By: Terry Graedon May 12, 2014 6 Comments
    Evening Primrose Oil Overcame Persistent Allergi…

    Q. At 39 I developed solar urticaria. This is a skin allergy to sunlight, with pain and severe itching for days after sun exposure. One of my friends recently mentioned that taking borage oil helped h…

    By: Terry Graedon March 3, 2014 34 Comments
    Is There a Natural Remedy to Calm the Itch of Ch…

    Q. I have a chronic case of hives. When I was first diagnosed, seven weeks ago, I was given a steroid shot and a six-pack of prednisone and told to take Benadryl at night and Zyrtec during the day. My…

    By: Terry Graedon December 4, 2009 24 Comments
    Vitamin C Eased Hives

    Q. My son, age 14, has suffered from chronic idiopathic urticaria (hives) for five years. Several months ago, your column featured another person suffering from hives. He had success with vitamin C so…

    By: Joe Graedon April 15, 2002 0 Comments
    Secret Language Divides Doctors And Patients

    Once upon a time anyone who wanted to be a doctor had to study Latin. It was the language of learning. It also created a mystique that patients could not penetrate. It's been decades since Latin was r…