What You Need to Know About Drug Allergies

What is a drug allergy? Allergic reactions are the hyper immune response of our immune system to foreign (antigenic) substances. When certain foreign substances are introduced to the body the immune system is triggered. A hyper immune response may result in the symptoms of allergies. Medications are foreign substances and some of their components trigger […]

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Kids Can Get Food Allergies From Donated Blood

The case of an 8-year-old Canadian boy suggests that it’s possible, but rare, for children to get food allergies from blood transfusions. The boy developed an allergy to fish and peanuts after receiving a transfusion from a donor with severe allergies to these foods, reports a team led by Dr. Julia Upton, of The Hospital […]

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Millions of Adults are Affected by Work-Related Asthma

Wheezing and coughing on the job from work-related asthma is more common than you might think, according to a new U.S. health report. Almost 16% of American adults, or 1.9 million people, with asthma either developed the condition on the job or have asthma symptoms made worse by conditions in their workplace, said Dr. Jacek […]

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All About Hay Fever

Hay fever facts Hay fever (Allergic rhinitis) is common. Allergy symptoms mimic chronic colds. Allergic rhinitis can lead to other diseases. The best way to treat an allergy condition is to identify the allergic substance and avoid it. Effective treatment is available in many forms.Hay fever affects up to 30% of all people worldwide, including up […]

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Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Medications

Researchers say they’ve identified a gene that affects whether children with asthma respond to corticosteroids. These meds are the most effective treatment for chronic asthma and acute asthma attacks, but some children don’t respond well to the drugs. Researchers analyzed the genomes of 57 children with asthma, and found that the activity of a gene called […]

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Primary care physicians aren’t up to speed on allergies 03.23.2015

Going to a primary care physician may not be the best way to tackle your allergy issues. Many primary care doctors may not be up to speed on the causes and best treatments for allergies according to a study of over 400 internists and pediatricians. In fact, the researchers found that misconceptions about allergies were […]

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Farm Antibiotics Lead to Allergies

With spring and summer right around the corner this is important allergy information to be aware of! A recent study suggests that some people may be allergic to the antibiotics used to keep pests away from fruits and vegetables. This could be a concern for millions of Americans who suffer from allergies. The study profiles […]

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Did you know that one in six Americans is affected by nasal allergies?

If you are one of those people, good news! New guidelines have been issued to help doctors diagnose and treat those sniffles and sneezes. The recommendations from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation spell out the do’s and don’ts for treating what’s formally known as “allergic rhinitis” – aka hay fever. “What […]

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What You Need to Know About a Peanut Allergy

Did you know that Peanut (legume) Allergy affects nearly 2% of the population and is one of the most common causes of death due to food allergies? There are three things that characterize peanut hypersensitivity: Reactions are extremely violent and life threatening with minor exposure to the allergen. The allergy is likely to persist throughout life. It’s often associated […]

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Preventing Fall Asthma in Columbus, Ohio

The season of fall in Ohio is beautiful because of various changes in weather, outdoor colors and other seasonal transformations. However, with those changes come some not so pleasant changes in asthma triggers. Asthma sufferers generally struggle more in the fall because of the airborne particles that are present throughout the changing season. Here are […]

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