The best part about Thanksgiving is spending time with family and feasting on delicious foods, but the holiday can be a challenge for individuals with a food allergy. An allergy expert at the Baylor College of Medicine offers advice on how to accommodate food allergies so everyone can have a safe holiday season. Dr. Carla […]
How to have an allergy-friendly Thanksgiving
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 […]
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 […]
How the Holidays Can Affect Your Allergies
Are the Holidays Making You Sneeze?? Allergens could be lurking around this holiday season. Common allergens can include scented candles, smoke from a fireplace, mold spores from fresh pine trees and also seasonal flowers like poinsettias. You might also sneeze a little more from getting those dusty holiday decorations from the attic or basement. If your allergies […]
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, […]
Research has Shown Antibiotics Before Age 2 May Be Linked to Allergies
Taking antibiotics at a very young age could increase the risk of certain allergies later in life, new research suggests. “Early life exposure to antibiotics is related to an increased risk of both eczema and hay fever later in life,” said Fariba Ahmadizar of Utrecht University in the Netherlands and colleagues. The researchers analyzed dozens […]