Chapter 23. Acute Urticaria

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Torsten Schäfer MPH, MD Professor in Clinical Epidemology

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch23

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Schäfer, T. (2009) Acute Urticaria, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch23

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. Institute of Social Medicine, Medical University, Lübeck, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • single isolated episode of urticaria (acute urticaria) management;
  • acute infections in combination with drug intake and acute urticaria eruption;
  • stinging nettle (Urtica dioica);
  • urticaria “hives” and “nettle rash”;
  • subjective symptom intensity (pruritus, sedation);
  • randomized controlled trials on acute urticaria treatment;
  • patient satisfaction highest with diphenhydramine


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  • Background

  • Questions

  • References