What activity modifications are needed in the treatment of physical urticaria?

Updated: Mar 21, 2018
  • Author: Henry K Wong, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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If the patient has physical urticaria, activity should be carefully monitored, depending on the trigger (eg, cold or hot temperatures, exposure to sun or water, pressure or vibration).

Individuals with cold urticaria must be particularly cautious and not immerse themselves suddenly in cold water. Patients should avoid swimming in lakes, streams, or oceans.


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