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Peanut Sniffing Dog Helps Child Stay Safe

Peanut Sniffing Dog Helps Child Stay Safe

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Melissa Caputo Haberzettl, a mother whose son has life threatening allergies, takes a new approach to ensuring her son's safety. Melissa's family purchased a dog and had it trained to alert the family when the dog smells peanut butter. Project Allergy talks to Melissa in depth about her experiences and her wonderful advice to parents considering an allergy service dog.

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Hives And Itching–The Psychogenic Factor

Hives And Itching–The Psychogenic Factor

Tuesday April 1, 2014

A lot of allergies, particularly hives, can have a psychogenic factor. Hives, also known as pruritus ,often have a psychopathology associated with symptoms. According to the website, psychosomaticmedicine.org, “Types of psychopathology that may be associated with this type of pruritus include individuals with compulsive or impulsive disorders, or delusional disorders…In some cases, it may be difficult to establish whether it is the sensation of itching that provokes the desire to scratch or whether pruritus is a consequence of compulsive scratching.”

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