Allergy & Immunology
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.
Regulatory T cells are decreased with farm exposure and increased among those with asthma.
Researchers examine factors that could help clinicians identify patients with the highest risk of fatal anaphylaxis.
Children were assessed for allergic sensitization by two microarray system. As a result, 47% of children had allergic sensitization.
Introducing foods like eggs and peanuts to babies may decrease their chance of developing allergies later in life.
Alternative anesthetics can be used for patients who have a lidocaine allergy.
Allergic rhinitis is the twelfth most common diagnosis made at family physician visits.
Corticosteroids may relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis, but are not always appropriate.
Children with cow's milk allergy have lower bone mineral density scores that likely result from their reduced calcium intake.
Mothers who take high doses of vitamin D during pregnancy reduce sensitization of their infants to mites at 18 months.
Hydrolyzed egg preparation increased tolerance to egg in allergic patients.
The increase in patients has been attributed to an increased understanding of presentation and diagnostic testing of alpha-gal syndrome.
The FDA has announced a proposal to ban most powdered gloves in the United States.
At week 28, omalizumab was superior to the palcebo in treating chronic spontaneous urticaria.