Pores and skin allergic reactions are advanced and fickle beasts and might, fairly actually, change with the climate!
I’ve ‘managed’ Urticaria for over 12 years now and have steadily bought 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 current being pregnant was that my Urticaria utterly vanished. In actual fact, I had the perfect 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 bought me excited about the consequences 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 at all times been dangerous at the moment of the month – and we hear from lots of ladies who say the identical factor.
One purpose for that is physique temperature – which rises simply after ovulation and stays increased for round 10-16 days, overlaying 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 can be worse simply earlier than your interval due to 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 anticipate 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 current research confirmed a hyperlink between excessive ranges of progesterone throughout being pregnant and the thymus gland – the important thing organ inside our immune system which relies on progesterone.
Urticaria, like many allergic reactions, is classed as auto-immune – which is why it’s worse once you’re run down and higher once you’re combating match. So a massively boosted immune system throughout being pregnant would logically lead to calmer, happier pores and skin.
Have every other allergy victims on the market skilled this? Or can anybody share any scientific proof to again up or disprove these theories?!