Into pharma's roaring twenties
“I drained the last of my cocktail, gazing up at the ceiling. It was one of those moments that curls the hairs on your neck. At once, the grand scale of this labyrinth of cathedrals became clear, the desert wind blowing through the clever hieroglyphics carved into every available surface. I turned my head back down to ground level just in time to see the man draw back his fist in anger, and then.And then.With a piercing shriek, he lunged straight at my jaw –”Do you ever wake from a dream, marvelling at the inventiveness and detail of your subconscious mind? That disorienting moment where you lie blinking ...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Simms Source Type: news

Health Tip: Allergic Reaction First Aid
-- Allergic reactions are sensitivities to allergens. From animal dander to foods, allergens may cause hives, itching, a rash and other symptoms. For a mild-to-moderate reaction, MedlinePlus mentions these first aid steps: Calm and reassure the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How bees could help lower your blood pressure
University of Plymouth researchers have found that a mouthwash made from a material bees use to waterproof their hives could help combat high blood pressure and gum disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian woman who is allergic to the COLD fears for her life going outside
Emma Brown, 18, of Edmonton, has the condition cold urticaria. She fears going outside alone in case she falls over and gets stuck. Her throat may swell up, restricting her breathing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student who is allergic to WATER breaks out in rashes when she cries or sweats
Tessa Hansen-Smith, from California, suffers from aquagenic urticaria, an extremely rare condition thought to affect fewer than 100 people in the world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Living With Nut Allergy
-- From hives and itchiness to anaphylaxis, an allergic reaction to nuts can manifest itself in many ways, says the University of Rochester. If you are living with a nut allergy, the school suggests: When grocery shopping, check every item's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Seven-year-old with rare condition breaks out in a rash, vomits and struggles to breathe when cold
Tommy Leitch, of Amersham, had to be hospitalised every month last winter, his mother, Abigail McDonald, said. He suffers with urticaria and angioedema, which cause hives and swelling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Cetirizine Injection (Quzyttir) for Acute Urticaria FDA OKs Cetirizine Injection (Quzyttir) for Acute Urticaria
Cetirizine hydrochloride (10 mg/mL) intravenous injection is for treatment of acute urticaria in adults and children 6 months of age or older.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 16, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Quzyttir (cetirizine) Injection for the Treatment of Acute Urticaria
October 11, 2019 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Quzyttir (cetirizine hydrochloride) injection for the treatment of acute urticaria in adults and children 6 months of age and older. Quzyttir will be available as 10-mg/mL... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - October 11, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ligelizumab Safely, Effectively Treats Hives
THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 -- Ligelizumab appears to be a safe and effective treatment option for chronic spontaneous urticaria, according to a study published in the Oct. 3 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. In a phase 2b dose-finding study,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ligelizumab May Improve Response in Chronic Urticaria Ligelizumab May Improve Response in Chronic Urticaria
Early trial results suggest the investigational humanized anti-IgE monoclonal antibody ligelizumab binds to IgE with greater affinity than FDA-approved omalizumab for refractory chronic spontaneous urticaria.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 3, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Ditch the Itch: Researchers Find New Drug to Fight Hives
Title: Ditch the Itch: Researchers Find New Drug to Fight HivesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/2/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/3/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - October 3, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Ditch the Itch: Researchers Find New Trial Drug, Ligelizumab, to Fight Hives
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 -- A new drug to treat chronic hives is producing solid results in clinical trials, and could be available to people suffering with the maddening itchy welts within a year or so, researchers say. Ligelizumab works by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Questions about Antihistamines for Hives
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - October 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

What Affects the Nutritional Quality of Plant-Based Milk Substitutes?
Discussion People today may be eating more plant-based products because of: Allergen avoidance – lactose or cow’s milk allergy, 14% of people with cow’s milk allergy will also have soy allergy. Cultural importance Contamination avoidance e.g. growth hormone or antibiotic residues in cow’s milk production Specific diseases, e.g. cholesterol/lipid issues Environmental impact Ethical or religious considerations Improved nutrition With population growth “[t]he demand for food is expected to grow by 70% until 2050….While the expected protein consumption is believed to grow by 80%.” ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Why hives could be a reaction to diabetes drug! DR MARTIN SCURR answers your questions
ASK THE GP: Six years ago, I was diagnosed with a low white blood cell count. I've been suffering from thrush and hives for around four-and-a-half years. Could these problems be linked? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Managing a Poison Ivy Rash
-- A poison ivy rash is caused by coming in contact with the oil found in the plant. The rash is very itchy and can be accompanied by redness, swelling, hives and crusting skin, says the American Academy of Dermatology. To manage a poison ivy rash,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Parents Are Turning to a Controversial Treatment for Food Allergies
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Esther Landhuis / Undark Tags: Uncategorized allergies health onetime syndication Source Type: news

Vitamin D Treatment for Chronic Urticaria Vitamin D Treatment for Chronic Urticaria
Is there an association of chronic urticaria with vitamin D deficiency?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

cetirizine (Zyrtec, Zyrtec Allergy, Zyrtec Hives)
Title: cetirizine (Zyrtec, Zyrtec Allergy, Zyrtec Hives)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/31/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - July 31, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Antihistamines May Help Some Patients With Chronic Diarrhea Antihistamines May Help Some Patients With Chronic Diarrhea
A recent case series shows antihistamines can be used to successfully manage some patients with idiopathic postprandial diarrhea associated with dermatographia and/or chronic urticaria.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Help with itchy hives
If your symptoms are mild, you may not need treatment. Many cases of hives and angioedema clear up on their own. But treatment can offer relief for intense itching, serious discomfort or symptoms that persist. If you're experiencing mild hives or angioedema, these tips may help relieve your symptoms: Avoid triggers. These can include foods, medications, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What to D.O.: Antidepressants an Ace in the Hole for Urticaria
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: What to D.O. Source Type: news

What is This Itchy Rash?
Discussion Atopic dermatitis (AD) has a prevalence of 3-5% in the overall U.S. population but is increasing with an estimated 10-15% lifetime risk in childhood. It is even more common in children of color with a prevalence in African-American/black children of 17% and Hispanic children of 14%. Health care utilization data also appears to support more severe disease in children of color also. Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a common dermatological skin problem which characteristically is a pruritic, papular eruption with erythema. Like most papulosquamous eruptions it often occurs in intertrigenous areas in people with alle...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Supernavigators: Extraordinary Animals Find Their Way Home
Did you know that bees “dance” to their hives? (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to treat wounds caused by insects and animal bites
  Being outdoors during the warm weather season carries with it the risk of bites of all kinds – insects, animals, ticks and others. Here is some helpful advice for treating bites and itching. Check the symptoms. Most insect bites and stings are mild, causing minor symptoms like itching, redness, stinging or a small degree of swelling around the bite. In some rare cases, stings from hornets, bees, wasps, scorpions or fire ants may lead to more serious reactions, including mosquito-borne West Nile virus. The Mayo Clinic advises moving away from the area where you were stung or bitten to prevent further injur...
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 10, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products wound care treatment Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
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)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Essential wound care supplies for your home first aid kit
When the cut, scrape, blister or bleeding happens, you don't want to be stuck running in a panicked frenzy to the closest drug store. Instead, be prepared for common injuries, symptoms and ailments with a well-stocked medicine cabinet and home first aid kit. Here are the essential wound care supplies you should have on hand at home: Make sure your home first aid kit is well stocked. For cuts and scrapes: The basic must-haves for these minor wounds include: Adhesive bandages in various sizes. Sterile gauze pads. Medical tape. Antibiotic ointment. The size of the wound will help you determine whether a bandage will s...
Source: Advanced Tissue - April 29, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products Source Type: news

Woman, 21, is branded contagious for her skin condition that causes hives all over her body
Shauna Campbell, 21, from Dublin, Ireland, has chronic urticaria with no known cause. The flare-ups have become more severe over the past five months and cause her face to swell, too. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egg Allergy? Don't Let That Stop You From Getting Vaccinated
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Allergies to vaccines are extremely rare and even when they do occur, allergists can safely administer vaccines, Canadian experts report. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) allergies that cause hives, swelling, wheezing or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mother, 33, unrecognisable as skin reactions leave her looking like she has had 'dodgy lip fillers'
Kelly Marsh's reactions start as a small red rash, but leave her skin burning. The make-up artist, from Essex, is unable to work due to having chronic spontaneous urticaria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There ’ s New Advice To Prevent Food Allergies In Children
This study — known as the Learning Early About Peanut or LEAP trial — showed that children at high risk of developing peanut allergies who are introduced to peanuts at 4 months to 6 months old had a significantly lower risk of developing a peanut allergy than those who waited until they were 5 years; 1.9% of the kids who had peanuts early developed an allergy, compared with 13.7% of the kids who waited. The LEAP trial formed the basis for Monday’s new recommendations, which encourage the early introduction of peanut products in infants at high risk for allergies. But most babies are not at high risk, and ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Food Allergies Source Type: news

Durable Urticaria Control With Anti-IgE Drug
(MedPage Today) -- BTK inhibitor for pemphigus, anti-IL-36 drug for pustular psoriasis show early promise at AAD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

loratadine, Claritin, Claritin RediTabs, Alavert, Claritin Hives Relief, Children's Claritin
Title: loratadine, Claritin, Claritin RediTabs, Alavert, Claritin Hives Relief, Children's ClaritinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/7/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - March 7, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

In Chronic Urticaria, Staying on Treatment Matters
(MedPage Today) -- 55% of patients who stopped taking omalizumab saw return of symptoms (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Are ticks causing a "red meat" allergy? Scientists are trying to understand unexplained anaphylaxis incidents
(Natural News) Most allergies hit a person immediately after exposure: Symptoms are bound to develop immediately, from itchy hives to swelling, and even anaphylactic shock. The reactions can be dangerous and potentially fatal, but most of these can be identified and treated immediately. However, some people experience allergic reactions that seem to come out of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paramedic is left with lips TWICE their normal size, covered in hives and struggling to breathe
Lydia O'Connor, 23, of Chelmsford, Essex, has idiopathic urticaria, which causes her to randomly develop hives with no obvious triggers. Doctors previously dismissed her symptoms as a nut allergy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The man who could be KILLED by the cold: 23-year-old suffers rare allergy
Max Fisher, a graduate from Nottingham who identifies as a man, suffers from cold urticaria, causing red itchy hives all over his body. Wearing a mask outside has led to abuse from strangers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The woman who could be KILLED by the cold: 23-year-old suffers rare allergy
Max Fisher, a graduate from Nottingham, suffers from cold urticaria, causing red itchy hives all over her body. She must wear a mask outside, which has led to abuse from strangers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions of People Wrongly Believe They Have Food Allergies
These days, it can seem like just about everybody has a food allergy. But according to a new study, about 11% of American adults actually do. Yet 19% of adults believe they have a food allergy, even though some don’t have the diagnosis or symptoms to back it up, according to findings published in JAMA Network Open. This discrepancy suggests that quite a few adults are conflating allergies with less-severe food intolerances, which typically come with minimal digestion-related symptoms, the researchers write. If someone is truly allergic to a food, eating it can trigger a potentially life-threatening immune response. (...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?
Discussion Skin color is primarily due to genetic factors. Melanocytes are usually found in skin in the basal layer of the epidermis which is also where the melanin usually lies. There are a range of normal skin phenotypes that have been described by Fitzpatrick and range from I-VI: I – pale white skin, blond hair, blue eyed, does not tan, always burns II – fair skin, blue eyed, tans poorly, burns easily III – darker white skin, burns initially then tans IV – light brown skin, tans easily, burns minimally V – brown skin, tans darkly easily, burns rarely VI – dark brown skin, alway...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Novartis receives European Commission approval for self-administration of Xolair ® across all indications
Novartis today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved Xolair® (omalizumab) prefilled syringe (PFS) for self-administration, allowing patients with severe allergic asthma (SAA) and chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) to administer their own treatment. With this approval, Xolair is the first and only biologic to offer the option of self-administration for SAA and CSU. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease
American foulbrood is an infectious disease that devastates honeybee hives. Scientists say they've created a vaccine for it, despite a big hurdle: Bees don't have antibodies.(Image credit: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Chappell Source Type: news

Novartis's New Treatment for Hives Outperforms Xolair in Trials Novartis's New Treatment for Hives Outperforms Xolair in Trials
Novartis said on Tuesday it was taking its experimental medicine ligelizumab to late-stage trials after the drug showed signs of outperforming existing product Xolair in treating severe urticaria.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Novartis's new treatment for hives outperforms Xolair in trials
Novartis said on Tuesday it was taking its experimental medicine ligelizumab to late-stage trials after the drug showed signs of outperforming existing product Xolair in treating severe urticaria, also known as hives. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novartis goes after Roche asthma medicine Xolair with new drug
Novartis said it is pushing ahead with a late-stage study of its experimental drug ligelizumab after announcing the medicine outperformed Roche's Xolair in a Phase II clinical trial against urticaria, also known as hives. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dapsone Useful for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria Dapsone Useful for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria
Dapsone is an effective second-line treatment for chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) patients in whom antihistamines and other first-line therapies have failed, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

'I'm allergic to winter': Woman with rare condition fears for her life as skin reacts to the cold
Arianna Kent, of Edmonton, has cold-induced urticaria. As little as a breeze can cause her a skin reaction which can lead to anaphylactic shock. She is hospitalised up to three times a month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news