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

Omalizumab Seems Safe, Effective for Real-World Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria Omalizumab Seems Safe, Effective for Real-World Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
In real-world patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU), omalizumab meets or exceeds the safety and efficacy results seen in clinical trials, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Sucking Your Baby ’ s Pacifier Might Protect Them From Allergies, Study Says
(CNN) — Your baby’s pacifier falls on the floor. Before giving it back to your child, do you wash it in a sink or, perhaps reluctantly, clean it with your own saliva? Don’t feel too guilty if you chose the latter, because a new study suggests that a mother’s spit — and the bacteria in it — may help prevent allergies in young children. The research found lower levels of a troublesome, allergy-causing protein in babies whose mothers reported sucking on their infants’ pacifiers, adding to a growing body of evidence that early exposure to microbes may prevent allergies in children. &ld...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Allergies Local TV Parenting Source Type: news

Cost-Effectiveness of Omalizumab for Chronic Urticaria Cost-Effectiveness of Omalizumab for Chronic Urticaria
How cost-effective is omalizumab compared with standard of care with antihistamines?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Concerns About Sesame Allergies
(CNN) — Sesame could become the newest allergen added to the list of foods required to be named on labels, US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced Monday. Eight major food allergens must currently be declared on US labeling using their common names: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. These foods accounted for over 90% of documented serious food allergies in the country when the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, which required the clear labeling of ingredients, was passed in 2004. The FDA cites the undeclared presence of allergens as...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Allergies Local TV Sesame Source Type: news

FDA grants approval of Xolair (omalizumab) prefilled syringe formulation
Roche announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 75 mg/0.5 mL and 150 mg/1 mL single-dose prefilled syringes (PFS) for Xolair ® (omalizumab) as an additional formulation for both allergic asthma and chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) indications. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - October 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teenager, 19, is allergic to her own TEARS and breaks out in hives if she touches water
Lindsey Coubray, 19, from Wheathamsted, Hertfordshire, has aquagenic urticaria, which makes it a struggle to shower, swim and leave the house in case she gets caught in the rain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ecclesfield woman with rare water allergy can only shower twice a year
Maxine Jones, 52, of Ecclesfield, South Yorkshire, claims she is living a 'prison sentence' because of her aquagenic urticaria - thought to strike around 50 people worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about a watermelon allergy
A watermelon allergy is rare, and symptoms include coughing, hives, and stomach cramping. A person can treat a mild allergic reaction with over-the-counter medication, but serious reactions may require emergency treatment. Learn more about an allergy to watermelon and how to handle it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Baby who has 50 allergies is forced to live as prisoner in his own home
Nine-month-old Riley Kinsey, from Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, can only eat turkey, carrots, plums and sweet potatoes or his body becomes covered in hives that can cause infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: PUPPP rash treatment options
A pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) rash appears as itchy red hives and swelling inside stretch marks. There are many natural treatments, including cold compresses and oatmeal. Learn more about these and other remedies, as well as risk factors and tips for prevention here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Q & A: Hives in the City
Is urban honey tainted by pollution? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Bees Honey New York City Hazardous and Toxic Substances Source Type: news

The photographer allergic to water
Valentina Bones, born in Budapest in Hungary but now living in California, was diagnosed a decade ago with  aquagenic urticaria - a condition so rare that its true prevalence is unknown. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Urticaria: Following Practice Guidelines Chronic Urticaria: Following Practice Guidelines
This article summarizes proposed updated guidelines for the management of chronic urticaria, incorporating new information regarding biologics and 2nd generation antihistamines.Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do if a baby has an allergic reaction
Allergic reactions are common in babies and may occur as a result of irritants, bug bites, certain foods, or underlying skin conditions. Allergies can cause various rashes, including eczema, hives, and papular urticaria. In this article, learn how to identify different allergic reactions and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Allergic reactions to foods are milder in infants
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) Majority of infants with food-induced anaphylaxis present with hives and vomiting, suggesting there is less concern for life-threatening response to early food introduction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Red Meat Allergy Transmitted By Lone Star Ticks On The Rise
(CBS News) — A mysterious and rare condition transmitted by ticks may be on the rise. A bite from the lone star tick can cause people to develop a red meat allergy, and in some cases a reaction to dairy products. A researcher from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discovered more than 5,000 cases were reported in the country. That’s up from 3,500 two years ago. A lone star tick (Image credit MSPCA-Angell) On “CBS This Morning” Thursday, Dr. Tara Narula said medical experts have just begun to understand the condition within the last decade. “In some cases it could be [permanent],&...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Lone star ticks Source Type: news

UK weather: Having solar urticaria means I'm allergic to the sun
Emma has solar urticaria which means her skin breaks out into hives when she stays in the sun for too long. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health effects caused by red imported fire ant attacks (Solenopsis invicta) - Wang L, Lu Y, Li R, Zeng L, Du J, Huang X, Xu Y.
Susceptible individuals who have suffered painful stings caused by red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, usually experience physical health effects such as fever, dizziness, generalized urticaria, or other systemic reactions such as anaphylactic shoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Health Tip: Create a Food Allergy Plan
-- If you've been diagnosed with a food allergy, it is important to develop a food allergy plan so you and others know what to do in an emergency. Milder symptoms of food allergy include itching, sneezing, hives or rashes. More severe symptoms, such... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New mum, 25, becomes allergic to WATER after giving birth
Cherelle Farrugia, 25, from Cardiff, Wales, gave birth to her little girl Willow in January and two months on started to experience painful and itchy hives every time she had a shower. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Kinds of Bug Bites You Might Get This Summer — and What to Do About Them
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Gardner / Health Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

How to Find the Right ADHD Coach for You
You also procrastinate. You’re constantly running late. Planning makes you break out in hives (figuratively). You feel like life is pulling you in a thousand directions, and you’re all over the place. You feel like you’ve yet to reach your potential, and accomplishing even small goals feels really hard. Or you’d like to advance in your career, or start your own business. These are all challenges, obstacles and opportunities that ADHD coaches can help with. According to Bonnie Mincu, a seasoned ADHD coach, an ADHD coach is a catalyst for change. They’re able to discern the kind of solutions eac...
Source: Psych Central - June 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Disorders General Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Stress Treatment ADD Coach Academy ADHD coach ADHD Coaches Organization Adhd Coaching ADHD success ADHD training ADHD traits finding ADHD coach Source Type: news

Family of a four-year-old girl who is allergic to SUMMER have been forced to cancel their holiday
Carys Pickles, from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, will break out in itchy, red hives if she spends any longer than five minutes in the sun without being covered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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