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Foods To Avoid Oral Allergy Syndrome

Foods To Avoid Oral Allergy Syndrome

If you have pollen allergies, there is a 70% chance that you also suffer from what is called oral allergy syndrome, or sometimes pollen-food allergy syndrome. Oral allergy syndrome, or OAS, is sometimes confused with food allergies because the consumption of certain foods can cause your lips, tongue, and mouth to itch. Symptoms of OAS […]

Controlling Asthma During Pregnancy Means Better Outcomes For Mom, Baby

Controlling Asthma During Pregnancy Means Better Outcomes For Mom, Baby

About 8% of pregnant women suffer from asthma. Asthma can become worse during pregnancy for about one-third of these women. Uncontrolled asthma during pregnancy can cause a number of problems including premature birth and low birth weight. When a child is born too soon, he/she can suffer from a variety of problems, many of which […]

Swimming Pool Chlorine May Develop Asthma And Respiratory Allergies

Swimming Pool Chlorine May Develop Asthma And Respiratory Allergies

According to a study, swimming in a chlorinated pool may boost asthma and respiratory allergies in children. Dr. Alfred Bernard, a toxicologist at the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium, told that chlorinated products in water and air of swimming pools irritate the airways of swimmers by exerting a strong additive effect on the […]

Hypnotize Your Asthma

Hypnotize Your Asthma

Many triggers will bring on an asthma attack. Walking in the park can turn into a walk down pollen lane. Pollen is a trigger that can make your eyes run and your chest to tighten. Your pleasant walk may cause your asthma to start acting up. It is hard sometimes for a person with asthma […]

Early Day Care Doesn't Lower Kids’ Asthma Risk

Early Day Care Doesn’t Lower Kids’ Asthma Risk

Converse to earlier studies,  a new study disproves the common belief that kids who go to day care have lower rates of asthma in later life. Researchers say that it might be nothing more than wishful thinking that early day care might protect kids against asthma and allergy risk in later life. According to reports […]

Link Between Asthma And Acid Reflux

Link Between Asthma And Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is more common in people who have asthma than in the general population. In general population, rates of asthma are about 10 to 20 percent. Among asthma sufferers, the rate climbs to more than 50 percent. In the past, doctors have treated asthma patients with medications designed to treat acid reflux by reducing […]