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Skin Infection due to Urticaria Pigmentosa

Urticuria pigmentosa is a very rare ailment which infects the skin. The infection involves the Mast cells in the skin to erupt to the surface of the skin and results in irritation, which in turn causes sores. Because the sores irritate the skin, sores are formed when rubbed and these spread through the infected area. The sores are brown in color and are the first signs of Urticuria Pigmentosa. Intense cases of infection may result in many different symptoms. Diarrhea is one of the common symptoms and this can be harmful to the individual if it is not treated immediately. Other symptoms include rapid heart rate, headaches and even loss of consciousness.

Urticuria Pigmentosa is most commonly found in children, primarily less than five years old. Infection in adults is uncommon but cases have been known to occur. Adults when infected are more difficult to care for and cases are generally more acute. It is easier to treat children as they are younger and heal faster. However, as the ages increase the ease of treatment is reduced. It is possible in rare cases that there may be severe developments in the infected individuals and at times when the infection has reached the organs in the body, invasive medical attention may be required.

Two types of clinical examinations are generally used to arrive at an accurate diagnosis of the Urticuria Pigmentosa infection. The first is a urine test. This is done to find the increased amounts of histamine in the body since the underlying reason for Urticuria Pigmentosa is increased amounts of histamine.

The second test is a biopsy which is done to verify the occurrence of the mast cells as these are increased in individuals affected by urticuria pigmentosa. Interestingly there is no known cure of urticuria pigmentosa. Due to this medical practitioners have no alternative but to opt for symptomatic treatment. Antihistamines are the traditionally used course of medication to fight against this ailment. Antihistamines assist in alleviating the immediate symptoms of inflammation and irritation. Unfortunately this option has a number of derivative results namely increased drowsiness. This can caused additional concerns especially with children. It gets even more problematic for doctors when treating acute cased of the ailment. The first course of action is to always treat the harmful conditions such as the diarrhea that affects the acutely affected individuals. In any event, the infection will first deteriorate prior to being healed.