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Effect of humor on allergen-induced wheal reactions.
At times the wheals characteristic of the condition have formed huge swellings that burn and itch.
Characterized by the rapid appearance of itchy wheals, urticaria is considered chronic when it is recurrent for at least 6 weeks.
Studies in chronic idiopathic urticaria patients showed levocetirizine significantly reduced the severity of itching and the number and size of wheals.
Studies in chronic idiopathic urticaria patients showed XYZAL(R) significantly reduced the severity of itching and the number and size of wheals.
A double-blind, single-dose, crossover comparison of cetirizine, terfenadine, loratadine, astemizole, and chlorpheniramine versus placebo: Suppressive effects on histamine-induced wheals and flares during 24 hours in normal subjects.
As Nicola Harwin, director of Women's Aid, told me the other day, there are plenty of ingenious ways of doing serious harm without leaving wheals and bruises.
My hair would fall out and I'd come out in wheals on my skin as well as hives as I reacted to things.
I can't even find a bra big enough, despite going to specialist shops, and the straps cut into my shoulders leaving red wheals.
Comment: In two studies of patients aged 12-70 years with chronic idiopathic urticaria, those on 60 mg twice a day had a significant reduction in mean pruritus scores, mean number of wheals, and mean total symptom scores over 4 weeks, compared with those on placebo.