Allergy & Immunology

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.

Children with farm exposure have decreased regulatory T cells

Children with farm exposure have decreased regulatory T cells

Regulatory T cells are decreased with farm exposure and increased among those with asthma.

Identifying patients at risk of life-threatening allergic reactions to food

Identifying patients at risk of life-threatening allergic reactions to food

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Researchers examine factors that could help clinicians identify patients with the highest risk of fatal anaphylaxis.

Allergic sensitization is common in pediatric asthma

Allergic sensitization is common in pediatric asthma

Children were assessed for allergic sensitization by two microarray system. As a result, 47% of children had allergic sensitization.

Introducing allergens at an early age may help prevent food allergies

Introducing allergens at an early age may help prevent food allergies

Introducing foods like eggs and peanuts to babies may decrease their chance of developing allergies later in life.

Alternative treatments for patients with lidocaine allergies

Alternative treatments for patients with lidocaine allergies

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Alternative anesthetics can be used for patients who have a lidocaine allergy.

Stat consult: Allergic rhinits

Stat consult: Allergic rhinits

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Allergic rhinitis is the twelfth most common diagnosis made at family physician visits.

How effective is a kenalog injection for seasonal allergies?

How effective is a kenalog injection for seasonal allergies?

Corticosteroids may relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis, but are not always appropriate.

Children with milk allergy have lower calcium, bone mineral density levels

Children with milk allergy have lower calcium, bone mineral density levels

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Children with cow's milk allergy have lower bone mineral density scores that likely result from their reduced calcium intake.

Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy  reduces mite sensitization in infants

Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy reduces mite sensitization in infants

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Mothers who take high doses of vitamin D during pregnancy reduce sensitization of their infants to mites at 18 months.

Egg-allergic children tolerate hydrolyzed egg preparation

Egg-allergic children tolerate hydrolyzed egg preparation

Hydrolyzed egg preparation increased tolerance to egg in allergic patients.

Increased reports of alpha-gal syndrome in US

Increased reports of alpha-gal syndrome in US

The increase in patients has been attributed to an increased understanding of presentation and diagnostic testing of alpha-gal syndrome.

FDA proposes a ban on powdered medical gloves

FDA proposes a ban on powdered medical gloves

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The FDA has announced a proposal to ban most powdered gloves in the United States.

Omalizumab effectively treats chronic spontaneous hives

Omalizumab effectively treats chronic spontaneous hives

At week 28, omalizumab was superior to the palcebo in treating chronic spontaneous urticaria.

Link found between DNA allergy markers and season of birth

Link found between DNA allergy markers and season of birth

DNA methylation has been associated with season of birth and likelihood of allergy development.

Allergen immunotherapy effective in treating local allergic rhinitis

Allergen immunotherapy effective in treating local allergic rhinitis

Significant improvements were found in allergen immunotherapy for local allergic rhinitis.

Conjunctivitis confusion: are we overtreating pink eye?

Conjunctivitis confusion: are we overtreating pink eye?

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Identifying the type of conjunctivitis that a patient has is the key to identifying the most effective course of action.

Tips for helping patients with allergies prepare for another bad pollen season

Tips for helping patients with allergies prepare for another bad pollen season

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This spring may bring another bad pollen season, but clinicians can help their patients cope with allergies by using tips from the ACAAI.

Exposure therapy effective in infants at-risk for peanut allergy

Exposure therapy effective in infants at-risk for peanut allergy

Researchers found that at-risk infants exposed to peanuts developed a long-term tolerance to peanuts, compared to those who avoided peanuts.

Hydrolyzed formula not linked to lower rates of asthma, allergies

Hydrolyzed formula not linked to lower rates of asthma, allergies

Nearly 70 years of data showed no protective effect provided by hydrolyzed formula for infants.

Penicillin allergy and the risk for chronic hives

Penicillin allergy and the risk for chronic hives

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Prevalence of self-reported penicillin allergy was 3 times greater among those with chronic hives.

Epinephrine use for food
 allergies

Epinephrine use for food
 allergies

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Health care providers should increase efforts to show parents of children with food allergies when and how to use an epinephrine auto-injector.

Tips for avoiding allergic 
reactions to nickel

Tips for avoiding allergic 
reactions to nickel

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The American Academy of Dermatology has released recommendations on avoiding an allergic reaction to nickel.

Patients with allergic rhinitis likely to develop asthma, mental health comorbidities

Patients with allergic rhinitis likely to develop asthma, mental health comorbidities

Patients with prevalent allergic rhinitis are 3 times more likely to develop asthma or mental health related comorbidities.

Cardiovascular risk higher with pediatric allergies

Cardiovascular risk higher with pediatric allergies

Even after adjusting for obesity, researchers discovered that children with allergic diseases may double their risk of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and other related cardiovascular diseases.

Early introduction of allergenic foods reduces food allergy risk in infants

Early introduction of allergenic foods reduces food allergy risk in infants

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The systemic introduction of potentially allergenic food to infants between 4 and 6 months of age decreases the child's risk of developing a food allergy by as much as 80%.

Food allergies caused by cross-reacting allergens

Food allergies caused by cross-reacting allergens

According to a position paper published in "Allergy," food allergy can be caused by immunological reactions to common inhalant allergens.

Epinephrine for suspected anaphylaxis

Epinephrine for suspected anaphylaxis

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Epinephrine should be used if anaphylaxis is suspected, even if it is unconfirmed.

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