Medical Practice

Diseases of the Skin: Drug Therapy of Urticaria

Br Med J 1973; 4 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5894.730 (Published 22 December 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;4:730
  1. R. H. Champion

    Abstract

    Most patients with urticaria can be assessed by taking a relatively simple history with few or no investigations and controlled by a suitable antihistamine given at appropriate times until spontaneous resolution occurs without a complete diagnosis ever being made. Those that do not respond in this way require sometimes quite elaborate investigations, the institution of which would be an imposition in a mild case. Even after full investigation and ringing the changes of all available drugs, too many cases persist to the frustration of all concerned.

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