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Health Tip: Easing Hives

Posted 20 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Hives are red, itchy skin welts that stem from an allergic reaction. Finding out what caused the hives is a first step in ending the itch. The ease the discomfort and prevent hives from returning, the American Academy of Dermatology advises: Hives may be triggered by food, medication, animals, pollen, stress or infection. A mild case may not need treatment and may subside on its own. A cool shower or cool compress placed on the hives can help soothe itch. If you have frequent bouts of hives, you may want to find a support group to help you cope. Hives accompanied by serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, may need an emergency medication. Speak to your doctor. Read more

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Got a Rash? You Might Be Allergic to Nickel, Dermatologist Says

Posted 20 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 – Nickel is one of the most common causes of a skin rash that occurs due to contact with an allergen, a dermatologist says. This type of rash, allergic contact dermatitis, can be caused by nickel in jewelry, a patient's diet, nickel in a medical implant or nickel in a medication that's applied to the skin, said Dr. Jennifer Chen, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, in Stanford, Calif. Typically, an allergic reaction to this metal occurs in an area of skin that comes into contact with an item such as a necklace, belt buckle, zipper, eyeglass frames or cellphone. But nickel in foods can cause an allergic reaction that is more widespread on the body. Foods high in nickel include nuts, seeds, chocolate, wheat and rye, Chen said. "Although allergic reactions to dietary nickel are not as common as nickel allergies overall, ... Read more

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Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac Rashes Can Be Serious

Posted 23 Apr 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 – Itchy, blistering rashes from poison ivy, oak and sumac are common and are caused by an oil in the plants called urushiol. Usually, you can deal with these rashes at home, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says. But you should go to the emergency room immediately if you have any of the following symptoms: Trouble breathing or swallowing, The rash covers most of your body, you have many rashes or blisters, or the rash develops anywhere on your face or genitals, You develop swelling, especially if an eyelid swells shut, Much of your skin itches, or nothing eases the itch. If you don't have any of these symptoms, you can probably treat the rash at home, according to the AAD. If you know you've touched poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac, immediately rinse your skin with lukewarm, soapy water. This may remove some of the oil from the plants. ... Read more

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FDA Approves Tris Pharma's New Drug Application for Karbinal ER

Posted 3 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Tris Pharma, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative drug delivery technologies, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its New Drug Application (NDA) for Karbinal ER (carbinoxamine maleate) Extended-release Oral Suspension 4mg/5mL, the first sustained-release histamine receptor blocking agent indicated for the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis in children ages 2 and up. "Karbinal ER is dosed only once every 12 hours, making it an attractive treatment option for the millions of allergy sufferers who don't respond to second-generation antihistamines and aren't satisfied with the cumbersome dosing schedules associated with the first-generation antihistamines," said Ketan Mehta, founder, President, and CEO of Tris Pharma. "The approval of Karbinal ER ... Read more

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