Allergy & Immunology
Researchers developed a predictive algorithm to identify individuals with a higher risk for severe reactions to the standardized peanut oral food challenge.
Significant, positive link for common allergies, especially food allergy, with autism
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has released updated tips for the treatment of seasonal allergies.
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.
Intake may lead to aggravation of symptoms in patients with atopic dermatitis, birch pollen allergy
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 diet may be correlated with certain autoimmune-associated diseases in offspring.
Researchers sought to assess the effect of seasonal dose adjustments on the rate of systemic reactions in pediatric patients receiving standardized allergen subcutaneous immunotherapy.
Researchers assessed the use of dupilumab in adults with chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps who did not respond to treatment with intranasal corticosteroids.
Inactivated and live attenuated flu vaccines can be safely administered to people with egg allergies.
Day-care centers have more allergens from pets and mites than in homes.
A 250-μg peanut patch produces a significant treatment response in peanut-allergic patients treated for a year.
Fish is an important trigger of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome.
The FDA now recognizes the NIH recommendation that peanut products should be introduced in a child's diet between ages 4 and 6 months.
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.
A 3-part testing process may facilitate increased use of first-line penicillin antibiotics in the pediatric emergency department.
Mylan is recalling select lots of EpiPen due to a defect that might render it difficult to activate in an emergency.
About one-third of adults with physician-diagnosed asthma in the last 5 years may not have a current diagnosis.
The NIAID has issued addendum guidelines regarding the early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants at risk for peanut allergies.
Participants underwent patch testing for food in an effort to examine whether food additives play a role in recurrent aphthous stomatitis etiology.
Supplementation during pregnancy was associated with reduction in risk of persistent wheezing and asthma in offspring.
Cured meat intake levels also had an indirect effect mediated by body mass index.
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 during infancy was associated with increased risk up to 16 years of age, especially for nonallergic disease.
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 introduction increased the probability of a successful oral food challenge.
Primary care providers also order more tests for uncommon causes of food allergy and generate higher costs.
The inclusion of seeds in food and food products may be a contributing factor in the increase of seed allergies.
Strategies include source removal, source control, and asthma education.
The patch delivers small amounts of peanut protein in the hope of boosting peanut tolerance for kids and teens.