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Hives: The Road to Diagnosis and Treatment of Urticaria
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2004
I have been battling hives for several months. Dr. Wanderer was the third Dr. I encountered in an attempt to rid myself of this problem. On my first visit with Dr. Wanderer, he recommended a thorough series of testing to try and determine the cause of my outbreak of hives. During our interview time, it was apparent to Dr. Wanderer that I was in need of information on my illness. He suggested I read a book that he had written on the diagnosis and treatment of hives. I would encourage anyone who might have a bout with hives to get this book! It has helped me immensely with the understanding of the illness and more importantly, the diagnosis and treatments. I am still in treatment but I'm doing better and I've stayed the course of treatment ONLY because I have the book to go to for guidance and understanding. I'm hopeful of a positive outcome for my illness now because I have this book for reference. I would not have progressed to this point of recovery if not for the book Dr. Wanderer has published for us! It has given me strength daily!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2004
Speaking as a sufferer of chronic urticaria for ten years, I cannot recommend this book too highly for anyone with chronic hives, and their carers/family/doctors. While most doctors are familiar with acute hives, chronic hives are more difficult to diagnose and treat. Sufferers often go from doctor to doctor seeking answers, or try endless expensive "alternative" treatments to no avail. It is a miserable and frustrating condition, and for some, it can be life-threatening. The book has a unique workbook section for the sufferer to complete and take to their doctor, which I feel is a valuable and useful idea, and the book itself is full of factual information about urticaria. Every doctor should have it on their bookshelf, as far as I'm concerned. This book is very welcome and there are no others like it, to my knowledge. Highly recommended.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on September 10, 2011
I have suffered from chronic idiopathic urticaria and angioedema for many years. I have read everything about it online anywhere and seen more allergists, dermatologists, internists, and endocrinologists than I can count.
I found this book to be worthless. I learned nothing that I did not already know. It is several years old, and out of date. It makes no mention of very promising studies done, mostly in Europe, that point to histamine intolerance, not allergy, as a likely cause of idiopathic urticaria. Don't buy it unless it is greatly updated.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 15, 2004
This is a terrific book that answers many questions for chronic urticaria sufferers. I wish I had found it sooner. I'm only on my first year of CU, but I really like to use this book as a reference for all the information scattered over the Internet. I brought it to show my allergist/immunologist and he had ordered it too.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2004
I have recently developed problems with swelling, particularly in my face, together with hives, but after a visit to see Dr. Alan Wanderer for some guidance, I purchased his book for basic information and direction. It was very helpful to learn some of the causes/reasons for swelling and hives (book has pictures of both). It helped me know I am not alone with this malady and not to feel so overwhelmed by it. I sincerely recommend Dr. Wanderer's book to anyone who experiences problems with swelling and/or hives, as it will help give you some basis in discovering sources and finding possible solutions to the problems.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2006
Urticaria hives have plagued me for nearly 3 years. Many visits to a Dermatologist and an Allergist plus numerous blood work-ups have not been of any help. Dr. Wanderer's book "Hives: The Road to Diagnosis and Treatment of Urticaria" has been very beneficial in my understanding of Urticaria and has shown me what steps to take in an attempt to pinpoint the cause. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has Urticaria. It may not help you find the cause but it will help you understand what you are faced with. It is my belief that this book should be recommended by all Doctors to people with Urticaria.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 10, 2009
This is a very informative book on chronic urticaria. If you think you have this miserable condition by all means this use the workbook section and take to your Dr! Most Dr's know little to nothing about this. It was very helpful to me.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2005
Should have gotten this book way before wasting so much time, energy, fraustration, and money on all the different doctors/medications/injections...etc. it is too bad Dr. Wanderer is not in Los Angeles otherwise I would love to see him also refer him to others
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I have been a chronic urticaria sufferer for 5 1/2 years and have been on Prednisone for the last 4 1/2 years. My doctor ordered the book after my recommendation and we are using it together to try new medications and therapies. Thank you Dr. Wanderer!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2011
clear and well written basic facts along with worksheet which can be shared with physician.some discussion of treatment modalities and medications
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