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Early Exposure To Nuts Can Raise Allergy Risk

Early Exposure To Nuts Can Raise Allergy Risk

Peanut allergy is one of the most common allergies in the United States, afflicting up to 1.5 million Americans and killing about 100 people a year. To prevent an allergy from developing, doctors have recommended that small children and nursing mothers avoid peanuts. But recent studies questioned if early exposure limited the allergy or increased […]

How To Control Asthma Triggers At Home?

How To Control Asthma Triggers At Home?

Creating a healthy environment at home is very important for everyone, particularly for those who suffer from asthma. It is, however, impossible to control the outside triggers of the illness. You consequently have to be extra careful when controlling asthma triggers around your home. To control asthma successfully, you first have to identify the potential […]

An Allergy Checklist For Holiday Gatherings

An Allergy Checklist For Holiday Gatherings

Guests with asthma, respiratory disease will enjoy the party if hosts plan wisely. When hosting for the holiday season, be aware that one in six American suffer from either allergies or asthma. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology offers these tips for party throwers to help ensure their guests’ asthma and allergy symptoms […]

Fall Babies At Higher Risk For Asthma

Fall Babies At Higher Risk For Asthma

When it comes to babies and asthma, timing is everything. A new study shows that babies born four months before the peak of winter virus season are more likely to develop childhood asthma than babies born at any other time of year; that’s because the timing increases the chance of a viral respiratory infection during […]

How To Grow Allergy-Free Gardens?

How To Grow Allergy-Free Gardens?

Do you love the look and smell of gardens, but are concerned about allergies? There is no need to limit your yard to stones and concrete, if you or any family members suffer from allergies. There are many plants that are free from pollen and other allergens, which you can include in your garden. With […]

Symptoms In Asthmatic Children Worsened By Traffic Pollution

Symptoms In Asthmatic Children Worsened By Traffic Pollution

Traffic pollution, especially in cities, adversely affects respiratory health in children with asthma. A study published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Respiratory Research has found that in this vulnerable group, worsening of respiratory symptoms requiring recurrent additional treatment. A Mexican research team led by Dr Isabelle Romieu of the Institute Nacional de Sauld Publica, […]

Allergy Shots To Lymph Nodes May Work Better

Allergy Shots To Lymph Nodes May Work Better

Allergy shots given directly to the lymph nodes may bring quicker allergy relief than traditional allergy shots, according to the researchers. They studied 183 adults with hay fever, splitting the patients into two groups. One group of patients got three allergy shots to their lymph nodes over two months (one shot at the study’s start, […]

Treating Reflux Helps Kids With Asthma

Treating Reflux Helps Kids With Asthma

In children with both asthma and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), treating the latter can improve the former, according to the research. GERD is a common disease in which fluid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus, typically causing chronic heartburn and other symptoms, which can lead to erosion of the esophagus. In addition to […]

How To Control Jewelry Allergy?

How To Control Jewelry Allergy?

Few people know that gold and silver metals can cause allergies, or that the nickel content in gold and silver can cause jewelry allergies. Because pure gold and silver metals are too soft to be moulded or mounted, jewelers mix nickel, zinc or copper to make it easier to produce a desired shape or form. […]

Early Peanut Consumption May Prevent Allergy

Early Peanut Consumption May Prevent Allergy

New research casts doubt on government health recommendations that infants and new mothers avoid eating peanuts to prevent development of food allergy. The study shows that children who avoided peanut in infancy and early childhood were 10 times as likely to develop peanut allergy as those who were exposed to peanut. Researchers measured the incidence […]