Posts Tagged ‘urticaire’


Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Your doctor has just prescribed an antihistamine for you. It may be one of the following (list not complete): Sedative antihistamines Buclizine Chlorpheniramine Cyproheptadine Hydroxyzine Mebhydrolin Promethazine Oxatomide Less-Sedative Antihistamines Acrivastine Astemizole Cetirizine Loratadine Terfenadine Levocetirizine Desloratadine What are antihistamines used for? Antihistamines are used to relieve itch, redness and swelling in some skin conditions […]

Skin diseases related to housework

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Dr Christophe HSU – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland Common skin disorders that may arise from housework are: Irritant contact dermatitis This is the commonest skin disorder that can arise from housework. It commonly affects the hands. The condition usually begins with mild dryness, redness, peeling and scaliness on the hands. Later cracks and crusts develop. Causes […]

Drug reactions (drug allergy)

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Drug reactions (drug allergy) Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland A Drug allergy is an unwanted side effect of drugs or medication that are ingested (or injected) into our body. Drug reactions are divided into intolerance and allergies. Drug allergy reactions can affect the skin as well as internal organs of the body. It […]

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