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Nickel Allergy: A Rash on the Digital Age

Our embrace of wireless gadgets and modern medical implants is exposing us to nickel, the highly sensitizing metal, as never before. And the result? As this investigation for Allergic Living magazine found: a surge in nickel allergies. WE eye our neighbor’s latest electronic gadget with envy, or think nothing of lining up to purchase our own. The love affair with modern […]

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Five Fast Facts About Chronic Body Hives

Hives that are caused by body and environmental triggers are known as physical urticarias and include: Cold-induced: Here, it is the stimulus of cold that brings on the urticaria, and this can include drinking cold beverages or swimming in chilly water. Avoidance, warm dressing and antihistamines are usually prescribed. Solar Hives: Heading South for the Winter? Some people develop urticaria […]

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The Girl Who’s Allergic to Water

When she was 12 years old, Alexandra Allen broke out in hives after swimming, the first indication of her strange condition – an allergy to water.

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Pharmacist Saves Woman’s Life after Severe Wasp Sting Reaction

A Quebec woman has credited the persistence of her pharmacist for saving her life

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New Eczema Drug’s Trial Results ‘Dramatic Over Only Weeks’: Yale Study

An exciting new era in eczema treatment may be around the corner, according to a new study. Dr. Brett King and his team at Yale School of Medicine recently revealed findings from their research into the use of a rheumatoid arthritis medication, known as Xeljanz, to treat moderate to severe eczema. “The improvement in redness, swelling, etc., was […]

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Itching For Relief: A Mom’s Journey to Soothing Her Son’s Eczema

This mom looked for alternatives and found her calling in the process.

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Allergy-Friendly Sunscreens

No matter your age or skin tone, there’s no excuse for exposing yourself to the sun’s harmful rays.  Allergic Living magazine has featured some of the best allergy-friendly and sensitive skin sunscreens available. Below, we share these tools to help shield you from summer’s glare. Episencial: Babytime Sunny Sunscreen Enriched with organic green tea and aloe, […]

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Wet Wraps Work Well in Treating Eczema

That burning, all-consuming itch experienced by children with severe eczema can be soothed without the need for powerful oral steroids, showed a July 2014 study evaluating a process of wet clothes swaddling for atopic dermatitis. Wet Wrap Therapy, or WWT, is a treatment for moderate to severe eczema that involves: • Putting the patient in a warm bath for about […]

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Burden of Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (CIU) Infographic

Free App Aims to Aid Those With Chronic Hives

New Canadian site and app aims to answer itching questions about chronic hives.

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Comedy Actress Vicki Lawrence Gets Serious About Chronic Hives

Best known for the hilarious skits on “The Carol Burnett Show”, Emmy-winning actress Vicki Lawrence is getting serious in a real-life role as an advocate for those living with chronic hives – a condition that she was diagnosed with more than four years ago. It all started when Lawrence woke up with a relentless itch […]

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