application of this agent 2-3 times a day. Then they switch to using it 1-2 times a day.
From the reviews it follows that Flucinar gel usually quickly relieves severe itching and redness of the skin. But since the composition contains ethanol, the skin reaction may be the opposite. Burning sensation and other signs of irritation may appear in the area of application. Patients with urticaria note that loose clothing should be worn while using Flucinar. And they also complain that the product is quickly consumed.
- a potent glucocorticoid;
- the gel is quickly absorbed;
- leaves no greasy or sticky residue;
- effectively relieves severe itching and redness.
- alcohol in the composition;
- quickly consumed.
Best sedatives for urticaria
Irritability, nervousness are frequent companions of chronic urticaria. Sedatives reduce excitability, have a calming effect on the central nervous system, and do not disrupt its functions.
The review of the best sedatives for urticaria includes a drug from Slovenia – Persen Forte. It contains extracts of valerian, lemon balm, peppermint. The tool soothes and relieves spasms. The drug has worked well for increased nervous excitability and irritability against the background of urticaria.
Persen Forte is sold in the form of reddish brown capsules. They are small, easy to swallow, and do not get stuck in the esophagus. Inside the gelatin capsules are granules or a compressed mass. They have a valerian smell. Adults and children over 12 years old are recommended to take 1-2 capsules up to 3 times a day. The drug can be taken continuously for no longer than 8 weeks.
From the reviews it follows that Persen Forte gives a quick tangible effect. This drug not only helps to stay calm in case of urticaria, but also completely eliminates the rash if it arose against the background of stress. Persen Forte does not cause increased drowsiness, but with prolonged use it can provoke constipation.
- herbal sedative;
- easy-to-swallow capsules;
- a tangible effect develops quickly;
- relieves nervousness against the background of urticaria;
- not addictive.
- with prolonged use, it provokes constipation.
In the treatment of urticaria, which has arisen on a nervous basis, dietary supplement Stressovit helps well. This combined product contains plant extracts (hops, linden flowers, motherwort herb), vitamin B6 and magnesium, which have a mild sedative effect. The supplement helps to reduce psycho-emotional stress, relieve stress, and improve the functioning of the nervous system.
Stressovitis is a small capsule of two halves – white and green. They are easy to swallow. Adults and children over 12 years of age are prescribed 1 capsule per day with meals. Duration of admission is 2-3 weeks. If necessary, the course can be repeated in a month. This supplement does not cause drowsiness and addiction.
According to reviews, Stressovit perfectly soothes and does not cause any pronounced side effects. It has a cumulative effect. Many people like the composition of familiar, understandable components and the fact that it is enough to take the supplement once a day. After 3-4 days of using this remedy, skin rashes disappear if they were caused by a stress factor. For other forms of urticaria, it helps to tolerate severe itching and irritation of the skin.
- plant extracts with vitamin B6 and magnesium;
- capsules are easy to swallow;
- reception once a day;
- do not cause drowsiness and addiction;
- cumulative effect.
- not identified.
The next nominee for the review is the Russian drug Fito Novo-Sed. It contains echinacea, lemon balm, rose hips, hawthorn, motherwort. It is an effective herbal sedative. In addition, it helps to improve cerebral circulation and also activates the natural mechanisms of liver detoxification.
Phyto Novo-Sed is an oral extract. It has a dark brown color with a reddish tint. It has a pleasant herbal taste and smell. For adults, take half a teaspoon of the extract and dilute it in a quarter of a glass of water. They drink the medicine 3 times a day. The extract should be consumed 30 minutes before meals or 40 minutes after.
In the reviews, patients note that with urticaria, which has arisen on a nervous basis, Fito Novo-Sed is simply irreplaceable. Already after 2-3 days of using this remedy, the condition of the skin improves noticeably – spots and itching disappear almost completely. If the urticaria has a different etiology, then this remedy helps to remain calm when unpleasant symptoms appear.
- well combined components;
- relieves stains and itching with urticaria caused by nerves;
- perfectly calms the nervous system;
- cumulative effect;
- does not cause drowsiness.
- specific taste.
The best enterosorbents for urticaria
Medicines of this group absorb toxins and help to remove the allergen from the body, provoking the development of urticaria.
The Russian drug Lactofiltrum contains lignin (a naturally occurring enterosorbent) and lactulose (a synthetic disaccharide). The main effect of this remedy is to reduce the intensity of toxic conditions inside the body. Lactofiltrum is used in the complex therapy of allergic diseases (atopic dermatitis, urticaria). It is suitable for adults and children from the second year of life.
Lactofiltrum is a dividing tablet that looks like a capsule in appearance. They are dark brown with white patches. The tablets are taken orally with water. If there is such a need, then they can be crushed beforehand. They are taken 60 minutes before meals or other medications.
Lactofiltrum quickly removes the manifestations of urticaria. Persons with a chronic form of this disease drink this enterosorbent in courses 2 times a year in order to remove accumulated allergens and toxins from the body. Lactofiltrum is comfortable to use. It is usually well tolerated, but occasionally it can provoke loose stools and flatulence.
- high-quality enterosorbent;
- tablets can be crushed;
- suitable for adults and children from 1 year old;
- quickly removes the manifestations of urticaria.
- can provoke loose stools and flatulence.
The Russian manufacturer Silma produces Enterosgel. The active component of this agent is polymethylsiloxane polyhydrate. Enterosgel perfectly absorbs and cleans from harmful substances. Getting into the lumen of the digestive tract, it binds all possible toxic substances and removes them from the body. This also applies to food allergens.
Enterosgel paste looks like a homogeneous mass of almost white, odorless. It is taken orally separately from food or other medications (1-2 hours before or after). The required amount of paste (depending on age and pathological process) is recommended to be stirred with water in a ratio of 1: 3. Or Enterosgel is squeezed onto a spoon, swallowed and washed down with water.
Persons suffering from chronic urticaria, in the reviews, note that during exacerbations, Enterosgel helps them to get rid of unpleasant symptoms as soon as possible. They also recommend drinking this remedy for 2-3 weeks at least 2 times a year for prevention. Usually enterosgel is well tolerated, but in some patients it causes nausea and constipation.
- pronounced sorption and detoxification properties;
- neutral taste;
- eliminates urticaria in the shortest possible time;
- suitable for preventive purposes.
- can cause nausea and constipation.
The review of the best enterosorbents for urticaria also includes the Russian drug Polysorb MP. The active ingredient of this agent is colloidal silicon dioxide. It is able to bind and remove any toxic substances from the body. Polysorb MP has proven itself well in the complex therapy of various types of urticaria.
Polysorb MP is sold in powder form. It has no smell, the color is white or with a bluish tinge. Polysorb MP is taken orally exclusively in the form of an aqueous suspension. To obtain it, take the right amount of powder and mix it with half or a quarter glass of clean water. The prepared suspension is not stored, but drunk immediately. There should be at least 60 minutes between drinking it, eating or taking other medications.
There are mostly positive reviews about Polysorb MP. Individuals who often encounter urticaria keep this enterosorbent in their medicine cabinet on a constant basis. Not everyone likes the taste of the suspension, but they turn a blind eye to it, because with it you can quickly get rid of spotting and itching against the background of hives. Polysorb MP is usually well tolerated, but occasionally it can provoke constipation.
- suitable for the treatment of various types of urticaria;
- quickly relieves of unpleasant symptoms;
- used to treat children.
- may make it difficult to empty your bowels.
Best Topical Antipruritic Remedies for Urticaria
Topical drugs are used to treat acute urticaria, as it is most often caused by food or drug allergies.
The first nominee for a review of the best local antipruritic agents for urticaria was the Swiss Fenistil gel. It contains an active substance – dimethindene maleate. When applied to a pathological focus, it reduces itching and irritation caused by skin-allergic reactions. It is often prescribed by dermatologists and allergists for itching of various origins.
Sold Fenistil gel in tubes of 30, 50 and 100 g. By itself, it is homogeneous, transparent, odorless and colorless. When applied to the skin, the gel is quickly absorbed and does not stain clothes. It takes effect in 2-3 minutes after spreading over the skin. The gel cools slightly. It can be applied up to 4 times a day. In pediatrics, this remedy is used for babies from the second month of life.
According to reviews, Fenistil gel very well eliminates itching in various types of urticaria. With it, rashes and spots on the skin disappear much faster. The product is very comfortable to use. Immediately after application, a slight cooling is felt. The maximum positive effect can be achieved in 1-4 hours. It is usually well tolerated, but occasionally causes dry skin in the area of application.
- reduces itching, irritation;
- begins to act in a few minutes;
- absorbs quickly, leaving no residue;
- has no smell;
- suitable for babies.
- may cause dry skin in the area of application.
The Russian manufacturer Ria Panda produces Nezulin cream gel. It contains extracts of medicinal plants (celandine, chamomile, plantain, licorice), essential oils (basil, lavender, mint), as well as D-panthenol. This remedy is able to eliminate irritation, itching, flushing. It calms, cools, activates the repair processes.
Nezulin is sold in plastic tubes. The consistency of the product is light, gel-like. Creamy gel is light brown with a pronounced licorice aroma. It is distributed well. It is quickly absorbed and does not leave a greasy film. But if you apply too much, it will stick for a while. The product is applied gently with gentle massaging movements. Apply up to 4 times a day.
From the reviews it follows that Nezulin not only eliminates itching and irritation with urticaria, but also cares for the skin. It becomes soft, tender, healthier in appearance. Many people like the slight cooling effect that Nezulin has. This gel cream is very comfortable to use. As an independent remedy, it will not cope with urticaria, but as a complex therapy it performs important functions to alleviate the patient's condition.
- natural composition;
- pleasant texture and aroma;
- absorbs quickly;
- eliminates itching and irritation;
- light cooling effect.
- leaves a sticky feeling when applied in thick layers.
The last nominee for the review of the best remedies for urticaria was the Russian ointment Radevit-Aktiv. It contains 3 active ingredients: α-tocopherol acetate, retinol palmitate, ergocalciferol. It is a combined dermatoprotector. It relieves inflammation, softens, moisturizes, relieves itching and promotes repair processes.
Radevit-Active is a homogeneous white ointment. It is easy to apply and spread like a cream. The ointment is sold in aluminum tubes of 10, 15, 20, 35 g. Radevit-Active is applied in a thin layer on the skin of pathological foci in the morning and before bedtime. The duration of treatment depends on the severity of the pathological process and its localization.
They respond very well to Radevit-Active. This tool has proven itself well in cases where it was used to prevent inflammation and allergic reactions on the skin after the withdrawal of drugs with hormones. Also, during an exacerbation, literally a few minutes after application, the itching disappears, the spots become less pronounced. But sometimes this ointment itself provokes allergic reactions.
- balanced, combined composition;
- pleasant consistency of the ointment;
- easy to spread, quickly absorbed;
- perfectly relieves itching and spots on the skin.
- can provoke allergic reactions.
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