New review: What to do to prevent food allergies in infants
With food allergies in children on the rise, parents often ask the question, How do I prevent food allergies in my baby? A new review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), based on the latest evidence, interprets new evidence to guide physicians and families regarding food introduction and allergy prevention.
Antibiotic overuse might be why so many people have allergies
Scientists have warned for decades that the overuse of antibiotics leads to the development of drug-resistant bacteria, making it harder to fight infectious disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that drug resistant bacteria cause 23,000 deaths and two million illnesses each year.
Food in skincare products linked to development of allergies
Firstly goat milk and now oats have been revealed as allergenic ingredients in skin care products in a latest study by Monash University allergy researchers.
Got a rash? You might be allergic to nickel, dermatologist says
Nickel is one of the most common causes of a skin rash that occurs due to contact with an allergen, a dermatologist says.
Wheeze, ED visits increase in patients with rhinovirus
Rhinovirus appeared associated with a significant number of hospitalizations and emergency department visits, according to study results.
Even if severe allergic reaction is in doubt, epinephrine should be used
There are times when emergency physicians can’t be 100 percent sure a person is suffering from a severe allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis, and may hesitate to use epinephrine. A new article says when in doubt – administer the epinephrine.
Seasonal allergies: tips and remedies
For many people, the emergence of marauding ticks at this time of year is the least of their worries. The real struggle for these people is with seasonal allergies, also referred to as hay fever or allergic rhinitis.
High pollen levels hitting allergy sufferers hard
This year’s harsh winter staved off an early arrival of springtime allergies, but the wet weather that has gardens looking lush and green also means tree pollen – especially oak – has made things worse than usual for those who suffer.
Exposure to air pollution in the first year of life increases risk for allergies
New research from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) study shows that exposure to outdoor air pollution during the first year of life increases the risk of developing allergies to food, mould, pets and pests.
Enzyme in cosmetic products can act as allergen via the skin
Papain is an important industrial protein-degrading enzyme that is used, for example, in the food and cosmetic industries. When humans or animals come in contact with papain, strong allergic reactions of the skin can be the result, as scientists from the Messerli Research Institute of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna, and the University of Vienna have found out. Their study was published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.