Alternative Names Mastocytosis; Mastocytoma Symptoms The main symptom is brownish lesions on skin. Rubbing the skin sore causes a hive-like bump. Younger children may develop a fluid-filled blister if it is scratched. The face may also become flushed . In severe cases, the following symptoms may occur: Diarrhea Fainting (uncommon) Headache Rapid heartbeat ( tachycardia ) Signs and tests Skin biopsy to confirm an increase in the number of mast cells Urine histamine
With the holidays right around the corner, many people are starting preparations. We are planning parties, preparing our homes for guests, buying gifts. Many of us, however, put aside our own health needs, skipping meals, getting less sleep and foregoing exercise programs during this season, even though our stress levels tend to rise. Skin care routines may be rushed through or forgotten altogether as we hurry from one event to the next. But skin care is important as there are a number of ways the holiday season can cause or worsen skin conditions .
The Problem: Alcohol
During the holiday season, alcoholic beverages seem to flow more than at other times of the year. Excessive drinking is known to cause health problems, such as liver disease, but it also can lead to premature aging of your skin. Your skin can look dull and dry.
What You Can Do
Moderate your drinking. Alternate a glass of water after each drink to keep your body and skin hydrated. Us...
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