Christmas tree syndrome: How to prevent the allergy to festive trees - are you at risk?

CHRISTMAS trees and decorations could cause symptoms of the allergic Christmas tree syndrome. This is the health warning signs to look out for, as well as how to prevent the condition that causes runny noses and itchy skin.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Listen to the Podcast or Read the Transcript [00:00:03] Hi I’m Dr. Alan Greene pediatrician and I’d like to talk with you tonight about The Brain Stage. [00:00:10] I remember vividly when I was a pediatric resident in training go to a Grand Rounds about a surprising topic. [00:00:18] The function of the brain and the function of the skin and one of the things that dermatologists talked about was a common procedure freezing warts. Freezing warts was then, and is still, one of the most common ways to get rid of warts. What she talked about was how wildly different the results were in different studies. People use...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Uncategorized Cephalic Phase Placebo The Brain Stage Source Type: blogs
This paper explores the interrelationship of acute stress, itch, and scratching in patients with atopic dermatitis, providing new insights on the mechanism of stress-related exacerbation of itch.The British Journal of Dermatology
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a brand-name, over-the-counter product that's typically used to relieve symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergies), other allergies, and the common cold. It's also used to relieve itchy skin due to insect bites, hives, and other causes. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news
Conclusions: This large-scale assessment (n = 244) is the first demonstration of efficacy for CL delivery of a therapeutic for ocular allergy. Results are comparable to direct topical drug delivery and suggest that the lens/ketotifen combination can provide a means of simultaneous vision correction and treatment for CL wearers with ocular allergies.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research
This article reports on a 51-year-old Austrian male who acquired a tick bite in Austria in spring 2017, which, within 48 h, resulted in prolonged inflammation of the skin area around the bite. The patient experienced an allergic reaction 3 months later approximately 8 h after eating a medium rare steak for dinner. The symptoms included an itchy rash on both sides of the torso and on both arms which persisted for several hours. In spring 2018, the patient suffered another tick bite. The patient's skin reaction was similar to that of the previous year. In the following months, the patient experienced five episo...
Source: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Wien Klin Wochenschr Source Type: research
ConclusionsAdults with AD had low rates of outpatient and high rates of urgent care, ED, and hospital visits. The major predictor of outpatient utilization for AD care was AD severity. Racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and/or health care disparities reduce outpatient utilization and increase urgent care, ED, and hospital utilization.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Allergic rhinitis, or hayfever, is a common condition affecting both adults and children. One suggestion for treating it is to rinse the inside of the nose with salt water and the Cochrane Review of the effects of this was published in June 2018. We asked Carl Philpott from the Norwich Medical School in the UK to tell us what he and his co-authors found." Allergic rhinitis is swelling or irritation of the inside of the nose caused by allergies to airborne particles, such as grass pollen or dustmite. It ’s accompanied by symptoms including a blocked, runny or itchy nose, and sneezing.Various treatments have been ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of reviewAtopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic eczematous skin disease associated with intense pruritus and skin barrier dysfunction. Not only histamine, but also various pruritogens can induce itch in the skin of AD patients. Among them, one of the potentially endogenous pruritogens in the skin is endothelin-1 (ET-1). To understand the mechanism of action, production, and roles of ET-1 in the skin of AD, we reviewed recent advances in the understanding of ET-1.Recent findingsRecently, functions of ET-1 related to inflammation other than itch have been reported. The expression of ET-1 and IL-25 was found to b...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
We examined the expression of TRPV1 in peripheral tissue and DRG neurons of CPIP model rats and we studied whether CPIP model could induce peripheral sensitization of TRPV1 channel and enhance DRG neuron excitability. Then we examined the therapeutic effects of locally applied TRPV1 specific antagonist AMG9810 on pain responses of CPIP model rats. Lastly, we explored the effects of AMG9810 on DRG neuron hyperexcitability and spinal glial activation induced by CPIP. Our results demonstrate that TRPV1 plays an important role in mediating the behavioral hypersensitivity of CPIP model rats via promoting peripheral nociceptor a...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Scratching the skin triggers a series of immune responses culminating in an increased number of activated mast cells -- immune cells involved in allergic reactions -- in the small intestine, according to research conducted in mice. This newly identified skin-gut communication helps illuminate the relationship between food allergy and atopic dermatitis (a type of eczema), a disease characterized by dry, itchy skin. The NIAID-supported study was led by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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