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 4, 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

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