Acute and chronic hives, and skin allergies

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In this page you will find information about

What is urticaria?
What are the types of hives (urticaria)?
What are the main symptoms?
How to treat urticaria?
Telfast® is here to help

What is urticaria?


Hives (urticaria) are red, itchy welts that result from a skin reaction. The welts vary in size and appear and fade repeatedly as the reaction runs its course.1

What are the types of hives (urticaria)?


There are two types of hives – short-lived (acute) and long-term (chronic).2

Short-term (acute) hives appear suddenly and clear up within a few weeks.1

Chronic hives occur almost daily for more than six weeks and are typically itchy.2

What are the main symptoms?


Symptoms of chronic Hives:1

Batches of red or skin-colored welts(wheals), which can appear anywhere on the body. welts that vary in size, change shape, Itching, which may be severe, Painful swelling (angioedema) of the lips, eyelids and inside the throat.1

In addition, signs and symptoms flare with triggers such as heat, exercise and stress.1

How to treat urticaria?


For an effective treatment, in addition to identifying the causative agent (food, stress, insect bites, etc.).2

Some antihistamine medications may also be recommended.2, such as Telfast180mg, which is fast acting and lasting for 24 hours, and non-sedating3.

In case of symptoms, it is important to always consult a doctor.

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Telfast® is here to help.

Telfast® can help you to relief allergy symptoms. It’s non-sedating antihistamine that gives you 24 hours, relief from indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms.3

Telfast 120 mg not indicated for urtcaria

Find the Telfast® product that’s suitable for you.

Recommended Reading:



    1. Mayo clinic, Chronic hives, Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-hives/symptoms-causes/syc-20352719 ; last accessed: 13/4/2022


    2. American Academy of Allergy ,Asthma & Immunology, Hives, Available at: https://acaai.org/allergies/allergic-conditions/skin-allergy/hives/ ; last accessed: 13/4/2022.


    3. Ministry of Health, Telfast approved leaflet, approval date 29/11/2018.



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