The Allergy and Asthma Center of Vermont Mountainview Physician's Center Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Urticaria and angioedema are symptoms of a wide variety of disorders. Treatment should be directed at the underlying cause when it can be identified, at the same time that symptomatic relief is provided. The disorder is generally benign and does not affect one's general health but it can affect quality of life in a major way. Understanding some basic management principles can bring very gratifying results even in the patients in whom no underlying cause can be found. Management is directed at improving the quality of life not a complete abolition of symptoms, therefore outcomes of risk-benefit analysis of every treatment should be carefully considered.
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