I have been suffering from urticaria for the past six months since I shifted to a new place. Can urticaria be region specific?

Q. Can urticaria flares occur due to change of place?

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Dr. Chaitra. P
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This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 10, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am a cardiologist. For the past six months, I have been suffering from urticaria. Initially, I required steroids but now it is under reasonable control with daily antihistamines with occasional brief flares sometimes involving only my face. I will shift back to my native soon. Can urticaria be region specific? Kindly help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern. Region-specific urticaria is known and is usually due to allergens in the atmosphere or foods. It is generally due to contact where there are lesions seen in localized parts of the body. But in your case, it is unlikely to be due to region as the onset was quiet after you moved. However, identification of the possible allergens could only help to treat contact urticaria than a change of place as common allergens could be found in the new place too. To find out sensitivity to common allergens, you could undergo a skin or a serum allergy test. It may be of help in cases of contact urticaria. Apart from contact, even sunlight, and cold weather are known to precipitate urticaria. Kindly look for a possible triggering factor around you. I hope I have cleared your doubts.

Thank you.

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