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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:

Dating Tips for People with Allergies 0

 

Valentine’s Day is always an exciting time for couples and singles alike. It means going on dates and spending time with your significant other. But for some people with severe allergies, it could be a little difficult. Think: Everything from hives to swollen lips—or even something more serious like anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening reaction, could happen with just one misstep.

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.

What Your Itchy Skin Reveals About Your Health: Connection Between Kidney and Skin Conditions 0

There are things that the body tells us that is more than skin deep. One primary example is intense itching all over the body which often occurs when there is already a problem with our kidney or liver. Those who manifest skin disorders such as extreme itchiness almost always precipitate renal failures that are attributed to late stage kidney problems.

Recent medical studies reveal that more than 40% of dialysis patients suffered from moderate to extreme renal itch. “The itch is so intense that people wake up in the middle of the night scratching,” said Jahmene Johnson, a medical doctor at the New York Presbyterian Hospital.