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Topic: Allergies: Misc.

10/15/2015

 

Vaccines Rarely Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: CDC
Just 33 people from 25 million immunized were affected, researchers report

10/5/2015

 

Health Tip: Climate Can Affect Allergies
Monitor weather changes

9/1/2015

 

Health Tip: Coping With Mosquito Bites
Suggestions to help ease the itch

8/20/2015

 

Got a Rash? You Might Be Allergic to Nickel, Dermatologist Says
Commonly used in metal jewelry, it's also found in food, topical medicines and medical implants

8/1/2015

 

Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List
From students to teachers to school nurses, everyone needs to be on the same page to prevent problems

7/24/2015

 

Health Tip: Know the Dangers of Mold
It can cause serious allergic reactions

7/20/2015

 

Health Tip: Are You Allergic to Latex?
Here are common symptoms

7/10/2015

 

Straight Talk About Poison Ivy
Itchy red rash caused by exposure to plant's oil, not by brushing against its leaves, dermatologist says

7/10/2015

 

Second Severe Allergic Reaction Isn't Uncommon
Study finds about one in seven kids has repeat episode

7/2/2015

 

How to Avoid July Fourth Allergy Flare-Ups
Smoke, stings, mold are common summer allergens that can trigger asthma, allergy attacks, experts say

6/30/2015

 

Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study
For serious grass allergy, shots may be more effective, researcher says

6/6/2015

 

Poison Ivy's Gonna Get Ya...
Unless you follow these handy tips

5/24/2015

 

Do You Need a Doctor for Bug Bites and Bee Stings?
Most can be treated at home, but learn signs of emergency, expert advises

5/22/2015

 

Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?
New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect

5/13/2015

 

Health Tip: Pollen Isn't the Only Allergen
Other things that can make you sneeze

5/12/2015

 

Peanut Allergy Exposure Occurs Most Often at Home, Study Says
Majority of moderate, severe reactions are handled inappropriately

5/5/2015

 

Is It a Cold or an Allergy?
How parents can help relieve kids' hay fever symptoms

4/29/2015

 

Surge in Pollen May Spur Many Cases of Dry Eye
Both are at their worst this time of year, study says

4/23/2015

 

Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac Rashes Can Be Serious
But, expert says most can safely be treated at home

4/21/2015

 

Health Tip: Manage Allergies in the Bedroom
A clean room should mean better sleep

4/17/2015

 

Spring Allergy Season Could Be a Bloomin' Nightmare
Doctors predict a shorter but rougher stretch of coughing, sneezing and wheezing

4/15/2015

 

Health Tip: When Pollen Counts are High
Avoid the outdoors

4/7/2015

 

In Rare Cases, Kids Can Get Food Allergies From Donated Blood
But these 'transferred' reactions clear up within a few months, experts say

3/29/2015

 

Spring Allergies Have Arrived
Expert offers tips to tame springtime sneezing and sniffling

3/27/2015

 

Expert Offers Tips to Help Babies With Stuffy Noses
Humidity and moisture can help prevent and treat congestion

3/23/2015

 

Smog Plus Pollen May Mean Even More Sneezing
Higher levels of airborne ozone, nitrogen dioxide might boost potency of birch tree allergen: study

3/21/2015

 

Tips for Managing Spring Allergies
Know your triggers, expert says

3/16/2015

 

Spring Allergies Coming Into Bloom
Expert offers tips to minimize discomfort

3/10/2015

 

Health Tip: Easing Your Child's Allergies
Close the windows to help keep pollen out

2/23/2015

 

Exposing Babies to Peanuts May Help Curb Allergy Risk
Many high-risk infants should be given peanut products starting at four months, researchers say

2/23/2015

 

Controlled Exposure to Peanuts at Early Age Shows Promise as Allergy Treatment
When given to toddlers, therapy helped them shed sensitivity, researchers report

2/23/2015

 

Host of Factors Influence Baby's Immune System
Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report

2/23/2015

 

Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?
Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease

2/23/2015

 

Skin Patch Shows Promise in Easing Peanut Allergy
Wearable device appears to 'educate' cells not to react to the food allergen, researchers say

2/16/2015

 

Moldy Homes May Mean More Asthma in Young Kids
Those with allergies at greatest asthma risk, study finds

2/11/2015

 

Milk Lurks in Some Dark Chocolate, Posing Allergy Risk: FDA
You can't always believe what you read on a product's label, agency says

2/10/2015

 

Health Tip: Coping With Mold Allergy
Reduce moisture in your home

2/4/2015

 

Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia
Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

2/2/2015

 

New Guidelines for People With Nasal Allergies
Testing is recommended, sinus imaging is not for hay fever

1/23/2015

 

Keep Allergies in Mind When Planning Valentine's Day
Expert offers allergen-avoiding advice for buying gifts and planning a night out

1/21/2015

 

Health Tip: Spotting the Signs of Eye Allergy
Symptoms may include itching, watering, redness

1/6/2015

 

Health Tip: Can't Eat Wheat Flour?
Try one of these alternatives

12/20/2014

 

Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies
Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times

12/18/2014

 

Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction
Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report

12/2/2014

 

Experts Urge Quick Use of Epinephrine for Severe Allergic Reactions
New guidelines emphasize how effective and safe the injection is

11/25/2014

 

Infants With Eczema May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy: Study
If damaged skin exposed to peanut proteins in household dust, chances of allergy higher, researcher says

11/22/2014

 

'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies
Expert gives tips on avoiding problems

11/7/2014

 

Many Docs Mistaken About Allergies: Study
Survey results show lots of primary care physicians lack knowledge of causes, treatments

11/7/2014

 

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not
In studies, vast majority of people who said they had the allergy showed no evidence of it in skin tests

11/7/2014

 

Schools With EpiPens Save Lives, Study Says
First incident may come from a new lunch food

11/5/2014

 

Climate Change Will Boost Grass Pollen Production, Study Contends
The result: increased 'exposure and suffering in grass pollen-allergic individuals,' researchers say

10/29/2014

 

FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens
Labels omitting certain ingredients are leading cause of FDA recalls

10/24/2014

 

Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation
Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says

10/20/2014

 

Health Tip: Listen to Your Child About Food Allergies
Things kids may say when they're having an allergic reaction

10/14/2014

 

Allergy to Some Metal Implants Linked to Rare Skin Cancer, Study Says
Researchers say testing patients for adverse reaction may be needed

10/10/2014

 

Medicines Are Biggest Culprit in Fatal Allergic Reactions: Study
Antibiotics, contrast material for scans lead the list of triggers

9/29/2014

 

Health Tip: What Causes Hives?
Most commonly, exposure to an allergen

9/19/2014

 

More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions
Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

9/2/2014

 

More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies
Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say

8/28/2014

 

Health Tip: Recognizing Hay Fever
The most common type of allergy

8/3/2014

 

Stay Out of Stinging Insects' Way This Summer
Bees, wasps and other pests send about 500,000 Americans to the hospital annually

7/21/2014

 

Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives
Xolair found safe, effective for reducing symptoms, study finds

7/18/2014

 

Health Tip: Thwart Mold at Home
Address any leaks or damp areas

7/15/2014

 

Kids From Dairy Farms Have Lower Allergy Risk, Study Finds
Benefits evident from birth, researchers say

7/14/2014

 

iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids
Report involving 11-year-boy points to a simple solution: an iPad case

6/26/2014

 

Milk, Egg Allergies Seem to Make Parents Most Anxious
Two-thirds of parents accurately assess severity of their child's food allergy, study reports

6/25/2014

 

Some Acne Products Can Trigger Severe Allergic Reactions: FDA
In rare instances, reactions are potentially life-threatening, agency says

6/8/2014

 

Sizing Up Your Options for Hay Fever Relief
Newly approved meds dial down your immune system's reaction to allergens

6/6/2014

 

Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study
Exposure to a little dust, dander in infancy might prime tots' immune systems, research finds

5/5/2014

 

Health Tip: Controlling Dust and Dust Mites
Clean up dust quickly, particularly in the bedroom

5/5/2014

 

FDA Panel Says No to Over-the-Counter Allergy Drug Singulair
Experts expressed relief at the decision, citing safety concerns

4/18/2014

 

Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy
Tablet placed under the tongue

4/17/2014

 

FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
Ragwitek helps the body immunize itself against the offending plant

4/15/2014

 

Health Tip: Minimizing Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
Close the windows and run the air conditioner

4/11/2014

 

Spring Cleaning Helps Stave Off Allergy Symptoms: Experts
Tips for keeping pollen, mold and dust mites from your home

4/9/2014

 

Health Tip: Antihistamines Have Side Effects
Some can make you very drowsy

4/6/2014

 

So Long Snow, Hello Pollen
Doctor shares tips for handling spring allergies

4/2/2014

 

FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
Oralair cuts symptoms linked to pollens of certain grasses

4/2/2014

 

Under-the-Tongue Tablet Approved for Grass Allergies
To be started 4 months before allergy season

3/25/2014

 

Health Tip: Understanding Eye Allergies
Here are common triggers

3/21/2014

 

Could 'Nasal Filter' Device Help Ease Allergies?
It appeared to reduce sneezing, runny nose in small, preliminary study, but more testing needed, doctors say

3/13/2014

 

Health Tip: Using a Humidifier
Clean it often

3/7/2014

 

Allergy Rates Surprisingly Similar Across the U.S., Study Finds
However, young children in southern states suffer more than their peers in other regions

3/3/2014

 

Food Allergies Have Nearly Doubled Among Black Children
Unclear if it's due to better detection or environmental triggers, researchers say

2/4/2014

 

Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

2/3/2014

 

January 2014 Briefing - Allergy

1/31/2014

 

Blood Test Might Help Tell When Peanut Allergy Is Gone: Study
Findings might one day benefit patients who go through therapy to build up resistance to allergen

1/30/2014

 

Health Tip: Inform Your Allergic Child
The youngster should know to avoid certain foods

1/29/2014

 

Health Tip: Prevent Dust Allergy Symptoms
Keep your home as clean as possible

1/28/2014

 

FDA Panel Considers First Pill for Ragweed Allergy
Placed under the tongue, it helps the body immunize itself against the offending plant

1/28/2014

 

FDA Advisers: Pill for Ragweed Allergy Safe and Effective
Placed under the tongue, it helps the body immunize itself against the offending plant

1/17/2014

 

Stocking Epinephrine in Schools Might Save Lives
Advocates say one in four allergic reactions happens for the first time on school grounds

1/14/2014

 

Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Methylisothiazolinone ID'd
Case series shows six cases of allergic contact dermatitis; all in children using wet wipes

1/13/2014

 

Preservative in Baby Wipes Linked to Rashes in Some Children
Researchers report six cases where stopping use of wipes resolved skin reaction

1/2/2014

 

December 2013 Briefing - Allergy

12/23/2013

 

Eating More Nuts During Pregnancy Might Help Prevent Allergies in Kids: Study
Experts say mothers who consume more nuts won't raise -- and might reduce -- risk in children

12/16/2013

 

Dogs May Guard Babies Against Asthma, Allergies
Researchers working with mice found presence of a pet reduced immune system response to allergens

12/15/2013

 

Tips for Tackling Winter Allergy Triggers
Spending time indoors can raise exposure to mold, dust mites, pets, chemicals and fumes, experts warn

12/4/2013

 

Study: Pollen Allergies May Raise Risk for Blood Cancers in Women
Researchers say hormones might play role in link, but don't know why

12/2/2013

 

November 2013 Briefing - Allergy

11/26/2013

 

Nasal Allergies, Hay Fever Tied to More Migraines in Study
But it's unknown if allergic conditions bring on headache or vice versa, researcher says

11/14/2013

 

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Nov. 7-11

11/14/2013

 

Obama Signs Bill to Encourage Schools to Stock Epinephrine
Financial incentive for states to maintain epinephrine supply in schools

11/8/2013

 

Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity May Be an Allergy
Clinical, laboratory, and histological characteristics of NCWS appear like a food sensitivity

11/8/2013

 

Could Mothers' Allergy Shots in Pregnancy Lower Kids' Risk?
More research needed to confirm early study findings

11/8/2013

 

Certain Allergies Plus Blood Pressure Meds Could Be Bad Mix
People on ACE inhibitors can experience oral allergy syndrome, a rare reaction to some fruits, vegetables

11/8/2013

 

Did Bone Marrow Transplant Cure Peanut Allergy?
Unusual case report details how 10-year-old boy was treated for leukemia and lost sensitivity to peanuts

11/8/2013

 

ACAAI: Some Drugs May Worsen Oral Allergy Syndrome
Use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors may increase symptom severity

11/8/2013

 

ACAAI: Gelatin Allergy Can Cause Reaction to Flu Shot
Case report describes 4-year-old with adverse response within 15 minutes of receiving flu shot

11/8/2013

 

ACAAI: Moms' Immunotherapy May Cut Offspring Allergy Risk
After controlling for confounding variables, non-significant trend toward decreased odds of allergy

11/8/2013

 

Study: Women at Higher Risk for Allergies, Asthma
Reasons for gender difference are unclear

11/8/2013

 

Cat Allergies Double Among Asthma Sufferers, Study Reveals
Experts say findings may lead to improvements in diagnosis and treatment

11/1/2013

 

October 2013 Briefing - Allergy

10/4/2013

 

Flu Vaccine Recommendations Updated for Egg-Allergic
Patients should have vaccine in primary care or allergist office, depending on allergy severity

10/1/2013

 

September 2013 Briefing - Allergy

9/27/2013

 

Health Tip: Exercising Despite Allergies and Asthma
Make sure you take your medication first

9/27/2013

 

Health Tip: Dealing With a Child's Cough
Many times, it won't require medical treatment

9/18/2013

 

Health Tip: Allergic to Latex?
Make sure people know about your condition

9/2/2013

 

August 2013 Briefing - Allergy

8/23/2013

 

Allergies, Asthma Show Links to ADHD: Study
All three conditions on the rise, but it's unclear whether ADHD risk is affected by others

8/20/2013

 

Early-Life Probiotics Reduce Allergies, Not Asthma
Follow-up duration and probiotic strain significantly alter these effects

8/18/2013

 

Skin Allergies Can Flare Up in Summer Heat
Seasonal pitfalls include poison ivy, worsening eczema and hives, expert warns

8/16/2013

 

Childhood ADHD Linked to Atopic Diseases, Impetigo
Independently increased odds of asthma, impetigo, antihistamine drug prescriptions

8/5/2013

 

Taking the Sting Out of Insect-Bite Allergies
Immunotherapy shots can reduce risk of serious reaction, allergists say

8/2/2013

 

FDA Warns of Rare Skin Reactions to Acetaminophen
Cases happen very seldom but can lead to hospitalization or death, new warning label is planned

8/1/2013

 

July 2013 Briefing - Allergy

7/30/2013

 

One in Five Kids May 'Outgrow' Asthma
Study found girls, those with animal allergies less likely to stop wheezing as they aged

7/27/2013

 

Watch Out for Backyard Allergy Triggers
Insects, smoke, mold and sunscreen irritants can spoil your fun, allergists say

7/24/2013

 

Study of Genetic Condition May Yield Clues to Cause of Allergies
Results from kids with Loeys-Dietz syndrome might help guide treatment of all allergic diseases, researchers say

7/19/2013

 

Milk Allergy Therapy Needs More Research
Benefits of treatment that gradually increases servings may not last for some kids, long-term study finds

7/19/2013

 

Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?
Candidates include people with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or those with a wheat allergy

7/1/2013

 

June 2013 Briefing - Allergy

6/28/2013

 

Trees May Save a Life Each Year in Big Cities
U.S. Forest Service measured pollution-busting impact of 'urban forests'

6/19/2013

 

Penicillin Skin Testing Can ID Tolerance to β-Lactam Agents
Patients with reported history of penicillin allergy with negative PST tolerate β-lactam therapy

6/17/2013

 

Managing Seasonal Allergies
Despite a late spring, summer allergy season will be strong, sinus expert says

6/15/2013

 

Your Summer Cold May Actually Be an Allergic Reaction
Grass pollens and mold spores often trigger allergy symptoms during the warm-weather months

6/6/2013

 

Secondhand Smoke Impacts Infants With Family Hx of Atopy
SHS linked to longer hospital stay for infants with lower respiratory tract infection, familial atopy

6/3/2013

 

May 2013 Briefing - Allergy

5/31/2013

 

Health Tip: Using a Humidifier?
Make sure it doesn't worsen allergies

5/24/2013

 

Health Tip: Pondering Allergy Shots?
Consider allergy severity

5/16/2013

 

Eyelash Extension Adhesives May Cause Bad Reactions
Infections and allergies from cosmetic procedure can damage eyes or cause swelling, loss of eyelashes

5/15/2013

 

Health Tip: Exercise With Allergies and Asthma
Speak with an allergist first

5/10/2013

 

Allergies May Boost Severity of Lung Disease
Study finds hay fever increases frequency of respiratory problems in COPD patients

5/7/2013

 

Some Blackboard Chalks Might Spur Allergies in Kids: Study
Protein used in common classroom item may cause reaction in kids with milk allergies

5/6/2013

 

Want Tots Without Allergies? Try Sucking on Their Pacifiers
Study suggests transferring adult bacteria to infants' mouths through saliva may train immune system to ignore allergens

5/6/2013

 

Parental Saliva on Infant's Pacifier Protects From Allergies
Children whose parents 'clean' their pacifiers have significantly reduced odds of asthma, eczema

5/3/2013

 

1997 to 2011 Saw Increase in Allergies Among U.S. Children
Prevalence of all allergies lower among Hispanic children; prevalence varies with income level

5/2/2013

 

Food, Skin Allergies on the Rise Among Children: CDC
Reasons aren't known, but researchers found racial, age and income differences

5/1/2013

 

Foreign-Born U.S. Children Have Lower Odds of Atopic Disorders
After 10 years of residence in U.S., odds increase for allergic disorders, not asthma, food allergies

5/1/2013

 

April 2013 Briefing - Allergy

4/29/2013

 

Allergies: As American as Apple Pie?
U.S.-born children more likely to have asthma, hay fever and eczema than foreign-born kids, study finds

4/27/2013

 

Protect Your Kids From Pollen Allergies: Expert
Tips for keeping allergens away from their skin, out of air in your home

4/23/2013

 

Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds
They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old

4/10/2013

 

Tick-Borne Meat Allergy May Have Affected Virginia Kids
Study found 45 suspected cases in 2011 and 2012

4/2/2013

 

Got Asthma? Odds Are You Have an Allergy Too
Study found many U.S. adults suffer from both

4/1/2013

 

March 2013 Briefing - Allergy

3/28/2013

 

Springtime Allergies More Severe, Last Longer Now, Experts Say
Here are tips to stifle your sniffles, sneezes

3/28/2013

 

Health Tip: Control Pet Allergies
Limit exposure to dander

3/26/2013

 

Sublingual Immunotherapy Effective for Allergies
But analysis of current studies shows that optimal dosing is unclear

3/26/2013

 

Oral Allergy Treatment May Ease Asthma, Hay Fever, Study Finds
This under-the-tongue alternative to shots is used in Europe, but not approved in U.S.

3/22/2013

 

Health Tip: Help Stifle Allergies
Cover your mattresses

3/17/2013

 

Know What's in Your Child's Medications, FDA Warns
Mixing cold, allergy drugs can cause harm, agency says

3/15/2013

 

Skies Not-So-Friendly for Passengers With Nut Allergies
But travelers can take steps to reduce their risk of allergic reaction, study suggests

3/4/2013

 

Many Allergic to Fire Ant's Sting Don't Get Preventive Shots
Insect is endemic throughout the Southeast, researchers note, and can spur severe reaction

3/2/2013

 

Winter Weather Plays a Role in Spring Allergies, Expert Says
Sufferers urged to start taking allergy meds before pollen counts rise to prevent severe reactions

3/1/2013

 

February 2013 Briefing - Allergy

3/1/2013

 

Tattoos Can Pose Health Hazards, Doctor Warns
Industrial inks, poor skin placement may lead to variety of problems

3/1/2013

 

AAD: Complications of Tattoos and Tattoo Ink Discussed
Complications include allergic reactions, serious infections, and reactions that mimic skin cancer

3/1/2013

 

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Feb. 22-26, 2013

2/25/2013

 

Childhood Allergies May Be Affected by Race, Genetics
Early study found black toddlers more sensitive than whites to food allergens in particular

2/25/2013

 

Allergy 'Rescue' Shots May Work Better in Lower Thigh of Overweight Kids
Study found needles for lifesaving medication too short to reach upper-thigh muscle

2/25/2013

 

Food Allergies Tied to Impaired Growth in Kids
Early study suggests that avoiding allergy triggers might be a factor

2/22/2013

 

Health Tip: Help Control Eye Allergy Symptoms
A brimmed hat may help you avoid blowing pollen

2/18/2013

 

Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever
Study found patients who had treatment for 8 weeks fared better with symptoms

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