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An Itchy Situation… Treating Chronic Skin Irritation

Have you ever had skin that itched so bad and the itch wouldn’t go away? Have you ever had hives from an unknown trigger? Chronic hives, also called chronic urticaria, causes an itchy, red rash on the skin. Many times people will go to their providers to be placed on oral or topical steroids and antihistamine medications. Read More

Food Allergies,  Food Sensitivities, Food Intolerances

Food Allergy Vs Food Intolerance/Sensitivity

Let’s get Down & Dirty: What is a Food Allergy vs Food Intolerance/Food Sensitivity ? A food allergy is an IgE (I like to think of the “E” as Emergency!) response. When someone eats a food that the body doesn’t like, the IgE antibody attaches to mast cells and produces and triggers a process known as Read More