Delayed pressure urticaria, caused by extreme
pressure applied to the skin, can be characterized by swelling and pain
on the affected area. Pressure urticaria treatment should be
initiated immediately after the swelling appears or the pain will
persist and may be accompanied by low fever, chills, fatigue, joint and
muscle aches, and/or headaches. Delayed
pressure urticaria usually takes 3 to 12 hours to come into sight
after local pressure has been applied. It is one of the more common
types of physical
Pressure urticaria occurs after the
skin has been under extreme pressure. For example, it can appear on the
individual's feet after standing or on the buttocks after sitting for
an extended period. Pressure urticaria is typically deep into the skin
and not visible to the eye. It usually lasts 8 to 72 hours and the
patient may suffer pain, itchiness, or burning.
Besides Aspirin, other factors can trigger pressure urticaria,
including pressure from using mechanical tools, such as a screwdriver
or hammer, carrying a heavy weight, such as a bag or suitcase, using
very tight tampons, and enthusiastic sexual intercourse.
Delayed Pressure Urticaria Treatment
avoid the activities that can trigger pressure urticaria, especially
when the disease is severe. Wearing very tight clothes should also be
avoided. You should consult a dermatologist to find out the causes of
delayed pressure urticaria. Following, are some medical treatments that
can be beneficial for patients of delayed pressure urticaria.
The patient may consume systemic corticosteroids or non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); however, they produce variable
responses in different cases.
Some patients have experienced relief from pressure urticaria after
taking chloroquine. Other possible remedies include colchicine,
dapsone, sulfasalazine, and montelukast.
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