I’ve ‘managed’ Urticaria for over 12 years now and have step by step acquired to grips with what makes it higher or worse.
Nonetheless, each every so often life throws up a brand new expertise that teaches me one thing else about my pores and skin and the way it ticks.
One of many actual pleasures throughout my latest being pregnant was that my Urticaria fully vanished. In truth, I had the most effective pores and skin I’ve ever had – glowing, dewy and calm. However, alongside got here child and with it Urticaria. And boy did it return with a vengeance!
It acquired me occupied with the results of hormones on the pores and skin and a spot of analysis threw up some particular hyperlinks between our hormone cycles and pores and skin well being.
Hormones & Pores and skin Well being
Pondering again, my Urticaria has all the time been unhealthy at that time of the month – and we hear from numerous ladies who say the identical factor.
One cause for that is physique temperature – which rises simply after ovulation and stays increased for round 10-16 days, protecting the times previous to and the beginning of your interval.
Extra warmth within the physique is commonly related to pores and skin flare-ups – eczema in Greek means ‘to boil over’.
Blemish-prone pores and skin will also be worse simply earlier than your interval because of a pointy rise in progesterone. Progesterone interrupts the pores and skin’s oestrogen receptors, which regulate the sebaceous glands. The outcome is a rise in sebum manufacturing and people pre-menstrual pimples.
Being pregnant & Pores and skin Well being
So if hormone spikes are in charge for pores and skin troubles, you’d count on my urticaria to have gotten worse, not higher, throughout being pregnant when hormone ranges surge.
That is the place the immune system comes into play because it strengthens considerably throughout being pregnant.
A latest study confirmed a hyperlink between excessive ranges of progesterone throughout being pregnant and the thymus gland – the important thing organ inside our immune system which depends on progesterone.
Urticaria, like many allergy symptoms, is classed as auto-immune – which is why it’s worse whenever you’re run down and higher whenever you’re combating match. So a vastly boosted immune system throughout being pregnant would logically end in calmer, happier pores and skin.
Have another allergy victims on the market skilled this? Or can anybody share any scientific proof to again up or disprove these theories?!