Shellfish allergies: can they be treated?
Shellfish allergy is a type of hyper-immune response mediated by Immunoglobulin E
Exposing baby to foods early may help prevent allergies
There's no reason to restrict early introduction to allergenic foods
Introduce peanut products as early as 4 months to prevent allergies, report says
Pediatricians now recommend introducing peanut-based foods to infants before their first birthday to prevent peanut allergies
A good spring clean can help tame seasonal allergies
A thorough cleaning helps get rid of things like dust, mold, pet dander and other allergens
The best way to treat seasonal allergies
Spring welcomes warm weather and sun, but it also is the height of allergy season
Supervised self-injection with empty syringes improved comfort in food-allergic adolescents administering epinephrine, study finds
A new intervention could save lives, recognizing that adolescents are at higher risk for fatal food-allergic reactions.
Allergies? Probiotic combination may curb your symptoms, new study finds
As we head into allergy season, you may feel less likely to grab a hanky and sneeze. That’s because new University of Florida research shows a probiotic combination might help reduce hay fever symptoms, if it’s taken during allergy season.
Shorter course of immunotherapy does not improve symptoms of allergic rhinitis long-term
Among patients with moderate to severe seasonal allergic rhinitis, two years of immunotherapy tablets was not significantly different from placebo in improving nasal symptoms at 3-year follow-up, according to a study appearing in the February 14 issue of JAMA.
Novel tool can identify COPD
A novel approach for the identification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been developed by a team of researchers. COPD is underdiagnosed, and previous screening tools have relied on smoking history and patient report of cough and sputum. COPD is often uncovered during exacerbations and after significant loss of lung function.
Peanut allergies common among children with asthma, but families often do not know
Up to 3% of children in the US, Western Europe and Australia are affected by peanut allergies, with evidence also emerging that this sensitivity is beginning to affect children in Asia and Africa. These allergies develop early in life and are rarely outgrown.