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Allergic Conjunctivitis
Allergic conjunctivitis or pink eye, occurs when a person’s eyes come into contact with an allergen, or a substance that causes the immune system to overreact. Once it does, the body releases histamine and other substances through mast cells, causing the blood vessels to dilate or expand. This irritates the
Eczema Herpeticum
Eczema herpeticum (EH) is a painful blistering rash that is caused by the herpes simplex virus. It is more common in young children, and particularly in individuals who have atopic dermatitis. Because people with atopic dermatitis have dry and sensitive skin, they are at a greater risk for developing EH.
Scrotal Eczema
Scrotal dermatitis is characterized by severe itching, erythema, scaling and lichenification of the scrotal skin. Simply put, it is a skin condition that could be the cause of genital itching in males. Scrotal eczema can sometimes be mistaken for other skin conditions, including fungal (yeast) infections or jock itch. What
Nightshade Allergy
What are nightshades? Nightshades are a family of flowering plants called Solanaceae, which consists of almost 3,000 species. The family Solanaceae extends well beyond vegetables to include innocuous flowers, but still, vegetables are a prominent part of the family. Some edible nightshades are listed below: white potatoes tomatoes eggplants bell
Brachioradial Pruritus
Brachioradial pruritus or BRP, is a form of chronic localized neuropathic itch that affects the dorsolateral aspect of the forearms, meaning it affects the skin between your shoulder to the forearm. BRP is named after the brachioradial muscle that runs between the two joints. Symptoms BRP symptoms include tingling, burning,
Maculopapular Rash
A maculopapular rash usually occurs at a large area on the body, and is usually red and has small, confluent bumps. The sandpapery rash of scarlet fever, or scarletina, is the classic example of a maculopapular rash. The most distinctive feature of the rash is the pattern of macules or
Spongiotic Dermatitis
Spongiotic dermatitis is generally considered as a form of acute eczema. It is a condition that makes the skin itchy and cracked. While this form of dermatitis is often painful, it is relatively easy to prevent and treat. Symptoms Some of the symptoms of spongiotic dermatitis include: Dry and scaly
Caffeine Allergy
There are many people around the world who drink coffee to keep them up early in the morning. Coffee contains caffeine, a natural drug that stimulates the nervous system. But what effect can caffeine have on the body if the person is allergic to it? Read on to find out.
Corn Allergy
Corn allergy is another type of food allergy that is rare, but just as severe as nut and shell fish allergy. It is also difficult to diagnose since common allergy tests such as blood and skin tests often come up with false positive results. What most experts advise is to check
Gluten Allergy
Compared to other food allergies, gluten allergy has different factors that contribute to an individual’s reaction to this substance. Most people with food allergies often exhibit similar symptoms but with gluten allergy, there are differences in the symptoms that could tell the individual the underlying cause of his/her allergy to this
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