Autoimmune urticaria

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What is autoimmune urticaria?

In about half of patients with chronic idiopathic hives, the explanation is that body's immune system is, in a sense, overactive. The urticaria is "autoimmune". The immune system is attacking the normal tissues of the body and causing hives as a result.

Common symptoms reported by people with autoimmune urticaria

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with autoimmune urticaria

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
autoimmune urticaria (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zyrtec)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
autoimmune urticaria (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Benadryl)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
autoimmune urticaria (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
autoimmune urticaria (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Salonpas)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with autoimmune urticaria, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with autoimmune urticaria

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for autoimmune urticaria (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for autoimmune urticaria (9 evaluations)
Side effects
edema (fluid retention) lymphedema 5 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
autoimmune urticaria (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
soreness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zyrtec)
Perceived effectiveness
for autoimmune urticaria (1 evaluation)
Side effects
brain fog excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
autoimmune urticaria (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Benadryl)
Perceived effectiveness
for autoimmune urticaria (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness sedation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
autoimmune urticaria (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Perceived effectiveness
for autoimmune urticaria (4 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sedation gastroesophageal reflux disease
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
autoimmune urticaria (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
stomach irritation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
depressed mood excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Salonpas)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with autoimmune urticaria, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has autoimmune urticaria on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 7
30s 6
40s 16
50s 12
60s 13
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

78% Female
22% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 31
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from autoimmune urticaria patients who have completed their condition history
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