Hives that are caused by body and environmental triggers are known as physical urticarias and include: Heat-stimulated: In the condition known as cholinergic urticaria, itchy hives will form when body temperature rises by a few degrees. Sometimes people think they are allergic to their perspiration or exercise, but body temperature is the real issue. Avoidance of over-heating and antihistamines are […]
To stave off hives, I must keep showers short and avoid swimming, splashing and rain. But I refuse to let an allergy to water define my existence. I was 12 years old and in midst of my Junior High identity crisis when one day, after swimming with my family, I broke out into welt-like hives. My […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.