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Anitha Shrikhande, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Dr. Anitha Shrikhande is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York followed by fellowship training in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is an experienced clinician with a broad range of interests in the field of allergy and immunology. She sees patients in a private practice called Westside Allergy Care in Rochester, New York. Her free time is filled with music, family, travel and food.

Latest by Anitha Shrikhande, M.D.

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Symptoms

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Knowing what to look for with this challenging condition can help you (and your skin) breathe a sigh of sweet relief.

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Living With

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Skin Health

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Stress

10 Ways to Chillax for Fewer Hives

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Managing Flares

Chronic Hives and Menstruation: What You Need to Know

Chronic hives get worse during PMS and menstruation for many women. Learn how hormonal changes can spark allergic reactions that inflame urticaria.

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Managing Flares

9 Simple Tips for Managing Your Chronic Hives

The visibile itchy rash of chronic hives can lead to frustration and anxiety. Here are 9 ways to control flare-ups through a mix of medicine and self-care.

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Work

Eczema and Disability: Know Your Rights

Eczema can affect your work to the point of disability. Know that you have disability rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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Lifestyle

Skin Conditions Morph Into Body Art

See how these people turn skin blemishes into body art, from eczema affected eyes transformed into Van Gogh paintings, to doodles around patches of vitiligo.

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Managing Flares

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