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Latest by Anitha Shrikhande, M.D.

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Skin Health

Don't Let Eczema Stand in the Way of Love

Dating is awkward as it is. And then there is eczema. Follow these tips to move forward in love with confidence.

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Living With

9 Ways to Not Let Eczema Define You

Don’t let eczema take control of your life. Follow these tips for living your best life despite your condition.

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Alternative Treatment

8 Proven Home Remedies for Eczema

These (proven!) natural remedies can ease eczema outbreaks and prevent future flare-ups.

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Risk Factors

8 Uncommon Causes of Hives

Wonder what caused your hives? It could be something you didn't expect – like water, sweat, heat, or stress. Learn about some uncommon causes of hives.

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Living With

The Invisible Scars of Chronic Hives Stigma

We all want to make a good impression. But what if you live with a chronic, visible skin condition that’s almost impossible to hide?

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Living With

Stress, Anxiety, and Chronic Hives

Emotional stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on the immune system, causing it to falter and trigger a hive outbreak.

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Beauty

8 Skin and Makeup Products That Won't Inflame Sensitive Skin

Got hives? These creams, powders, and potions let skin heal — not irritate it further.

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Nutrition

Chronic Hives and Diet: What the Research Says

Can certain foods trigger a chronic hive flare-up? Can a low-histamine diet relieve symptoms? Studies render different results. Here's a succinct summary of the research.

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Living With

6 Things That Help Me Control My Asthma Better

Asthma control can be improved with lifestyle changes and possibly some complementary therapies. Learn more simple ways that might help you manage your asthma.

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Symptoms

Is Autoimmune Disease Triggering Your Hives?

Up to 40 percent of people with chronic hives also have autoimmune issues like thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac. Are you one of them?