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Why one woman broke out in hives when co-workers cranked up the AC
When she visited the doctor, the 40-year-old woman got some startling news: She was allergic to the cold (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heath Tip; How to Introduce Your Child to Peanuts
-- Peanuts, as with any food that's at high risk of triggering a dangerous allergy -- should be introduced slowly and methodically to rule out a possible reaction. Mild symptoms of an allergy include coughing, sneezing, rash or hives. More serious... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Am I allergic to my dog?
Dog allergies are one of the most common types of pet allergy. Symptoms can include hives, itchy skin, and watery eyes after contact with a dog. Home remedies and medicines can help get rid of some symptoms, especially mild itching and redness, so a person with mild dog allergies may still be able to live with a dog. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

A Diagnostic Dilemma: Sometimes You ’ ll Never Know
Patient Presentation A 9-year-old male came to clinic with a 1 month history of painful joint swelling. One month ago he started having right ankle pain that was intermittent but consistent. One day ago his right wrist, right ankle and bilateral knees had some swelling but no erythema or warmth. He says that he has pain in them when he moves but not when he is resting and he denies any joint stiffness or gelling. He also had 1-2 days of multiple red skin lesions on his extremities and trunk, not overlying the affected joints. The skin lesions do not come and go and do not itch. They are mainly discrete circular lesions wi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Fertility warning: Antihistamines linked to fertility problems in men
COMMON allergy drugs have been linked to fertility problems in men.Antihistamines are often used to relieve symptoms of allergies, such as hay fever, hives, conjunctivitis and reactions to insect bites or stings, and are available either over-the-counter or on prescription. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antihistamines linked to fertility problems in men
Animal studies suggest the anti-allergy drugs may affect the production of male sexual hormonesCommon allergy drugs have been linked to fertility problems in men.Antihistamines are often used to relieve symptoms of allergies such as hay fever, hives, conjunctivitis and reactions to insect bites or stings and are available either over-the-counter or on prescription.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Staff and agencies Tags: Fertility problems Allergies Medical research Drugs Health Science Society World news Source Type: news

Novartis' Xolair ® recommended in new global chronic urticaria guideline
A new global guideline on chronic urticaria (CU) recommends Xolair® (omalizumab), indicated as add-on therapy for the treatment of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), for patients who are not responding to antihistamines[1],[2]. Xolair is the only licensed treatment option for CSU, a type of CU, for patients unresponsive to antihistamines[1]. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Longer Omalizumab Use Eases Itch From Chronic Hives Longer Omalizumab Use Eases Itch From Chronic Hives
The quality of life of patients with idiopathic urticaria improved when they stayed on the monoclonal antibody for 48 instead of 24 weeks, the XTEND-CIU study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

What are Indications for Allergen-specific Immunotherapy?
Discussion Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease modifying treatment for allergic disease. Sometimes referred to as desensitization, the premise is to expose the patient to small but regular amounts of a specific antigen thereby building tolerance within the patient to the allergen. AIT is often underused because of safety concerns and lack of appropriately trained health care providers and facilities to safely carry out AIT treatment. There are 4 main AIT treatments options currently: SCIT – subcutaneous immunotherapy Allergen is injected into the subcutaneous skin “Shots are effective in treati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Omalizumab cost effective for chronic spontaneous urticaria
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hastings toddler is allergic to water and blisters in bath
Eighteen-month-old Ivy Angerman, from Hastings, Minnesota, was diagnosed with the extremely rare condition  aquagenic urticaria in October last year and is one of just 50 sufferers worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler is allergic to water and blisters in the bath
Eighteen-month-old Ivy Angerman, from Hastings, Minnesota, was diagnosed with the extremely rare condition  aquagenic urticaria in October last year and is one of just 50 sufferers worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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