Halloween 2020 won’t look like any Halloween you or your kids have ever experienced. While costumes for past Halloweens have often included masks, we’ve never been cautioned to make sure any mask we wear has at least two layers of breathable fabric that covers our mouth and nose. But this is COVID-19 Halloween, and the […]
Follow expert guidelines to keep Halloween safe for those with allergies and asthma
Vaccine Seeks to Eliminate Cat Allergies
Cats can be your constant furry companion or the cause of lots of sneezing, an itchy throat and red, watery eyes. If you fall into that second group, you may be in luck thanks to a pending vaccine. A Swiss pharmaceutical company has developed a vaccine but it’s not for you, it’s for the cats. […]
Leaves are falling. autumn is calling. So are fall allergies
You may think you can’t tell the difference between the symptoms caused by spring, summer and fall allergies. They all usually involve sneezing, sniffling, itchy eyes and a runny nose. And while symptoms for each allergy season may be similar, the treatment can look very different, particularly if immunotherapy is an option. “Immunotherapy, in the […]
Summer Can Be Tough for Asthma Sufferers
Summertime can bring asthma sufferers a lot of misery, but lung experts say watching for warning signs of breathing trouble can guard against serious complications. “As the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health, we think it’s crucial for people with asthma to know as much as they can about the disease,” […]
If there is no label – don’t eat the food!
If you don’t have a label, don’t eat the food. This goes for at school, after school and other events.
Residual Bedbug Histamines Could Cause Medical Threat
New research findings could turn perceptions of the already despised bed bug from nuisance pest into medically important threat. A study from North Carolina State University shows that histamine levels are substantially higher in homes infested by bed bugs than in pest-free homes, and that these histamine levels persist for months — even if the […]
Mylan’s Cheaper Generic EpiPen Hits the Market
Drugmaker Mylan is rolling out a generic version of its emergency allergy treatment EpiPen at half the price of the brand name option. The company’s been under fire this year for its astronomical pricing of an inexpensive drug and has attracted Congressional inquiries. The EpiPen is filled with epinephrine and when injected can counter the […]
A Clean Home Could Reduce Your Child’s Asthma Symptoms!
Reducing indoor allergens and pollutants can help control children’s asthma, reducing their need for medication, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Many things in the home contribute to asthma symptoms and attacks, said report co-author Dr. Elizabeth Matsui. Dust mites and mold top the list, along with furry pets, smoke, […]
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 […]