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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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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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Novel Eczema Drug Giving Patients New Lease On Life

New York researchers at Mount Sinai are easing the relentless itch of ‪eczema‬ with a new drug. Dubbed a “breakthrough” therapy by the FDA, it treats eczema’s source rather than just its symptoms.

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Xolair for Chronic Hives Offers Hope to Sufferers

Injections, now available in Canada and U.S., are proving a life-changer.

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Allergists Respond to Mayor’s Death Due to Wasp Stings

Following the shocking death of a Quebec mayor from wasp stings, Canadian allergists give their advice.

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Stinging Insect Allergies: Ants

See also: Bees/Wasps | Mosquitos Ants may be most notorious for raiding picnics, but when it comes to the remarkably industrious insects, people with allergies have more than their sandwiches and salads to worry about. Some ants carry a fiery sting; others can take a serious bite out of your home; and ant baits can […]

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FDA Warns of Anaphylaxis from OTC Acne Products

Using certain over-the-counter acne products may cause severe, even life-threatening allergic reactions,

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Stinging Insect Allergies: Mosquitos

See also: Bees/Wasps | Ants In summer, people are itching to get outside; but it doesn’t take long before they find themselves coming back in with a different kind of itch: mosquito bites. But both the annoying bites and the products we use to prevent them can spell trouble for people with allergies or sensitivity […]

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