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Chronic hives - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-hives/symptoms-causes/syc-20352719

Oct 22nd, 2019 - Overview Hives on light skin Hives on light skin Hives may be accompanied by angioedema, which causes red, swollen welts. Hives on dark skin Hives on dark skin Hives, also known as urticaria, are reddened, itchy welts that may be triggered by exposure to certain foods, medications or other substances. Hives (urticaria) are red, itchy welts that result from a skin reaction. The welts vary in siz...

Whooping cough - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/whooping-cough/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20378978

Oct 8th, 2019 - Diagnosis Diagnosing whooping cough in its early stages can be difficult because the signs and symptoms resemble those of other common respiratory illnesses, such as a cold, the flu or bronchitis. Sometimes, doctors can diagnose whooping cough simply by asking about symptoms and listening to the cough. Medical tests may be needed to confirm the diagnosis. Such tests may include: A nose or throa...

Cold urticaria - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-urticaria/symptoms-causes/syc-20371046

Oct 1st, 2019 - Overview Cold urticaria (ur-tih-KAR-e-uh) is a skin reaction to cold that appears within minutes after cold exposure. Affected skin develops reddish, itchy welts (hives). People with cold urticaria experience widely different symptoms. Some have minor reactions to the cold, while others have severe reactions. For some people with this condition, swimming in cold water could lead to very low blo...

Cold urticaria - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-urticaria/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20371051

Oct 1st, 2019 - Diagnosis Cold urticaria can be diagnosed by placing an ice cube on the skin for five minutes. If you have cold urticaria, a raised, red bump (hive) will form a few minutes after the ice cube is removed. In some cases, cold urticaria is caused by an underlying condition that affects the immune system, such as an infection or cancer. If your doctor suspects you have an underlying condition, you ...

Hives and angioedema - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hives-and-angioedema/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354914

Sep 30th, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor will examine any welts or areas of swelling and take a careful medical history to identify possible causes of your signs and symptoms. In some cases, you may be asked to undergo a skin-prick allergy test or other tests. Treatment If your symptoms are mild, you may not need treatment. Hives and angioedema often clear up on their own. But treatment can offer relief for inten...

Hives and angioedema - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hives-and-angioedema/symptoms-causes/syc-20354908

Sep 30th, 2019 - Overview Hives on light skin Hives on light skin Hives may be accompanied by angioedema, which causes red, swollen welts. Hives on dark skin Hives on dark skin Hives, also known as urticaria, are reddened, itchy welts that may be triggered by exposure to certain foods, medications or other substances. Hives — also known as urticaria (ur-tih-KAR-e-uh) — is a skin reaction that causes itchy welts...

Churg-Strauss syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/churg-strauss-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353765

Sep 20th, 2019 - Diagnosis No specific test can confirm Churg-Strauss syndrome. Because signs and symptoms are similar to those of other diseases, it can be difficult to diagnose. The early signs and symptoms, such as asthma and sinusitis, tend to be fairly commonplace, so a diagnosis might not be made until the inflammation has caused serious damage to organs and nerves. The 6 criteria The American College of ...

Churg-Strauss syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/churg-strauss-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20353760

Sep 20th, 2019 - Overview Churg-Strauss syndrome is a disorder marked by blood vessel inflammation. This inflammation can restrict blood flow to organs and tissues, sometimes permanently damaging them. This condition is also known as eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). Asthma is the most common sign of Churg-Strauss syndrome. The disorder can also cause other problems, such as hay fever, rash,...

Anaphylaxis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anaphylaxis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351474

Sep 13th, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor will ask you questions about previous allergic reactions, including whether you've reacted to: Particular foods Medications Latex Insect stings To help confirm the diagnosis: You might be given a blood test to measure the amount of a certain enzyme (tryptase) that can be elevated up to three hours after anaphylaxis You might be tested for allergies with skin tests or blood...

Anaphylaxis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anaphylaxis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351468

Sep 13th, 2019 - Overview Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. It can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something you're allergic to, such as peanuts or bee stings. Anaphylaxis causes your immune system to release a flood of chemicals that can cause you to go into shock — your blood pressure drops suddenly and your airways narrow, blocking breathing. Signs and sy...

Rosacea - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rosacea/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353820

Sep 5th, 2019 - Diagnosis No specific test is used to diagnosis rosacea. Instead, your doctor relies on the history of your symptoms and an examination of your skin. You may have tests to rule out other conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema or lupus. These conditions can sometimes cause signs and symptoms similar to those of rosacea. If your symptoms involve your eyes, your doctor may refer you to an eye speci...

Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/enlarged-spleen/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354331

Aug 29th, 2019 - Diagnosis An enlarged spleen is usually detected during a physical exam. Your doctor can often feel it by gently examining your left upper abdomen. However, in some people — especially those who are slender — a healthy, normal-sized spleen can sometimes be felt during an exam. Your doctor may confirm the diagnosis of an enlarged spleen with one or more of these tests: Blood tests, such as a com...

Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/enlarged-spleen/symptoms-causes/syc-20354326

Aug 29th, 2019 - Overview Enlarged spleen Enlarged spleen The spleen is a small organ normally about the size of your fist. A number of conditions, including liver disease and some cancers, can cause your spleen to become enlarged. Your spleen is an organ located just below your left rib cage. Many conditions — including infections, liver disease and some cancers — can cause an enlarged spleen, also known as sp...

Asthma attack - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/asthma-attack/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354274

Aug 1st, 2019 - Diagnosis For adults and children over 5 years old, lung (pulmonary) function tests are used to check how well the lungs are working. Poor lung function is a sign that your asthma isn't well controlled. In some cases, lung function tests are also used in asthma emergencies to help your doctor understand the severity of an asthma attack or how well treatment is working. Lung function tests inclu...

Asthma attack - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/asthma-attack/symptoms-causes/syc-20354268

Aug 1st, 2019 - Overview During an asthma attack, also called an asthma exacerbation, the airways become swollen and inflamed. The muscles around the airways contract and the airways produce extra mucus, causing the breathing (bronchial) tubes to narrow. During an attack, you may cough, wheeze and have trouble breathing. Symptoms of a minor asthma attack get better with prompt home treatment. A severe asthma a...

Dermatitis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dermatitis-eczema/symptoms-causes/syc-20352380

Jul 10th, 2019 - Overview Dermatitis is a general term that describes a skin irritation. Dermatitis is a common condition that has many causes and occurs in many forms. It usually involves itchy, dry skin or a rash on swollen, reddened skin. Or it may cause the skin to blister, ooze, crust or flake off. Examples of this condition are atopic dermatitis (eczema), dandruff and contact dermatitis. Dermatitis isn't ...

Nasal polyps - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nasal-polyps/symptoms-causes/syc-20351888

Jul 10th, 2019 - Overview Nasal polyps Nasal polyps Nasal polyps are soft, noncancerous growths on the lining of your nose or sinuses. They often occur in groups, like grapes on a stem. Nasal polyps are soft, painless, noncancerous growths on the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses. They hang down like teardrops or grapes. They result from chronic inflammation and are associated with asthma, recurring infe...

Chronic cough - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-cough/symptoms-causes/syc-20351575

Jul 8th, 2019 - Overview A chronic cough is a cough that lasts eight weeks or longer in adults, or four weeks in children. A chronic cough is more than just an annoyance. A chronic cough can interrupt your sleep and leave you feeling exhausted. Severe cases of chronic cough can cause vomiting, lightheadedness and even rib fractures. While it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint the problem that's triggering ...

Latex allergy - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/latex-allergy/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20374291

May 29th, 2019 - Diagnosis Diagnosis is sometimes a challenge. Your doctor will examine your skin and ask questions about your symptoms and medical history. Tell your doctor about your reactions to latex and if you've had any other allergy signs and symptoms. Your doctor will also ask questions to rule out other reasons for your symptoms. A skin test can help determine if your skin reacts to the latex protein. ...

Latex allergy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/latex-allergy/symptoms-causes/syc-20374287

May 29th, 2019 - Overview Latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins found in natural rubber latex, a product made from the rubber tree. If you have a latex allergy, your body mistakes latex for a harmful substance. Latex allergy may cause itchy skin and hives or even anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening condition that can cause throat swelling and severe difficulty breathing. Your doctor can determ...