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Biomarkers May Predict Chronic Urticaria Resolution
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers discuss recent evidence (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - February 18, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is cholinergic urticaria and how is it treated?
Learn about cholinergic urticaria, a rash that can appear when the body gets warm and sweats. We look at symptoms, treatment, diagnosis, and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Is your red rash Lyme disease? Dr Ranj says it could be this condition
Red rash on your body? While this could be a symptom of Lyme disease, Dr Ranj Singh and Dr Zoe Williams revealed on This Morning it could be an indication of hives, and how to treat it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red rash? Dr Ranj and Dr Zoe reveal if you’ve got Lyme disease or this condition
Red rash on your body? While this could be a symptom of Lyme disease, Dr Ranj Singh and Dr Zoe Williams revealed on This Morning it could be an indication of hives, and how to treat it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Devon teenager with 'embarrassing' hives finds love
Queenie Sweet, 19, of Exeter, suffers from chronic spontaneous urticaria causing her to break out in painful hives on the daily. After years struggling on the dating scene she has found love. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rash across woman's ENTIRE body leaves her  bed-bound
Alia Scott, from Waikato, New Zealand, thought she was having a flare-up of hayfever which she suffers from. She is covered in painful, itchy hives so severe they scar and bruise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iowa Boys Charged In Connection With Death Of Half Million Honey Bees
The unidentified juveniles, aged 12 and 13, allegedly ransacked a Sioux City honey farm, knocking over hives and exposing the bees to frigid winter temperatures.(Image credit: Andy Duback/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Iowa Boys Charged In Connection With Death Of Half A Million Honey Bees
The unidentified juveniles, aged 12 and 13, allegedly ransacked a Sioux City honey farm, knocking over hives and exposing the bees to frigid winter temperatures.(Image credit: Andy Duback/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Iowa Boys Charged In Connection With Deaths Of Half A Million Honeybees
The unidentified boys, ages 12 and 13, are accused of ransacking a Sioux City honey farm, knocking over hives and exposing the bees to frigid winter temperatures.(Image credit: Andy Duback/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Ontario mother-of-three is allergic to the cold
Kelly Pouw, 26, from Waterloo, Ontario,  suffers from cold urticaria, which is thought to be incurable and leaves Ms Pouw trapped inside her home, unable to play with her children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-three is allergic to the cold
Kelly Pouw, 26, from Waterloo, Ontario,  suffers from cold urticaria, which is thought to be incurable and leaves Ms Pouw trapped inside her home, unable to play with her children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 10 rashes caused by ulcerative colitis
This article looks at skin conditions that are related to ulcerative colitis, including psoriasis, vitiligo, and hives. Learn about causes and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Bride-to-be was nearly driven to suicide due to a rash
Kate Crawford, 27, from Stirling, Scotland, woke on New Year's Eve 2016 to find her body covered in angry red hives. After trying many medications that have failed, she may have to take leprosy drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify papular urticaria
Learn about papular urticaria, a skin reaction to insect bites. We examine the symptoms and causes of the condition, along with treatment and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat hives
While hives can be very irritating, there are many ways to treat, soothe, and get rid of hives. In most cases, the rash usually settles within a few days. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Maybe the healthiest wine in the world
When I was in South Africa last year, I met a revolutionary winemaker… His wine was completely organic. It had no toxins, and it contained powerful antioxidant properties. It was infused with a local herb called rooibos, also known as “red bush.” You may have seen rooibos tea on supermarket shelves. I immediately knew this wine should be made widely available in America — and I’m still hopeful a distributor will bring it here. I enjoy a nice glass of red wine from time to time, but the trouble with most of the wines sold in America is that they’re loaded with dangerous chemicals. Winema...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health additives natural organic Sulfites wine Source Type: news

Gerbil bite anaphylaxis - a rare case report - Watson J, Schobitz E, Davis J.
Household pets are well known to cause allergic symptoms in susceptible individuals, most commonly conjunctivitis, rhinitis, bronchospasm or urticaria. The increasing prevalence of exotic pets, including rodents, may introduce novel allergens into the hous... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Many Food Allergies May Develop in Adulthood
FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 -- Is the roof of your mouth itchy after a peanut butter sandwich? Does your skin break out in hives after you've cracked your way through a lobster dinner? It's possible you're one of the many adults who developed a food... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask The Doctor: What's making me want to scratch?
A reader writes: 'For the past four months, I have been suffering with itchy skin all over my body. I have red spots, which are mostly small, but occasionally, I get large hives.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

New study confirms Bayer's neonic pesticides are destroying honeybee pollinators... yet the EPA does nothing
(Natural News) A new study affirmed that neonicotinoid pesticides — also known as “neonics” which are chemically related to nicotine — harm both honey bees and wild bees, as reported by BBC. Researchers found that the chemical exposure decreased the survival of honey bee hives during winter, while bumblebees and solitary bees produced fewer queens.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Proteins Cause Cow ’ s Milk Protein Allergy?
Discussion Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is one of the most common food allergies. It is estimated to have an incidence of 2-7.5% in infants and a prevalence of 0.5% in breastfeed infants. The prevalence decreases with age at 1% in children> or = 6 years. CMPA does not have a laboratory test and therefore is a clinical diagnosis. It is defined as a “hypersensitivity reaction brought on by specific immunologic mechanisms to cow’s milk.” Generally symptoms present within the first month of life and involve 2 of more systems with 2 or more symptoms. Systems are dermatologic (including atopic der...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The bees are already sealing their hives for the winter ahead
Ryall, Dorset The wax cells are studded with pollen gems in carnelian, citrine, garnet – an almanac of the seasonsThe bees think it ’s autumn. Since mid-July they have been reducing their numbers and sealing up the hives withpropolis. Dark brown, sticky when fresh, brittle as cinder toffee when dry, propolis is a glue bees make from tree sap. It ’s antimicrobial and despite its bitter taste some beekeepers chew it as a remedy for a sore throat.Bees use propolis to fill small gaps in the hive and to mummify any invaders that are too big for them to carry outside. Occasionally, you find a dead mouse inside ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sara Hudston Tags: Bees Summer Insects Animal behaviour Wild flowers Biology Environment Wildlife Autumn Source Type: news

How Will Animals React to the Solar Eclipse? Depends on How Smart They Are
Crickets will chirp, cows will march back to their barns and swarms of once-busy honeybees will fly hurriedly home to their hives when a total solar eclipse sweeps across the U.S. next week. The sudden darkness that comes when the moon momentarily blocks the entire sun on Aug. 21 will cause some animals to experience a range of reactions, including confusion, fright and excitement, experts say. While animals like insects and bats behave as if nighttime has simply come early, other more intelligent animals — chimpanzees, dolphins and llamas — appear to stop and stare at the sky, showing signs of understanding a ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized animals eclipse onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Solar urticaria: Treatment, management, and symptoms
Solar urticaria is a type of rash that occurs after exposure to sunlight. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and how the condition is treated and prevented. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Omalizumab Benefits Patients With Chronic Inducible Urticaria Omalizumab Benefits Patients With Chronic Inducible Urticaria
The recombinant anti-immunoglobulin E (IgE) monoclonal antibody omalizumab has'substantial benefits'in treating various forms of chronic inducible urticaria (CIndU), according to a new systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Technology tracks 'bee talk' to help improve honey bee health
(Simon Fraser University) A Simon Fraser University researcher has devised a new bee monitoring system to better understand what more than 20,000 honeybees housed in hives in a local field are 'saying' to each other -- looking for clues about their health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 4, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hives and Angioedema
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Woman credits SURPRISING new treatment for curing her chronic urticaria
TWO years ago Jen Ferguson was virtually housebound. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of California's Great Hive Heist
This year authorities uncovered a "beehive chop shop:" nearly $1 million in stolen hives in a field in Fresno County. There's money to be made by renting out bees to orchards, and thefts are rising.(Image credit: Daniel Milchev/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ezra David Romero Source Type: news

Oh, Lovely: The Tick That Gives People Meat Allergies Is Spreading
By Megan Molteni for WIRED. First comes the unscratchable itching, and the angry blossoming of hives. Then stomach cramping, and — for the unluckiest few — difficulty breathing, passing out, and even death. In the last decade and a half, thousands of previously protein-loving Americans have developed a dangerous allergy to meat. And they all have one thing in common: the lone star tick. Red meat, you might be surprised to know, isn’t totally sugar-free. It contains a few protein-linked saccharides, including one called galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose, or alpha-gal, for short. More and more people are lear...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oh, Lovely: The Tick That Gives People Meat Allergies Is Spreading
By Megan Molteni for WIRED. First comes the unscratchable itching, and the angry blossoming of hives. Then stomach cramping (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Desensitize Your Child To A Food Allergy
The news is suddenly full of new recommendations on how to keep your baby allergy free. But what if it is too late to prevent allergies in your household? What if you’ve already seen your little one break out in hives, swell into a bawling bruised tomato or some other scary reaction? Have the great advances in allergy understanding just come too late for you and your kid? No. Especially if your child is still relatively young.  The newest treatment, under study by experts at Northwestern University in Chicago, involves educating the immune system on the safety of, say, peanuts, by attaching peanut proteins to wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Desensitize Your Child To A Food Allergy
The news is suddenly full of new recommendations on how to keep your baby allergy free. But what if it is too late to prevent allergies in your household? What if you’ve already seen your little one break out in hives, swell into a bawling bruised tomato or some other scary reaction? Have the great advances in allergy understanding just come too late for you and your kid? No. Especially if your child is still relatively young.  The newest treatment, under study by experts at Northwestern University in Chicago, involves educating the immune system on the safety of, say, peanuts, by attaching peanut proteins to wh...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Large Arachnoid Cyst / Steroids for Urticaria? / Chicago Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 27-year-old … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

When It's Not A Sunburn But A Sun Allergy
As it gets warmer and people start spending more time outside, I have more and more patients coming into my office and complaining of a “sun allergy.” A sun allergy is really a layman’s term, which refers to a number of conditions when a rash occurs on skin that has been exposed to the sun. These are also referred to as photosensitive disorders or photodermatoses, and can be broadly categorized into the following medical terms: idiopathic photodermatoses, exogenous photodermatoses, photoexacerbated dermatoses, genetic photodermatoses, and metabolic photodermatoses. Sounds complicated, right?  A...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Considerable Humanistic Impact for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria
Two - thirds of patients with CSU report angioedema, which significantly affects health - related QoL (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Honey, I love you: our 40,000-year relationship with the humble bee
Humans have always had a special relationship with bees. And while the archaeological evidence is sparse, what does exist shows the richness of ancient human activitiesEarlier this month I received my first package of bees. A package refers to a box containing 3 pounds of bees, or roughly 12 thousandApis Melliforia. And while introducing a new species of animal to your home seems like a hugely cathartic event, there was no ceremonious exchange of insect between myself and the store from which I ordered them, which was a bit of a let down. I accepted the humming box, placed it in the hatchback of the family car, and drove h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Holly Norton Tags: Science Archaeology Bees Environment Insects Source Type: news

How Much Peanut Butter Should He Take?
Discussion Peanut allergy is an increasing problem with ~2% prevalence in the United States. It is also the leading cause of food-related death. The LEAP trial (Learning Early about Peanut Allergy trial) was a randomized trial of early introduction of peanut foods to try to prevent peanut allergy. It found a significant decrease in peanut allergy at 60 months of age with early introduction of peanut foods to infants. This finding occurred in participants with baseline negative skin testing (13.7% in peanut avoidance group versus 1.9% in peanut consumption group) or those with measureable peanut skin testing at study entry ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

No Benefit From Corticosteroids for Acute, Simple Urticaria No Benefit From Corticosteroids for Acute, Simple Urticaria
Corticosteroids do not speed relief for patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute urticaria, according to a new randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

American Airlines employees say uniforms are making them sick
More than 3,000 flight attendants and about 200 pilots from American Airlines have filed reports complaining that their new uniforms have caused rashes, hives and breathing problems. Kris Van Cleave reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Itchy Hives? A Steroid May Not Be Needed
Patients with mild itchy rashes did well with an antihistamine alone, a new study reports. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Antihistamines Itching Steroids Source Type: news

Steroids do not reduce itching in patients with urticaria
Study finds oral steroids provide no additional relief above treatment with antihistamines Related items fromOnMedica Evening primrose and borage oils no good for eczema Perioral dermatitis Antibiotics not effective for treating infected eczema in children Uncertainty remains over effectiveness of steroids for sore throat (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Got hives? Hold the steroids
(American College of Emergency Physicians) Despite standard use for the itching associated with urticaria (commonly known as hives), prednisone (a steroid) offered no additional relief to emergency patients suffering from hives than a placebo did, according to a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group study published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ('Levocetirizine and Prednisone Are Not Superior to Levocetirizine Alone for the Treatment of Acute Urticaria: A Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial'). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The end of plastic landfill? Researchers discover caterpillar that eats plastic; it's called a "wax worm"
(Natural News) Plastic-eating caterpillars known as “wax worms” may one day help reduce the global pollution crisis, a study revealed. Prior to the study, an amateur beekeeper was cleaning her hives and placed the parasitic wax worms in a plastic bag, only to find out that the caterpillars were able to make holes in the plastic. As... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could This Plastic-Eating Caterpillar Be The Answer To Our Waste?
A type of parasitic larvae often bred as fishing bait may hold a key to reducing the world’s plastic waste, researchers say. Waxworms, which grow into the Galleria mellonella moth, have been found capable of ingesting polyethylene plastic, suggesting a new way to break down the trillion plastic bags the world uses every year, according to a report published Monday in the journal Current Biology. The worms’ unusual appetite was discovered purely accidentally by Spanish biologist Federica Bertocchini as she tended to her beehives, according to a release from the University of Cambridge, whose researchers par...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Asthma drug effective against cold-induced hives in small study
Researchers in Germany found in a recent study that a drug used to treat asthma may be effective at treating the skin condition cold urticaria, or cold-induced hives. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bees Are Slowly Going Extinct. These Prisoners Are Trying To Stop That.
Just inside the barbed wire border of Airway Heights Corrections Center, four nondescript white boxes fat with honey and thousands of bees are being tended to by men society might misjudge as being anything but tender. Charles Roark is one of these men. He’s serving a 26-year sentence at the Spokane County facility in Washington state for first-degree assault and unlawful possession of a weapon — and honeybees are his new obsession. Hours before The Huffington Post spoke with him by phone on a Friday afternoon in late March, Roark had gathered with 16 other inmates to chat all things apiculture at the monthly ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 4, 2017 Category: Science 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

47 Tweets From Parents That Sum Up The Nightmare Of Lice Outbreaks
There is perhaps nothing more fear-inducing for parents than receiving the dreaded “LICE” note from their kid’s school. These notorious outbreaks have the power to make even the most level-headed parents want to burn all of their belongings and shave every family member’s head. Many moms and dads vent about their head lice anxieties on Twitter, and some manage to find humor in the bleakness. We’ve rounded up 47 tweets about the nightmare that is a lice outbreak. Try not to scratch your head while reading. Lice is the herpes of kindergarten.— Wonder Kitten (@Tw1tter_K1tten) December 31, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news