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James Thompson, MD

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Diagnosing and Treating Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

Chronic urticaria (hives) continues to be a challenging disorder for dermatologists and allergists. Some patients go through years of hopping from one doctor to another, searching for a cause of their recurring welts (hives), itching, and often, swelling (angioedema). The frustration many people go through is immeasurable, as... Read moreChevron

posted 08/31/2015, comments (0)|
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FAQ: Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (CIU)

What is chronic idiopathic urticaria?


Chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) is a persistent form of hives that occurs without a known cause. Urticaria is the medical name for hives. Although the symptoms of hives -- itchy red bumps or welts -- often go away on their own, they can become... Read moreChevron

posted 08/28/2015, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Ragweed Allergy? Timing is Everything

Once again ragweed season is rapidly approaching and will arrive at a time when many allergy sufferers may still be recovering from grass pollen and mold triggers. This year has been particularly bad because of the high humidity, associated with rainfall (unless you live near the west coast), and weather changes. Overall, ragweed season... Read moreChevron

posted 07/29/2015, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Hives and Swelling: Common Bedfellows

 

You’d think itching all over, as your body is transformed by welts, would be enough torture for one person. But apparently not, since 40-50 percent of people who suffer from urticaria (hives) also have angioedema (swelling). You might be wondering, “What’s the difference between these two types... Read moreChevron

posted 07/08/2015, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Chronic Hives: Preparing for the First Doctor’s Appointment

Did you know that one out of five people in the U.S. will at some point in their life experience an episode of hives? At any given time, 3 million people in the U.S. will be suffering from chronic urticaria (CU), and it impacts women twice as much as men. If you have CU, no one has to tell you how devastating it... Read moreChevron

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