The unpredictable, itchy and sometimes painful nature of CSU can affect you emotionally as well as physically. It can affect your work, relationships and social life, and it can limit your ability to carry out day-to-day activities.1–3
CSU sufferers are more likely to experience depression and anxiety.1 The way the rash looks can be extremely distressing too, especially if it lasts for years.
But you’re not alone. Discussing your anxieties and frustrations with other sufferers can help. See our list of coping tips.
1. Maurer M et al. Allergy 2011;66:317–30.
2. O'Donnell BF et al. Br J Dermatol 1997; 136:197–201.
3. Kang MJ et al. Ann Dermatol 2009; 21:226–29.
Date of preparation: November 2015 XSU15-C030k