Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Welts Prevention

Prevention of urticaria includes:

  • Avoid exposure to substances that trigger urticaria.
  • Avoid excessive heat and sweating.
  • Avoid tight clothing, belts, and ties.
  • Avoid using antibiotic creams and ointments.
  • Avoid very hot baths and showers.
  • Wear cotton clothing.

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Last Updated: Aug 19, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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