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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: 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 […]

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What causes hives to appear in a food-allergic reaction?

Q: Why do we get hives in a food-allergic reaction? And will they always appear?  Dr. Sicherer: Hives, also called urticaria, develop when allergy cells in the skin release chemicals, including histamine, that cause localized swelling, redness and itching. The response looks like a series of mosquito bites, often across an expanse of skin, but various […]

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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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