Allergy & Immunology

CD63 Ratio May Predict Allergic Reaction Severity in Peanut Food Challenge

CD63 Ratio May Predict Allergic Reaction Severity in Peanut Food Challenge

Researchers developed a predictive algorithm to identify individuals with a higher risk for severe reactions to the standardized peanut oral food challenge.

Some Common Allergies Linked to Odds of Autism in Children

Some Common Allergies Linked to Odds of Autism in Children

Significant, positive link for common allergies, especially food allergy, with autism

Seasonal Allergies: Treatment Tips From the FDA

Seasonal Allergies: Treatment Tips From the FDA

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The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has released updated tips for the treatment of seasonal allergies.

Seasonal Allergies: Which Medication is Right for You?

Seasonal allergies are usually caused by plant pollen, which can come from trees, weeds and grasses in the spring, and by ragweed and other weeds in late summer and early fall.

Birch Pollen-Related Foods Can Trigger Dermatitis Reactions

Birch Pollen-Related Foods Can Trigger Dermatitis Reactions

Intake may lead to aggravation of symptoms in patients with atopic dermatitis, birch pollen allergy

Infant Use of Acid-Suppressants, Antibiotics Tied to Allergic Disease Development

Infant Use of Acid-Suppressants, Antibiotics Tied to Allergic Disease Development

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Some allergic diseases associated with acid-suppressive, antibiotic intake in infants younger than 6 months old include food allergies, anaphylaxis, asthma, and allergic rhinitis.

Maternal Probiotic, Fish Oil Intake Linked to Offspring Immune Development

Maternal Probiotic, Fish Oil Intake Linked to Offspring Immune Development

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Maternal diet may be correlated with certain autoimmune-associated diseases in offspring.

Seasonal SCIT dose adjustments fail to reduce systemic reactions in pediatric patients

Seasonal SCIT dose adjustments fail to reduce systemic reactions in pediatric patients

Researchers sought to assess the effect of seasonal dose adjustments on the rate of systemic reactions in pediatric patients receiving standardized allergen subcutaneous immunotherapy.

Allergic response in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyposis

Allergic response in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyposis

Researchers assessed the use of dupilumab in adults with chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps who did not respond to treatment with intranasal corticosteroids.

Flu vaccine safe for individuals with egg allergy

Flu vaccine safe for individuals with egg allergy

Inactivated and live attenuated flu vaccines can be safely administered to people with egg allergies.

Children are exposed to more allergens in daycare than at home

Children are exposed to more allergens in daycare than at home

Day-care centers have more allergens from pets and mites than in homes.

Peanut patch produces significant treatment response in patients with allergies

Peanut patch produces significant treatment response in patients with allergies

A 250-μg peanut patch produces a significant treatment response in peanut-allergic patients treated for a year.

Fish consumption may trigger food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome

Fish consumption may trigger food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome

Fish is an important trigger of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome.

FDA approves labeling change for peanut allergies

FDA approves labeling change for peanut allergies

The FDA now recognizes the NIH recommendation that peanut products should be introduced in a child's diet between ages 4 and 6 months.

Bee stings and allergies: prevention and treatment tips

Bee stings and allergies: prevention and treatment tips

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Symptoms of an allergic reaction to an insect sting may include itching and hives, swelling in the throat or tongue, difficulty breathing, dizziness, stomach cramps, nausea, or diarrhea.

Many children with suspected penicillin allergy may not be allergic

Many children with suspected penicillin allergy may not be allergic

A 3-part testing process may facilitate increased use of first-line penicillin antibiotics in the pediatric emergency department.

Some EpiPen auto-injectors recalled due to possible defect

Some EpiPen auto-injectors recalled due to possible defect

Mylan is recalling select lots of EpiPen due to a defect that might render it difficult to activate in an emergency.

One-third of asthma patients may be misdiagnosed

One-third of asthma patients may be misdiagnosed

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About one-third of adults with physician-diagnosed asthma in the last 5 years may not have a current diagnosis.

NIH releases addendum guidelines to prevent peanut allergies through early introduction

NIH releases addendum guidelines to prevent peanut allergies through early introduction

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The NIAID has issued addendum guidelines regarding the early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants at risk for peanut allergies.

Food additives may affect recurrent aphthous stomatitis

Food additives may affect recurrent aphthous stomatitis

Participants underwent patch testing for food in an effort to examine whether food additives play a role in recurrent aphthous stomatitis etiology.

Prenatal fish oil supplementation may reduce asthma risk in children

Prenatal fish oil supplementation may reduce asthma risk in children

Supplementation during pregnancy was associated with reduction in risk of persistent wheezing and asthma in offspring.

Higher cured meat intake linked to worsening asthma

Higher cured meat intake linked to worsening asthma

Cured meat intake levels also had an indirect effect mediated by body mass index.

FDA bans powdered surgeon's and patient examination gloves

FDA bans powdered surgeon's and patient examination gloves

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The FDA has issued a final ruling to ban powdered surgeon's gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon's glove.

Exposure to mold and dampness may increase risk of asthma and rhinitis

Exposure to mold and dampness may increase risk of asthma and rhinitis

Exposure during infancy was associated with increased risk up to 16 years of age, especially for nonallergic disease.

Report outlines strategy to improve food allergy safety in US

Report outlines strategy to improve food allergy safety in US

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The Committee on Food Allergies concluded that the actual prevalence of food allergies is unknown due to misinterpretation of symptoms and lack of simple diagnostic tests.

Early peanut introduction may increase odds of successful oral food challenge

Early peanut introduction may increase odds of successful oral food challenge

Early introduction increased the probability of a successful oral food challenge.

Primary care providers order more food allergen panels than allergists

Primary care providers order more food allergen panels than allergists

Primary care providers also order more tests for uncommon causes of food allergy and generate higher costs.

Edible seeds becoming major food allergens

Edible seeds becoming major food allergens

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The inclusion of seeds in food and food products may be a contributing factor in the increase of seed allergies.

Indoor environmental control strategies to manage asthma in children

Indoor environmental control strategies to manage asthma in children

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Strategies include source removal, source control, and asthma education.

Skin patch may help children and teens with peanut allergy

Skin patch may help children and teens with peanut allergy

The patch delivers small amounts of peanut protein in the hope of boosting peanut tolerance for kids and teens.

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