Latest Articles by James Thompson, M.D.
Managing Skin Allergies
Nickel, latex, household chemicals and more can cause skin irritation. Here’s how to prevent an allergic reaction to common irritants.
Even Your Doctor Might Not Understand Chronic Hives
Despite comprehensive testing, doctors are unable to determine the cause of chronic hives 80 to 90 percent of the time. The good news is chronic hives is less difficult to manage now compared to 20 years ago. The key is knowing your trigger points.
Diagnosing and Treating CIU
Some chronic hives patients go through years of hopping from one doctor to another, searching for the cause of their recurring welts, itching, and/or swelling.
Yes, You Can Exercise With Asthma
Use these tips for getting better exercise while managing asthma to help you to stay healthy and keep moving.
Want a Better Relationship With Your Child's Asthma Doctor? Just Ask
Communication is the key to a good relationship with your child’s doctor. Even more importantly, it may also play a role in better outcomes for your child.
5 Tips for Staying on Top of Asthma
Here are five of my favorite tips for dealing with asthma so that you’ll have a healthier year ahead.
8 Tips to Prevent Severe Anaphylaxis
Start with a comprehensive evaluation with your doctor to confirm what your allergy triggers are and how to avoid them.
When Medication Doesn't Help Chronic Hives
Take this test to see if your chronic hives are under control. If not, you may need to look beyond medication.