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Sting, Skin

FDA Approves New Treatment for Chronic Hives

In trials, Xolair has proved a life-changing treatment for adults with chronic hives.

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Scents & Sensitivity

Europe weighs strict limits on several allergens in fragrances, a move that could impact famous brands and shoppers around the globe. The fragrance makers, of course, are hopping (and spritzing) mad. In a case of allergy vs. Goliath, who will win? Once, Jennifer Beckinsale loved to dab Chanel on herself before going out for the […]

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Fragrance Sensitivity: Hard to Breathe, Tough to Touch

The sign on Joyce Miller’s office door reads: “Please do not wear scented products near this office. Chemicals in scented products can trigger serious health reactions in people with asthma and other sensitivities. I am one of them. Thank you for your consideration!” A librarian in upstate New York, Miller admits that it took some […]

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Ask the Allergist: Living with Wasp Sting Allergy

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Blocking Nerve Cells Could Halt Eczema’s Itch

Scientists have discovered that blocking certain nerve cells could not only treat eczema, but prevent associated issues from developing later in life.

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Company Nixes Allergy Chemical in Sunscreen

Johnson & Johnson announces changes to a sunscreen product after over 150 people reported skin reactions.

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Skin Allergy “Epidemic” Linked to MI Chemical

British dermatologists are warning of an “epidemic” of skin allergies caused by a chemical

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Profile: Actress Julie Bowen’s Role as Allergy Mom

Job: Actress on TV’s Modern Family Has child allergic to: peanuts, nuts, insect stings Allergic Living’s Gwen Smith: Julie, how did you first become aware of your child’s food allergies? Julie Bowen: I was at work on Boston Legal and my husband was at home. He sent me a text saying, ‘I think we have […]

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Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy Allergy: What You Need to Know

If your mother always said: “leaves of three, let it be,” she knew what she was talking about. Direct skin contact with poison ivy is a common cause of allergic contact dermatitis, which manifests as a rash that can be agonizingly itchy and long-lasting. Some essential facts about poison ivy and poison oak rashes: • […]

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Sun’s Rays May Prevent Food Allergies, Eczema

A large study of Australian kids finds persuasive evidence that sun exposure may help to ward off both food allergies and eczema.

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