WCD: Pramocaine is a common contact sensitizer
VANCOUVER – Pramocaine, a topical anesthetic long used in many OTC anti-itch preparations, turns out to itself be a common cause of contact sensitization, Dr. Mariam Abbas reported at the World Congress of Dermatology. Pramocaine, also known as pramoxine, is an ingredient in Gold Bond cream, some...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - July 14, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Straight Talk about Poison Ivy
Itchy red rash caused by exposure to plant's oil, not by brushing against its leaves, dermatologist says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 7/10/2015
In today's Mayo Clinic News Network Headline with Vivien Williams: Pet lovers, are you experiencing itchy eyes and a runny nose? You might be surprised to find out it's not your dog's fur that may be bothering you. Mayo Clinic experts say pet allergies are likely caused by proteins found in your canine and feline companion's [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 10, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Feeling the summer itch? FLEA epidemic in Britain during hottest summer in 135 years
It might be more sinister than you think. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dissolvable tablets don’t work for people with severe allergies to grass pollen
It’s summertime and—if you’re in Eugene, Oregon—the livin’ is sneezy. Eugene is the nation’s top spot for allergies this week according to IMS Health, a health information company that provides allergy alerts for cities across the nation. Eugene residents can blame their runny noses and itchy eyes on the city’s abundant grasses, which are currently spewing high levels of pollen into the air. Eugene is just the tip of the allergy iceberg. If you live near a patch of green, you routinely inhale pollen. You’re in good company if your body reacts to it. More than 50 million Ameri...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Beverly Merz Tags: Asthma and Allergies dissolvable tablets grass pollen allergies Source Type: news

Naloxone lotion improves disabling itch in CTCL
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Naloxone lotion appears to be a safe and effective treatment for the severe chronic itching that occurs in most patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, Dr. Madeleine Duvic reported at the World Congress of Dermatology. A major unmet need exists for better treatments for...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - July 2, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Poison ivy affects some people more than others
Three-quarters of the population will get an itchy red rash if exposed to the urushiol oil inside poison ivy's leaves, stem and roots. One-quarter of people will not have any reaction to exposure. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

WCD: Ixekizumab beats etanercept for psoriatic itch
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Ixekizumab-treated patients with plaque psoriasis reported markedly faster and larger improvements in itch severity than those on high-dose etanercept or placebo in a large head-to-head phase III randomized trial. Ixekizumab is an investigational humanized IgG4 monoclonal...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - June 27, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: SAN Conference News RHEUM Conference News SAN Clinical News SAN News SAN Psoriasis RHEUM News RHEUM Spondyloarthropathies RHEUM Psoriatic arthritis Source Type: news

There's Relief In Sight For People With Perpetually Dry Eyes
By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - Tiny plugs inserted into the tear duct may safely curb the annoying and damaging effects of dry eyes, according to a new analysis of previous research. "Plugs are generally well tolerated," said Dr. Marcus Marcet, an ophthalmologist at the University of Hong Kong and the study's first author. "Overall the extent of relief depends on both the type of dry eye and the type of plug." Patients with dry eyes who might benefit from plugs are those who have already tried eye drops and gels but still have itchy, red, painful eyes, blurred vision and the sensation of a foreign...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Many psoriasis patients have undiagnosed arthritis
(Reuters Health) – Up to 15 percent of people with psoriasis have undiagnosed arthritis that’s related to the chronic itchy skin condition, according to a new review. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WCD: Dermatologists underappreciate psoriatic itch, patients say
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The largest-ever survey of North American and European physician and patient perspectives on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis reveals a major disconnect between dermatologists and their psoriasis patients regarding the importance of pruritus. Dermatologists characterized...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - June 16, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: IMN Conferences SAN Conference News FPN Conferences FPN News FPN Dermatology IMN News IMN Dermatology SAN Clinical News Source Type: news

Temple researchers look into the brains of chronic itch patients
(Temple University Health System) Researchers at Temple University School of Medicine may be closer to understanding why scratching evokes a rewarding and pleasurable sensation in patients with chronic itch.Using advanced fMRI, they looked at brain activity while chronic itch patients and healthy subjects scratched. They found areas of the brain involved in motor control and reward processing were more activated in chronic itch patients while they scratched. This may help explain the addictive scratching experienced by these patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Scientists Investigate What Makes Us Itch
Scientists found a molecule crucial to perceiving the sensation of itching. It affects how the brain responds to serotonin, and may explain why anti-depressants that boost serotonin make some itch.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Mouse Study Hints at Treatment for Itch-Related Ills Like Eczema
Title: Mouse Study Hints at Treatment for Itch-Related Ills Like EczemaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/11/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/12/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - June 12, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Mouse Study Hints At Treatment for Itch-Related Ills Like Eczema
Rodents with a certain gene had runaway itch, but those without it did not, scientists say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Eczema, Genes and Gene Therapy, Itching (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickens Turn Up Beaks at Homely Humans? That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Technology improves TV laugh tracks and Itchy vs. Scratchy turns scientific (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 6, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Eczema linked to obesity, higher rates of smoking and drinking
(NaturalNews) Those living with eczema are well aware of the frustrations brought about by the skin condition. The chronic condition, also known as "atopic dermatitis," causes skin to become red and extremely itchy, a bothersome and often embarrassing situation for many people. While... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Recognize Symptoms of Eye Parasites
Have you ever experienced red, irritated, itchy and gritty feeling eyes that simply do not seem to go away? Recently, researchers have been finding a high rate of, 'Blepharitis,' or inflammation of the eyelids, is caused by Demodex Parasite infestation. Demodex parasites are small mites found at the roots of a person's eyelashes and might cause an entire spectrum of eye conditions - from irritation and dandruff-like material on the eyelashes to more serious eye inflammation and scarring, or even turning in of the person's eyelashes which constantly irritate and rub the eye. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 26, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Vision Disability Source Type: news

Blood to feeling: Scientists turn adult human blood cells into neurons
Stem cell scientists can now directly convert adult human blood cells to both central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) neurons as well as neurons in the peripheral nervous system (rest of the body) that are responsible for pain, temperature and itch perception. This means that how a person's nervous system cells react and respond to stimuli, can be determined from his blood. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Day in the Life: Digital Detox
Conclusions There are two sides to this. On the one hand, avoiding the mindless checking of social media sites (and the subsequent surfing to sites unknown) freed me up to be really productive. I not only got a lot of writing done, but I also completed a couple of projects that had been hanging over my head for months. On the other hand, I may have taken the digital detox to an unnecessary extreme. As a writer, much of what I do takes place on a computer, and not just the writing. For example, right now, as I foray into the new-to-me world of screenwriting, I'm constantly reading movie scripts. I could print all the scr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sneezing? Itchy eyes? Probiotic-rich yogurt can relieve seasonal allergies!
(NaturalNews) According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, about 50 million Americans are affected by seasonal allergies during spring and summer. The main culprit is pollen from trees and grasses.Pollen is generally a harmless little substances released... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Losing Chrissy
My best friend and roommate died from brain cancer last month, and I keep expecting her to walk in the front door and wonder why I'm sitting here crying, listening to Adam Levine and eating her almond butter. I've taken to wearing her parrot print dress around the apartment, which I'm starting to see as vaguely cannibalistic. I would say it's making me feel better while I wait for her parents to come from Indiana and collect all of her things, but I also know that my grieving process is kind of all over the place. She really didn't care for Adam Levine, and I think that's what's making me cry. I'm trying to stay connected...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Itchy bum? Common causes and simple solutions
(NaturalNews) An itchy bum can almost certainly be found at the top of the "taboo health topics" list, but don't fret -- it's a common problem that may be contributed to a few minor causes. In some cases, the cause of an itchy anus is a bit more serious and may require treatment from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics Could Help Defeat Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
By: Cari Nierenberg Published: May 04, 2015 01:09pm ET on LiveScience. Probiotics, or "good bacteria," may be helpful to people with seasonal allergies, a new review suggests. Researchers analyzed the results from more than 20 previous studies and found that hay fever sufferers may get some benefits from using probiotics, improving their symptoms and quality of life. But the jury is still out about whether probiotics are actually an effective treatment for people with seasonal allergies, said lead author Dr. Justin Turner, an ear-nose-and-throat surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Probiotic yoghurts 'may help' hay fever
Conclusion This review has identified 23 trials investigating the effect of probiotics upon allergic rhinitis, which most people experience as hay fever. Overall, it found some evidence that taking probiotic yoghurts or supplements could improve the quality of life of people with allergic rhinitis, compared to taking placebo. However, it didn't find a direct effect on overall symptoms, or on levels of IgE in the blood. The review of the data showed some of the problems with research into probiotics in relation to allergies. Many different strains of probiotic organisms were used in the study, although most were from the f...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Food/diet Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Red Ring
(MedPage Today) -- Case Study: A mother brings her 9 year old son into your office because of a circular red lesion located on his thigh. She tells you that her son says that the lesion is very itchy. On physical exam, you note a red lesion with scaly, slightly raised borders and central clearing. (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - May 6, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Eating a pot of yogurt could keep hay fever symptoms at bay
IF you’re struggling with the usual sneezing and itchy eyes this spring, try eating a pot of yogurt. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoghurts and probiotics can relieve 'hay fever, sneezing and itchy eyes'
Probiotics, the friendly bacteria found in yogurt, had the potential to lessen symptoms of hay fever and improve quality of life, doctors from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby with severe eczema had to have cream applied NINE times a day
Aoibheann Hennessy, from County Meath, Ireland, has finally been cured of painful, red and itchy eczema. Her mother Lynn credits a £23 cream containing cod liver oil and oatmeal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revealed... how to tell if you have skin cancer: From bleeding, itchy moles to flat, red spots, the symptoms to watch out for
A new survey by the British Association of Dermatologists has revealed 77 per cent of people do not know the symptoms of skin cancer. Here, we reveal how to spot the common signs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looking beyond allergies: Does IgE keep a wary eye out for cancer?
We report and comment on medical innovations and advances – from bench to bedside – touching on scientific, business and policy issues. Our ranks include science writers, physicians, lab researchers, market analysts and others inside and outside the hospital. By Tom Ulrich Allergies of all kinds – to food, pollen, pets, etc. – can be blamed on a kind of antibody called IgE. Cousins of the more common IgG, IgE antibodies work with immune cells called mast cells to trigger the symptoms we associate with an allergic reaction (itchy skin, runny nose, closing throat, etc.). Boston Children�...
Source: Mass Device - May 4, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Vector Blog Source Type: news

Kids With Lice Shouldn’t Miss School, Says American Academy Of Pediatrics
BOSTON (CBS) – A leading group of pediatricians is issuing new guidelines on the treatment and management of head lice. Lice do not carry disease and aren’t dangerous. However, most schools require that kids be free of lice and free of nits (lice eggs) before returning to class. Now the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is saying children should not miss school just because they have lice, pointing to the fact that lice usually don’t spread between kids simply because they’re in the same classroom. That’s because lice don’t jump, they crawl, so it really takes head-to-head contact to ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: bostonwebintern Tags: Education Health Local News Syndicated Local American Academy Of Pediatrics Dr. Mallika Marshall Head Lice Kids School Source Type: news

The Importance of Not Parenting Perfectly
"Can we have a sleepover tonight?" my youngest son asks. "It's my favorite night of the week!" he exclaims. Most would assume this is a request for a group of rowdy boys with sleeping bags to take over the floor of our family room with little shut-eye for the night. But in our home, a sleepover means something different. It is a family tradition stumbled upon in desperation, but now revered with great affection. It means that all four of our children climb into our bed in the early evening and forgo the usual bedtime expectations. What we do from there varies on any given night. Sometimes we watch &quo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TSA ridiculously instructs Disneyland employees to flag "excessive laughter" or "wearing a disguise" as signs of terrorism
(NaturalNews) America's agency of federally-approved airport perverts, itchy-finger crotch-grabbers and power trip egomaniacs now has a whole new job: brainwashing the minds of Disneyland employees with its quack science "behavior detection program" to spot terrorists."Yes, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daisy Goodwin claims she's a magnet for nits
Daisy Goodwin has has problems with head lice since she was 19 and says she's suffered with the itchy parasites at least 100 times since then. A nit is the egg sac laid by female lice on human hair shafts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Showering Mistakes That Can Actually Hurt You
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Showering. You do it several times a week, if not every day, but all that soaping, lathering, rinsing, and luxuriating may be doing your skin a serious disservice. “The biggest problem we see for older patients is dry skin and itching, and that progresses to eczema,” says Patricia Farris, M.D., a dermatologist in New Orleans and Clinical Associate Professor at Tulane University. “As you grow older, your oil glands poop out on you, so you’re much more prone to dry skin. You have to adjust your bathing habits accordingly.” Read on for the most common showering mi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Zoe Waller is University of East Anglia's lecturer who teaches using her SKIN
Dr Zoe Waller, 31, who works as a pharmacy lecturer at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, has dematographia, where a rased, itchy rash appears on the skin at the slightest pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Seasonal Allergies Get Serious
By Lacie Glover for U.S. News Spring is finally here, and many regions in the U.S. are beginning to thaw after a treacherous winter. Many of us are eager to get outside to welcome back warmer weather. But if you’re one of 50 million Americans with seasonal allergies, you might be dreading spring as much as others look forward to it. Spring allergy season is the worst time of year for most allergy sufferers, although some regions experience allergy-inducing weather year-round. For most people, seasonal allergies are not severe, and over-the-counter medications are sufficient to deal with occasional flare-ups of sne...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Core Value Therapy: Why We Ignore Good Advice (And How to Start Taking Action)
This article was originally published at Riskology.co -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Sorority Scourge
(MedPage Today) -- Case Study: A 20 year old, well-appearing college student presents to your office complaining of an extremely itchy rash. She tells you that several of her sorority sisters in the house have had similar complaints. On physical exam, you note many red bumps over her trunk, extremities, wrists, and between her fingers. Many of the bumps have been scratched. The itching is worse at night and when she feels warm. What is the diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - April 2, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Researchers identify gatekeeper neurons that control pain and itch
New research provides direct evidence for an influential model of pain first proposed in 1965. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 31, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Mo Costandi Tags: Science Neuroscience Source Type: news

How the colour of your house can make you feel itchy and eat too much!
Normally, the advice to those wanting to safeguard their health is to examine their lifestyle. But the latest research now suggests you should overhaul your home, too. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Psoriasis and Allergies Linked?
Psoriasis and allergies both cause itchy, skin and both involve immune system reactions. Could they be related? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: Bucks OTC drug company finds new use for old product
Ducere Pharma is readying the relaunch of a product originally sold as a spray for relieving jock itch as an over-the-counter treatment for toenail fungus. The product, Cruex, was one of six nonprescription health products the New Hope, Pa., company acquired from Novartis in May 2013. The Bucks County company’s mission is to buy and attempt to breathe new life into established brands left languishing by their previous owners. “One of the things we do when we acquire these brands is figure… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 30, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

How middle class women are more promiscuous
Does the seven-year itch exist? How many lovers is it usual to have in a lifetime? Professor David Spiegelhalter gets to the heart of what happens in the nation's bedrooms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Goldilocks Wasn't a (Happy) Runner
I could be wrong, but if I had to guess, I'd say Goldilocks would not have been a happy runner. Too hot. Too cold. Too wet. Too windy. Too tired. Too long. Too short. Too hilly. A few weekends ago I laced up for an 18-mile run. Two weeks before I had just run the Austin Marathon -- pacing my husband for the first time. I didn't have a race on the horizon, but I was excited to get out the door and get my legs moving -- I shouted the all familiar "Mommy's going running" over my shoulder as I headed out the door -- the cold Austin February air blasted my face. I took one look back to see my four kids, still dressed...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Ways to Sleep Better During Allergy Season
It might not feel like spring quite yet in some parts of the country, but as warmer weather approaches, blooming flowers and endless loads of allergy-inducing pollen will be here in the blink of a (red, watery) eye. Of course, if you already suffer from seasonal allergies, you know that the itching, sneezing, stuffiness and general discomfort don't stop at bedtime. Like a cold or the flu, allergies can make quality shut-eye much harder to achieve. In fact, more than one-third of allergy sufferers say that their symptoms impact their sleep, according to a recent survey by allergen barrier bedding company AllerEase. Whe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adult-Onset Allergies
You don't have to be a child to have new allergy symptoms. Once you know what's causing you to sneeze, sniffle, or itch – and whether it's an allergy or something else – you can find treatment that works. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My eczema was so bad I left a trail of skin flakes when I walked, says woman who says £1.99 PORRIDGE OATS are the best remedy
WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Amy-Louise James, 25, from Northmapton, had such itchy eczema that flakes of skin fell from her body - forcing her to apologise to strangers for being 'disgusting'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why 'hypoallergenic' isn't a thing (video)
(American Chemical Society) It's a simple claim made on thousands of personal care products for adults and kids: hypoallergenic. But what does that actually mean? Turns out, it can mean whatever manufacturers want it to mean, and that can leave you feeling itchy. Speaking of Chemistry is back this week with Sophia Cai explaining why 'hypoallergenic' isn't really a thing. Check it out here: http://youtu.be/lXh8bnqMOZs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news