Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Skin allergy occurs when your body reacts negatively after touching or exposure to another object. Rashes, inflammation, reddening, mild burning, and scaling are symptoms an allergic reaction. Soaps, detergents, make-up, perfumes, nickel, hair products, nickel, and chemicals in every day products are sources of irritation. Prescription steroids and antihistamines are common treatment for allergies.

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Each year I see hundreds of new patients with complaints of hives and swelling. Hives are intensely itchy skin rashes that resemble welts and can occur anywhere on the body. They typically arise without warning and about half the time, are accompanied by angioedema, a deeper swelling in the skin. "Urticaria" is the technical term for hives. These…

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James Thompson, MD, Health Pro, commented on Chronic Hives: A Dreadful Disorder That… Hi KP,   I understand your frustration, having seen so many…

02/12/14

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James Thompson, MD, Health Pro, posted Cold Urticaria: Not Very Common But… They say cold weather can bring out the worst in you but none are more aware…

02/07/14

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Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro, answered Hair Color Reaction: What to do in the… HI there... Allergies can develop at any time, and repeated exposures…

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Kathleen MacNaughton, Health Pro, posted How to Treat Your Out-of-Control Eczema Eczema is an allergic skin condition that often accompanies both nasal…

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