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Synergistic Medicine – Alternative and Complimentary Therapies October 2012

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 | 0 comments

Synergistic Medicine – Alternative and Complimentary Therapies October 2012

Hives, or uticaria, is an allergic reaction to various antigen triggers, causing raised welts called "wheals" on the surface of the skin. The wheals can be red or white in color; and they can be itchy and/or painful. In acute cases, the wheals tend to appear and disappear suddenly in response to antigen exposure, particularly dietary or drug-induced exposures. Chronic uticaria, however, can last up to 6 months or longer, and research suggests that autoimmunity activates ongoing mast-cell degranulation.

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