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Perfume and the Scent Sensitive

By Laura deCarufel For many, a bottle of Chanel No. 5 is the dream gift. But for those with allergic contact dermatitis to fragrance – 3.4 per cent of North Americans at last count – it can be a nightmare. Brand-name perfumes can contain as many as 5,000 chemicals. Allergic Living asked Dr. Sandy Skotnicki to […]

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Natural Beauty – Winter Remedies

Quench dry skin in two areas that need it most: hands and lips HANDILY A little effort can go a long way to protect hands, which lose moisture quickly in the cold weather. Invest in a good hand cream: Absolutely essential this season, hand creams are thicker and richer than face or body moisturizers, and […]

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Natural Beauty – Face Time

Natural Beauty – Face Time Interview by Laura deCarufel In the world of natural cosmetics, Jane Iredale is royalty. In mineral makeup, she is queen. With the launch, 11 years ago, of her self-titled line, Iredale introduced an innovative option for women with rosacea, eczema and extremely sensitive skin. Her cosmetics are a mineral and […]

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Natural Beauty – Eczema

Natural Beauty – Eczema BY LAURA deCARUFEL ECZEMA Although eczema usually improves in the summer, some people find they break out more because of the heat, and perspiration. Plan activities for early morning or late afternoon, to avoid the hottest hours. Central air conditioning can help, as can applying sun protection that includes the active […]

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Stinging Insect Allergies

With warm weather, they’re back! Know and reduce the risks.

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Am I Allergic to Exercise?

If a workout brings on hives, it’s less likely the perspiration and more likely your own body heat that’s to blame. The reaction can be triggered by several heat-raising activities: jogging or aerobic workouts are obvious, but also hot baths or showers and even emotional stress can bring on the hives.

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Nickel’s Nasty Prickle

How this lowly metal drives millions of North Americans into a frenzy of itching. SCRATCH, scratch, scratch. It’s a sticky summer evening and I’m absently rubbing some tiny red bumps under the clasp of my watch. Poison ivy, perhaps? I apply calamine lotion and think no more of it until I notice the same rash […]

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Bleach Baths for Eczema Treatment Prove Effective

A bit of bleach may be all that’s needed to treat your child’s eczema, according to research from the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. The recipe? All it took was half a cup of bleach in a tub of water twice a week to see dramatic improvement. The children taking the bleach baths saw […]

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