Difference Between Pruritus And Urticaria?

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What is the difference between pruritus and urticaria? Even though both of them are itchy. thank you

1 Answer:

Hello, Thank you for the question.


Pruritus and urticaria are two words with different meanings. Pruritus is a word that describes an itchy feeling on the skin of a person's body. Pruritus may be accompanied by the appearance of a rash on the skin. One of the skin rashes that can appear is urticaria. Urticaria / hives is a red, itchy skin rash, which is generally caused by an allergic reaction, for example to food, medications, cold air.


Hope this explanation helps you.


Dr. Aloisia

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