Blog — skin allergies


A Guide to Helping Friends with Allergies (Psoriasis Edition) 0

When you know someone suffering from psoriasis there are more things you can do for him other than simply telling him how hard it must be for him.

Living with psoriasis can be difficult and your friend needs all the help you can give, so if you’re willing to lend a hand to a friend with psoriasis here are a few tips to help you out:

Strengthen Your Immune System to Fight Allergies 0

Allergies are the result of your immune system’s response to a substance. Immune responses can be mild such as coughing to life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis. Basically, allergic reactions begin in your immune system. When a harmless substance such as dust, mold, or pollen enters our system a person who is allergic drives his or her immune system to react by producing antibodies that attack the allergen. The resulting symptom caused varies from wheezing, sneezing, runny nose, watery or itchy eyes.

The Cure to Allergies May be in Genetic Engineering 0

If you’re looking for a possible cure for your allergies you should check out the experiments that researchers from Australia are conducting.

Allergic to Colors? Be Wary of These Dyes 0

If you’re wearing a colored shirt and hives suddenly sprouted all over your body then there’s a chance that you might be allergic to certain dyes. If that’s the case then you should be allergic to the following dyes:

Relation Between Diabetes and Skin Disorders: 10 Signs that Appear on Your Skin 0

Diabetes is a non-treatable (but manageable) disease that occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) is high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food we eat. Although it is an important staple when left unchecked over time, too much glucose in your blood cells can lead to serious health problems.

Here’s Why You Should Change and Wash Your PJs Regularly 0

Our pajamas are the most comfortable clothing that we own and they even help us sleep better. But how often should we change and wash our PJs? The truth is, most of us don’t do it nearly often enough.

Atopic Dermatitis Prevalent Among U.S. Adults 0

A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology revealed a high incidence of atopic dermatitis among U.S. adults, with an estimated 16.5 million individuals living with the condition. The prevalence of atopic dermatitis is 7.3% among adults, results revealed.

Allergies and Aging: Will it Get Worse as We Age? 0

Allergies and aging can be related, because we have less control over our organ symptoms as we age. The good news is as we celebrate more birthdays, our seasonal allergies become less severe. The bad news though, is that this isn’t the case for everyone, and those who belong to the exceptions tends to get worse as we mature.

5 Myths About Latex Allergy that People Still Believe 0

Despite the numerous available literatures on latex allergy there are still some people who believe some myths about this condition and listed below are five fallacies that some people still believe to be true.

How to Relieve that Itch Without Scratching 0

When you’re living with eczema it’s not an unusual experience to feel itchy several times a day. And when it does itch your often knee-jerk reaction is to scratch that itch away, but you of all people know that scratching your skin will only make it worse.

So how do you get rid of that itch without scratching? Read on and find out.

Common Eczema Myths Debunked 0

Eczema is a genetic condition and is not contagious. You cannot catch eczema simply by coming into contact with a person who has it. However, it is able to spread to other body parts on the same person. People with eczema are more prone to infections because defects in the skin barrier could allow germs in.

Since eczema is genetic, the chances of your baby getting it too is higher. According to a study in the November 2011 issue of The Journal of Pediatrics, 60% of eczema cases appear within the baby’s first year. However, reducing the chances of your baby having it is possible, by using moisturizers. A study from the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology concludes that daily use of moisturizer can in fact decrease a child’s likelihood of developing eczema.

How Stress Affects Atopic Dermatitis 0

Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a bothersome condition because of several triggers that can cause an outbreak of red, itchy rashes. According to experts, one of these triggers is stress. But how is stress linked to eczema?