Urticaria pigmentosa Mastocytosis is a skin problem in which patches (usually brown in color) appear on the skin due to disturbance or abnormal collections of mast cells. Mast cells are widely distributed in the skin and contain different chemicals along with histamines. When a mast cell is disturbed, these chemicals are released into the surrounding skin and may cause urticaria pigmentosa mastocytosis.
Urticaria Pigmentosa, the most widespread form of Cutaneous Mastocytosis, is an uncommon skin problem caused by excessive numbers of mast cells in the skin, which can produce urticaria on the skin when stimulated.
Urticaria Pigmentosa Adults
Though urticaria pigmentosa is usually found in children, it can develop in adults. It can cause itchiness and burning. Unlike urticaria pigmentosa in children, in adults it tends to persist for a longer period of time due to the nature of their skin. It is quite possible to be associated with internal symptoms.
Urticaria Pigmentosa in Children
Urticaria pigmentosa usually affects infants. In most cases, the first patches appear during the first year after birth. These patches can appear on any part of the body. People tend to confuse them with insect bites; however, these patches tend to persist and start increasing in number. Unnecessary touching or rubbing should be avoided or the patches may swell up and cause itchiness.
With the passage of time, urticaria pigmentosa patches start to fade away and completely vanish by the teen years.
Urticaria Pigmentosa Tratamiento
Different anti-allergy medicines can be used to reduce the mast cell’s ability to react to histamine. However, such medicine will not make your urticaria pigmentosa disappear completely. Herbal medicines have always been preferred for skin problems because of their positive results and no side effects.