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How Common Is Hereditary Angioedema?
Discussion Angioedema is edema that is non-pitting, self-limited occurring in non-dependent areas usually in an asymmetric distribution usually on the lips, face, hands, feet, genitals and also in the bowel. It usually develops over minutes to hours (often 1-2 hours) with resolution usually within 24-48 hours. Angioedema often occurs with urticaria but 20% of patients may have isolated angioedema. Acute allergic angioedema is often caused by drugs (including antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), foods, infections, insects, various organic substances (i.e. latex, preservatives, formaldehyde, etc.), and oth...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Important warning for allergy sufferers
I love springtime. But many of my patients dread this time of year… They come to my clinic sneezing and sniffling. They have runny noses, and watery, itchy eyes. They can’t sleep or work. You may have the same problems. You need relief fast to get back to your life. So you might be tempted to pop some OTC remedies or ask your doctor for a prescription. But you may be getting more than you bargained for with those allergy drugs. They may make you lose your mind. Let me explain… Many doctors treat allergies with a class of drugs called (ACs). You know them by names like Benadryl and Dimetapp. In a new ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Confirming Diphenhydramine Use in Overdose
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - September 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

diphenhydramine, Benadryl
Title: diphenhydramine, BenadrylCategory: MedicationsCreated: 4/17/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/29/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - August 29, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You (And Making You Fat In The Process)
The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus, and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep. Why...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top 5 Tips On Traveling With A Life-Threatening Food Allergy
Traveling with a food allergy or other dietary restrictions can be a scary experience. It’s even more scary when you have had a near-death allergic reaction. Several years ago, I had an allergic reaction after eating some contaminated food in Spain. Thankfully, I survived that trip, but I’ve been much more prepared and cautious during my travels. Here are my top 5 tips: 1. Bring multiple EpiPens. EpiPens are the single most important thing to take with you because they buy you time to get emergency care. A few minutes can mean life or death. In my Spain case, the nurse said that if my travel partner, Daraius, h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is It A Poison Ivy Rash? How To Tell — And How To Treat It
By Jessica Migala You’ve probably feared a run-in with poison ivy since you were a kid. Even brushing up against the pointy leaves is risky, says Temitayo A. Ogunleye, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The climbing plant contains an irritating resin, called urushiol, that can transfer to your skin via touch, she explains. You might also be exposed to the oily liquid by a pet who picks up the resin on his fur and then passes it along to you. You can even inhale urushiol if, say, you mow over a large patch of poison ivy in your yard,&n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conn. issues warning to parents about dangers of antihistamines
Connecticut is warning parents about the dangers of administering Benadryl or other antihistamines to children in order to them to calm down or sleep. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Parents warned against using Benadryl to help their children go to sleep
ABC News' Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the dangers of using Benadryl or other antihistamines to keep children quiet or to go to sleep. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

CT issues warning to parents about dangers of antihistamines
Connecticut is warning parents about the dangers of administering Benadryl or other antihistamines to children in order to them to calm down or sleep. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

39 Tweets That Nail The Difference Between Life Before And After Kids
They say having kids changes everything. While the reality may not be so absolute, parents on Twitter have shown that there is definitely some merit to the statement. Many funny moms and dads tweet about the difference between their laid back childfree years and the experience of being a parent. We’ve rounded up some of the best examples.  Without further ado, here are 39 hilarious tweets that sum up life before and after kids.   Before kids: Kids will help me with everything around the house.After kids: *scrapes foreign object off wall with chisel*— Sara (@sara_ashlynn) December 7, 2016 My...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Hygiene Is Killing You And Your Career
The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus, and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep. Why...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spring health cheat sheet
As the spring weather approaches, many common winter infections recede. However, warmer temperatures can introduce a new set of health challenges. As trees and flowers bloom and grass grows, susceptible children will start to display symptoms of seasonal allergies, triggering flares of asthma and eczema. And, As children spend more time outdoors, parents also need to watch for exposure to ticks, poison ivy and excess sun. Here are a few tips to keeping your child healthy this spring. Seasonal allergies: What can you do? During allergy season: have your child bathe after spending time outdoors to ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Carolyn Sax Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting allergies asthma Carolyn Sax conjunctivitis lyme disease sunburn Source Type: news

Fatal Mistakes Can't Be Undone
I was at a birthday party approximately 6 years ago for one of my son’s friends. While chatting with the some of the moms in his class, I must have had my back turned when little cups of snacks were passed out to each hungry 5-year-old. I broke out into a cold sweat and my heart started beating in my chest loudly. I was about to yank the cup from his hand when I saw from afar it was from a box of cereal he had eaten countless times before and I knew was safe for his egg, tree nut and peanut allergies. I don’t know what it was, call it “momsense,” but it kept gnawing at me that I did not actually rea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Seven Essential Things You Should Be Doing to Protect Your Skin
What should everyone know about skin, skin care, and dermatology? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Emily Altman, board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, specializing in general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery, on Quora: There are a few things that everyone should know about skin. Skin Cancer Risk Sun damage is cumulative from the very beginning. Sun exposure and sunburns, particularly before age twenty, are a risk factor for skin cancer and especially melanoma. Teachi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric Anaphylaxis Study Lacks Crucial Details
The Research Carrillo E, Hern HG, Barger J. Prehospital administration of epinephrine in pediatric anaphylaxis. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2016;20(2):239–244. The Science To assess the rates of administration of epinephrine, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and albuterol to children with allergic reactions including anaphylaxis, the authors reviewed the EMS records of Contra Costa County and Alameda County in California from January 2010 to July 2011. Combined, the two counties serve a population of about 2.3 million people. Of the slightly more than 239,000 patient contacts and 13,000 pediatric transports, paramedics treated 2...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You And Your Career
The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. The short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus, emotional intelligence, and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep. Why You Need Adequate Sleep to Perform We've always...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case series: 8 patients exposed to phony alprazolam (Xanax) containing fentanyl and/or etizolam
3 out of 5 stars Adverse Effects From Counterfeit Alprazolam Tablets. Arens AM et al. Ann Emerg Med 2016 Aug 8 [Epub ahead of print] Reference In March of this year,there were 9 deaths reported in Pinellas County, Florida (the Tampa/St. Petersburg area) associated with fake alprazolam (Xanax) tablets containing fentanyl. Earlier, similar counterfeit pills had been seen around San Francisco and in Monroe County Southern Illinois. This letter, from the University of California-San Francisco and the California Poison Control System describes 8 cases — including 1 cardiac arrest — from that region. A...
Source: The Poison Review - August 25, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical alprazolam counterfeit etizolam fake phony xanax Source Type: news

Postmortem computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging facilitates forensic autopsy in a fatal case of poisoning with formic acid, diphenhydramine, and ethanol - Berger F, Steuer AE, Rentsch K, Gascho D, Stamou S, Sch ärli S, Thali MJ, Krämer T, Flach PM.
A case of fatal poisoning by ingesting formic acid, diphenhydramine, and ethanol by a 25-year-old woman who committed suicide is presented. Prior to autopsy, postmortem computed tomography and postmortem magnetic resonance tomography were performed and rev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Striking increases in postmortem compared to antemortem drug concentrations in a suicidal overdose: a case report - McIntyre IM, Mallett P, Stolberg S, Haas EA, Mena O.
Toxicology testing revealed dramatic increases in whole-blood concentrations of verapamil and diphenhydramine in the short time between hospital admission and death (53 min) in a subject (with a history of overdosing) found unresponsive. While some degree ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What If It Is Not Your Sleep? Exploring Other Causes Of Daytime Fatigue
By Brandon R. Peters, MD When sleep is not refreshing, the feelings of tiredness and fatigue can undermine your daytime function. Beyond common sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia, what are some of the reasons for feeling tired? Explore some of these potential causes, ranging from medications to diet and exercise, and try to discover what you can do to feel better. Understanding the Role of Sleep Disorders First, it is important to recognize that there is a difference between sleepiness and fatigue. Sleepiness is the strong desire for sleep that often immediately precedes falling asleep. It is some...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists link Tylenol PM, Benadryl and other common allergy meds to dementia and permanent cognitive impairment
(NaturalNews) If you take certain common over-the-counter allergy and sleep medications, you could be getting a lot more than you bargained for. You might stop sneezing and get that good's night sleep you've been craving, but you might also find that your memory is not quite as good... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nighttime sleep-aid helps people experiencing occasional sleeplessness, study suggests
New research shows that an over-the-counter sleep aid helps people suffering from occasional sleep difficulties fall asleep in less than 20 minutes, on average, and improves their reported quality of sleep. The first-of-its-kind study characterizes the sleep benefits of diphenhydramine HCI (DPH), marketed for decades as a sleep-aid. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New study shows nighttime sleep-aid helps people experiencing occasional sleeplessness
(Spectrum) New research presented today at SLEEP 2016 shows that an over-the-counter sleep aid helps people suffering from occasional sleep difficulties fall asleep in less than 20 minutes, on average, and improves their reported quality of sleep. The first-of-its-kind study characterizes the sleep benefits of diphenhydramine HCI (DPH), marketed for decades as a sleep-aid. The study also demonstrates that the liquid product ZzzQuil™ helped people with occasional sleeplessness achieve significantly better sleep. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

8 Remedies for Minor Pet Emergencies
1. Problem: Nail injury. Dogs and cats can slice up their nails in a variety of ways - everything from a too-close nail trim that nicks the quick, to running outdoors over sharp rocks. Solution: Styptic powder. If you don't have styptic powder on hand, for minor bleeding grab either cornstarch or flour from your kitchen, pour some into a small bowl, and dip the injured paw into the powder to stop the bleeding. 2. Problem: Bee sting. Most bee stings occur on a paw or the face. Not only are bee stings painful, but your pet could also have an allergic reaction. Solution: Credit card and quercetin. If you need to remove th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thomas’ story: Overcoming Kawasaki, a rare pediatric heart disease
Thomas after his second round of treatment for Kawasaki It took three trips to the doctor’s office and consults with four different providers for Valerie Flynn to finally get to the bottom of her son’s suffering. Thomas’s confluence of symptoms was puzzling: a high fever that wouldn’t go away for five days, all-over itchiness with a head-to-toe rash; bloodshot eyes and absolute exhaustion. “Thomas’ doctors kept telling me it must be a virus and to give him Benadryl for the itch and Tylenol for the fever, but those did nothing to help,” says Valerie. “That&...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 24, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Diseases & Conditions Annette Baker Dr. Jane Newburger Heart Center Kawasaki Disease Program Source Type: news

3 Surprising Things That Increase Your Dementia Risk
SPECIAL FROM “As many as five million Americans age 65 and older may have Alzheimer’s Disease, and that number is expected to double for every five-year interval beyond age 65.” — the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke. While Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, it is not the only form. Risk factors for all kinds of dementia include, age, alcohol use, smoking, atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, and genetics. However, researchers have found some startling connections that show other surprising factors that can heighten your risk: Risk Factor #1: Anticho...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Hacks To Get Your Best Sleep This Allergy Season
Seasonal allergies or asthma affect more than 60 million Americans, according to estimates, and more than 75 percent of those people report their allergies cause them to lose sleep, resulting in drowsy days. Unfortunately, it’s easy to bring lots of allergens from the outside into our bedrooms. They unknowingly cling to our clothes, hair and pets, and can land on our garments in closets and drawers, carpeting, drapes and upholstery (did somebody say “dust ruffle”?). Indeed, one of the worst offenders is dust. Did you know that up to 80 percent of the dust in your bedroom either was or still is alive, a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If you use Benadryl, Paxil, Dramamine it's REALLY time to stop: definite links to dementia, cognitive damage found with these OTC allergy drugs
(NaturalNews) Over-the-counter drugs, many of them formerly only available by prescription, are in abundance, and they supposedly treat a wide range of conditions and minor illnesses. But new research shows that many of these come with a host of side effects and potential side effects... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do hay fever tablets shrink your brain?
A new study suggests that some popular medicines – including allergy pills – could be harmful. But wait before you sneeze your way through the summer …Those planning a bathroom cabinet clear-out following headlines about a range of popular over-the-counter medicines causing brain shrinkage might want to reconsider.New research has concluded that people regularly taking popular drugs including Clarityn and Piriton for hay fever and other allergies, the sleeping tablet Nytol, and Night Nurse Liquid containing promethazine did worse in cognitive tests and showed signs of loss of brain cells and connections....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nic Fleming Tags: Drugs Health & wellbeing Life and style Science Source Type: news

[Research Article] On-demand continuous-flow production of pharmaceuticals in a compact, reconfigurable system
Pharmaceutical manufacturing typically uses batch processing at multiple locations. Disadvantages of this approach include long production times and the potential for supply chain disruptions. As a preliminary demonstration of an alternative approach, we report here the continuous-flow synthesis and formulation of active pharmaceutical ingredients in a compact, reconfigurable manufacturing platform. Continuous end-to-end synthesis in the refrigerator-sized [1.0 meter (width) × 0.7 meter (length) × 1.8 meter (height)] system produces sufficient quantities per day to supply hundreds to thousands of oral or topica...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 31, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Andrea Adamo Source Type: news

Spring health cheat sheet
The beginning of spring often brings warm weather and hours of outdoor fun, and many common winter infections recede. Unfortunately, spring weather can bring its own health challenges. As soon as the trees and flowers bloom, flowers bud and the grass grows, susceptible children will start to display symptoms of seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies cause sneezing, runny nose and itchy red eyes and can trigger flares of asthma and eczema. As children spend more time outdoors, parents also need to watch for exposure to ticks, poison ivy and excess sun. Read on for the parents’ guide to spring health. Seasonal allergi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Carolyn Sax Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting allergies asthma Carolyn Sax conjunctivitis lyme disease poion ivy sunburn Source Type: news

Can a heartburn drug cause cognitive problems?
A new study has shed light on one of the long-term effects of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). These drugs are commonly used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, and peptic ulcers. PPIs (omeprazole, lansoprazole, esomeprazole, pantoprazole, and others) help reduce the amount of stomach acid made by glands in the lining of the stomach. Research published online on February 15 in JAMA Neurology showed that there may be an association between chronic use of PPIs and an increased risk of dementia. Experts compared prescription PPI intake and diagnosis of dementia among approximately 74,000 adults ages 75 a...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Solan Tags: Brain and cognitive health Digestive Disorders Drugs and Supplements Healthy Aging Memory Mental Health heartburn PPIs proton pump inhibitors Source Type: news

More than 500 drugs may face ban
Health ministry, which banned 344 fixed-dose combinations including cough syrups like Phensedyl, Corex and Benadryl, is evaluating a list of over 6,000 products. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 15, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medications May Cause Dementia, But It Could Be Untreated Sleep Apnea
By Brandon R. Peters, M.D. The news was enough to give you indigestion: Some of the over-the-counter and prescription medications most widely used to treat heartburn and acid reflux are linked to the development of dementia. The research suggesting a possible association is the latest in a string of implicated drugs over the past few years, including medications taken to treat anxiety, seizures, insomnia, and allergies. What is going on? Before emptying out the medicine cabinet, take a moment to consider the role of untreated obstructive sleep apnea. Scientific research can be difficulty to contextualize, especially when i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme: The Infectious Disease Equivalent of Cancer, Says Top Duke Oncologist
Last week, I mentioned the case of Dr. Neil Spector, whose long-undiagnosed Lyme Disease resulted in irreversible heart failure and ultimately, a heart transplant. Dr. Spector, author of Gone in a Heartbeat: A Physician's Search for True Healing, is the Sandra Coates Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University School of Medicine. As the Director of Developmental Therapeutics at the Duke Cancer Institute, he's a leader in applying translational research to the clinical development of molecularly targeted personalized cancer therapies. Here, Dr. Spector share...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Is What Insomnia Feels Like
I can't sleep. OK, that's not quite true - I can fall asleep, sure. The problem is that I can't stay that way. I'm writing this and it's 3:00 a.m., which isn't out of the ordinary for me. (There's your problem! I can hear some of you saying.) Most nights I wake up some time between 2:00 and 4:00 and stay up for a few excruciating hours, the kind where you can feel every minute pass. It's been this way for almost two years. By now, friends and family are used to getting replies to their texts at really strange hours. At first, no one was too concerned. I'm a college student - I was probably stressed about all the work I h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Master one of the most missed USMLE questions
With finals behind you, take a few minutes to sharpen your skills for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) with this exclusive scoop on one of the most challenging USMLE test prep questions and expert strategies to help you ace it. Find out what this month’s toughest question is and receive an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Welcome to the fourth post in AMA Wire’s® series, “Tutor talk: Tips from Kaplan Medical on the most missed USMLE test prep questions from Kaplan’s Step 1 Qbank.” Each month, we’re revealing one of the top...
Source: AMA Wire - December 28, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Lyndra Vassar Source Type: news

Holiday travels: Keeping kids safe and healthy
Traveling with your children can be a great way to explore new places, spend time together as a family, and visit with those friends and family members who don’t live nearby. To have the safest and healthiest trip possible, keep in mind these travel tips. Bring the important things from your medicine cabinet Pack any prescription medicines your child takes. Check to be sure you have enough for the whole trip. Bring commonly used over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), antibiotic ointment, cold medications (as recommended by your doctor), and diphenhydramine (Benadryl...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - December 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Health Children's Health Parenting Behavioral Health traveling holiday travel Source Type: news

Achoo! What You Need to Know About Colds vs. Allergies
Sujan Patel, MD Assistant Professor of Allergy and Immunology New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Achoo! What You Need to Know About Colds Versus Allergies Sneezing, sniffling, coughing... are these signs of a cold or allergy? Many symptoms of the common cold and respiratory allergies can overlap, leaving patients confused as to the best course of treatment. However, there are some simple ways to tell these conditions apart. Causes and treatments differ for each, so knowing which one you have could mean the difference between getting well soon or feeling ill for weeks. What Causes Colds and Allergies? The commo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retrospective review of unintentional pediatric ingestions of doxylamine - Cantrell FL, Clark AK, McKinley M, Qozi M.
BACKGROUND. Doxylamine is a first-generation antihistamine similar in structure to diphenhydramine. Unlike diphenhydramine, however, there is a paucity of data regarding the risk of toxicity following unintentional exposures in pediatric patients. ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Ask the expert: Can kids still get chicken pox?
Q: A friend of mine is concerned because her child was exposed to chicken pox. Can babies and children still get chicken pox? A concerned parent Thriving checked in with Dr. Susan Laster, a pediatrician in private practice in Brookline, MA, affiliated with Boston Children’s Hospital, to learn more about children and chicken pox. Can children still get chicken pox? Contrary to popular belief, kids can still get chicken pox. While it is usually not a serious illness, there can be some serious consequences, which is why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all children be vaccinated against chicken pox at 12 mo...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 10, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Diseases & conditions Q&A chicken pox Dr. Susan Laster Source Type: news

What It's Like to Be Allergic to Water
(Photo-Illustration: Photos: Corbis) By Alexa Tsoulis-Reay In 1963, a 15-year-old girl presented herself to a pair of dermatologists in Pennsylvania complaining that she'd broken out in angry, red lesions after a session of waterskiing. That first mysterious outbreak became a trend: Blotchy, itchy hives would pop up all over her limbs every time she took a bath, went swimming, or perspired heavily. The doctors conducted a series of tests to rule out obvious possible triggers like cold and, using a hand towel soaked in distilled water, identified a condition called aquagenic urticaria: Sufferers are so sensitive to pure w...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Large Does A Spider Have to Be To Perforate Human Skin?
Discussion Spiders (Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Arachnida) are difficult to accurately identify as they are often confused with insects (Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Insecta). Spiders have 8 legs and 2 body parts. They have no wings or antenna. There are no specific symptoms that are diagnostic of a spider bite. Fang marks are infrequent and the markings are difficult to even identify. Spider bites are frequently confused with other arthropod bites (fleas, ticks, mosquites, bed bugs, etc.), allergic reactions, infections and contact dermatitis (including poison ivy etc.). Most spiders have a toxic venom. “Histamine conc...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 12, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

An ER Doctor's 5 Fast Home Remedies
photo credit: monkeybusinessimages/thinkstock "What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for," goes an old proverb. Sore throat? Whiskey and honey. Arthritis acting up? Whiskey and raisins. To some, it's the original multi-tasking remedy. In my own home, I don't raid the bar (well, at least I don't raid the bar for medical treatments) -- but that doesn't mean I don't occasionally turn to my pantry for home remedies. Of course, being a physician, I'm more than a little skeptical of some home remedies -- so here are five that I can truly say are supported by medical evidence... or Grandma. 1. Honey -- Parents ev...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is ED use of flumazenil safe?
2 out of 5 stars Lack of adverse effects from flumazenil administration: an ED observational study. Nguyen TT et al. Am J Emerg Med 2015 Jul 21 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract The use of the antidote flumazenil in patients with suspected benzodiazepine poisoning is controversial. The major concern is for inducing seizures in a patient who has a proconvulsant medication on board, is tolerant to benzodiazepines, or has an underlying seizure disorder. The goal of this single-hospital retrospective observational study was to “assess adverse events and clinical outcomes of flumazenil administration in known and s...
Source: The Poison Review - September 4, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical antagonist antidote benzodiazepine overdose flumazenil Source Type: news

7 Things to Know While You're Undergoing Chemotherapy
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October, 2012 at the age of 37, my world was turned upside down. My particular flavor of cancer was stage 1, grade 3, triple negative infiltrating ductal carcinoma. That's a mouthful, huh? I had my bi-lateral mastectomy performed and one month later I began six months of ACT (Adriamycin, Cytoxan, and Taxol) chemotherapy. While I can't guarantee that your road will be without bumps, in fact, I can almost assure you that there will be bumps, I can offer you some insights that helped me along the way. So, buckle up and hold on tight, you can do this. Good luck to you my friend. I'm s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do over-the-counter medicines raise the risk of falls in older men?
Research shows common medications including Piriton and Nytol appear to make certain people more likely to tumble and injure themselves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Science Behind Why You Can't Read in the Car
By Gianni Jaccoma Credit: Gianni Jaccoma/Thrillist For many of us, carsickness is the bane of every automotive experience: It's always there, preventing us from navigating with our phone or even reading a book to pass the time without the sudden onset of a headache, cold sweats, and crippling nausea. It's like being hungover, but without the fun drinking part that precedes it. What exactly is going on here? Why do some of us fall violently ill just by glancing at a book in a moving car, while others can read through an entire road trip without any problem at all? Here's the scientific lowdown on what makes carsickness tic...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news