RSSArchive for August, 2008

Under-Tongue Therapy May Ease Bee-Sting Allergy

Under-Tongue Therapy May Ease Bee-Sting Allergy

For people who are strongly allergic to bee venom, desensitization using sublingual (i.e., under-the-tongue) immunotherapy may be a safer than injection immunotherapy, according to a proof-of-concept clinical trial conducted in Italy. The standard way to desensitize patients with bee sting allergy is to administer small, increasing doses of venom by subcutaneous injections. However, there is […]

Key Allergy Gene Discovered

Key Allergy Gene Discovered

Scientists have pinpointed a major gene for allergic diseases. The gene was localized using cutting edge technologies for examining the whole human genome. Variants within the gene encoding the alpha chain are associated with increased levels of IgE antibodies. The newly discovered FCER1A gene encodes the alpha chain of high affinity IgE receptor, which plays […]

Do You Have Allergies? Effective Ways To Cope With Allergies!

Do You Have Allergies? Effective Ways To Cope With Allergies!

Living with allergies and experiencing allergic symptoms in your routine life can become a tough task for you. Allergies mainly occupy your life, whenever your body immune system becomes too active to certain substances called allergens. When your body identifies allergens, your immune system immediately responds to it and causes various allergic reactions such as […]

New Treatment Guidelines For Seasonal Allergies

New Treatment Guidelines For Seasonal Allergies

New guidelines for diagnosing and treating allergic rhinitis were released this month, just in time for the crush of fall allergy sufferers seeking relief from their allergist/immunologists. Allergic rhinitis, commonly called hay fever, affects an estimated 20 percent of adults and 40 percent of children in the United States, according to the AAAAI. It is […]

Are You Worried About Food Allergy? Simple Tips To Manage Your Food Allergies!

Are You Worried About Food Allergy? Simple Tips To Manage Your Food Allergies!

Having food allergy doesn’t mean that you have to avoid all kinds of outside food. If you take proper care and make healthy food choices, it is quite easy for you to enjoy food at outside places such as restaurants, parties and even at your holiday trip. However, to help you out in your way […]

Childhood Eczema Tied To Asthma Risk Later

Childhood Eczema Tied To Asthma Risk Later

Children with the allergic skin condition eczema are at increased risk of developing asthma well into adulthood, according to a decades-long study. Australian researchers found that among nearly 8,600 study participants followed from the age of 7, those who’d had childhood eczema were roughly twice as likely to develop asthma by middle-age. It’s not clear […]

The Importance Of Indoor Air Quality

The Importance Of Indoor Air Quality

If the Green movement has taught us anything, it has taught us that chemicals make us sick. It’s very obvious that the billowing clouds of smoke from the coal burning plant are bad for your lungs. The pollutants in your home may not be so obvious. There are many chemical toxins lurking in our homes […]

Back To School With Food Allergies Means Depending On Your PALs

Back To School With Food Allergies Means Depending On Your PALs

For the 2.2 million school-age children who have food allergies and their parents, back to school means educating classmates and parents before the school year even begins. In the school setting, avoiding food allergens can be difficult because they’re everywhere — in the cafeteria, on the playground, in the classroom. Food is used in class […]

Natural Remedies For Sinus And Allergy Problems!

Natural Remedies For Sinus And Allergy Problems!

Are you fed up using various drugs and medications for your sinus [Sinus allergy] and allergy problem? Sinus congestion, sneezes, cold and flu and various allergic symptoms certainly ruin your healthy and peaceful life. In addition to this, if your medications don’t work effectively, it can become much worse condition for you. So, if you […]

Ragweed Allergy Heats Up With Climate Change

Ragweed Allergy Heats Up With Climate Change

If you think your ragweed allergies are getting worse, you may be right. And global warming may be the culprit, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. That’s not good news for the estimated 36 million Americans who suffer from ragweed allergy, the primary cause of fall allergy symptoms. Ragweed season unofficially […]