Cholinergic urticaria

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What is cholinergic urticaria?

Cholinergic urticaria is characterized by a hypersensitive response in the skin as a result of the body increasing in temperature (passively or actively), or the precipitating release of sweat.

Common symptoms reported by people with cholinergic 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 cholinergic urticaria

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

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Sinequan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
cholinergic urticaria (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Lithium Carbonate ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
cholinergic urticaria (1)

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

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

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Allegra)
Perceived effectiveness
for cholinergic urticaria (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
cholinergic urticaria (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
headaches increased appetite 2 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Sinequan)
Perceived effectiveness
for cholinergic urticaria (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
cholinergic urticaria (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lithium Carbonate ER)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Perceived effectiveness
for cholinergic urticaria (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
cholinergic urticaria (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 11
30s 12
40s 8
50s 1
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

53% Female
47% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 18
Not Diagnosed 3

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