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weal

1
a raised mark on the surface of the body produced by a blow

weal

2
Obsolete the state
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SET is a modified method of IDT in which serially diluted antigen extracts are used to determine the minimum amount of antigen that is required to elicit a significant allergic response, quantified by comparing the size of wheal increase with that evoked by a negative control test.
Grading runs from 0 to plus 5, depending on the size of the wheal, he said.
The results presented at the WSAAI meeting support the new findings by showing that Allegra had a faster onset of action than Claritin, particularly in reducing wheals, with Allegra showing suppression in just 40 minutes.
Data presented today at the annual American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (ACAAI) meeting showed that in a wheal and flare suppression test single-dose Allegra(R) (fexofenadine HCl) 180 mg exhibits significantly faster onset of action in patients and is more effective in wheal and flare suppression compared to Claritin(R) (loratadine) 10 mg and Clarinex(R) (desloratadine) 5 mg.
Antihistamines differ in the way they suppress histamine in the body, and the wheal and flare test is a useful way to measure these differences," said Nelly Frossard, Ph.
A Double-Blind, Randomized Comparison of Allegra, Claritin and Clarinex on Wheal and Flare
After a single dose of desloratadine, pruritus declined, the number of wheals decreased, sleep disturbance was reduced, and activities of daily living improved.
reduced pruritus and number of wheals scores over a four-week period
inhibitions of wheal and flare for equivalent milligram doses of Allegra