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Posted by Azabor on September 06, 2000 at 15:57:11:

In Reply to: Re: pressure urticaria posted by Amanda on September 06, 2000 at 15:50:10:

Hi, my son has urticaria pigmentosa. He is 7, but has been afflicted with it since he was 4 months old. He has been on Atarax and Pericatin, both of which made him sedated. He has been on Zyrtec for a few years now, and it is working okay, but he still has flushing of the face and occasional itching of the spots on his skin. Those reddish brown spots he has swell up when he is hot, or rolls in the grass, or gets a mosquito bite. They actually become hives. Benadryl has worked well for him too, as well as Elocon topical ointment. However, I am in contact right now with an allergist/immunologist who will probably be prescribing Ketotifen. I am reading on the internet about this medicine, and it stabilizes the cells that produce the histimine in the skin. For someone who has the chronic condition like my son's, it is supposed to be the latest and greatest. I have had 3 different dermatologists over my son's 7 short years, and none of them knew much about it, just taking information from medical books. The allergist/immunologist is the first person I have come in contact with that knows what the heck UP is. Perhaps they can help you as well. Good luck

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