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Health News - Allergy

Protein implicated in allergic reactions to medications
Reachers have discovered a single protein that could be to blame for allergic reactions to certain meds; their findings could lessen drug side effects for many patients. (Medical News Today)

Countless hitchhiking dust mites share crowded holiday flights
As if holiday travel isn't stressful enough. Now University of Michigan researchers say we're likely sharing that already overcrowded airline cabin with countless tiny creatures including house dust... (Medical News Today)

Coeliac UK welcomes new EU regulation on food labelling as providing greater certainty for people with coeliac disease
Coeliac UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease, an autoimmune disease caused by a reaction to gluten, welcomes a new EU regulation on allergen labelling in catering outlets and... (Medical News Today)

Scientists aiming to neutralize the asthma trigger
Current asthma treatments can alleviate wheezing, coughing and other symptoms felt by millions of Americans every year, but they don't get to the root cause of the condition. (Medical News Today)

Drug allergies reduced without compromising efficacy
An enzyme that usually triggers strong allergic reactions now circulates in the veins of a group of mice without alerting the immune system. (Medical News Today)

Epinephrine first and fast for a severe allergic reaction
If you are one of the millions of Americans who experiences a severe allergic reaction to food, latex or an insect sting, you should know the first line of defense in combating the reaction is... (Medical News Today)

Parasites use Trojan horse subterfuge to suppress the immunity of their victims when causing infection
Trojan horse tactic gives parasites edge over immune systemsThe finding, which shows a new trick parasites can play, paves the way to possible treatments for infectious diseases and allergies. (Medical News Today)

Four more genes identified in severe food allergy
In eosinophilic esophagitis, new targets emerge for potential treatmentsScientists have identified four new genes associated with the severe food allergy eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). (Medical News Today)

Peanut allergy in children with eczema during infancy linked to peanut in household dust
A new study led by researchers at King's College London in collaboration with the US Consortium of Food Allergy Research and the University of Dundee has found a strong link between environmental... (Medical News Today)

More asthma symptoms caused by mouse infestations than cockroach exposure
Past research has been inconsistent in determining the relative effects of mouse droppings vs. cockroach exposure on asthma in children. (Medical News Today)

Older adults with obstructive airway disease have overlapping characteristics of asthma and COPD
Coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath are symptoms asthma sufferers are used to. They are also the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Medical News Today)

The effectiveness of "medical clowns" in puncture tests
The dreaded scratch or puncture test is the most common way of assessing allergic reactions to as many as 40 different substances at once. (Medical News Today)

More than 94 percent of patients thought they were allergic to penicillin, but weren't
Many people have been told, incorrectly, that they're allergic to penicillin, but have not had allergy testing. (Medical News Today)

Seeking the best information for controlling asthma
Studies show teens know more, and most popular videos don't have best infoAsthma symptoms affect an estimated 26 million Americans and are one of the leading causes of work and school absences. (Medical News Today)

Spring pollen season not nearly as bad as reported
Last year's long, harsh winter was brutal, and caused some experts to predict the "polar vortex" would turn into the "pollen vortex," and make allergy sufferers more miserable than ever before. (Medical News Today)

Allergy myths are alive and well
People who suffer from allergies want to keep up-to-date on the latest information regarding treatment, but it's not always easy. (Medical News Today)

Emergency supplies of epinephrine in schools save lives
Millions of children across the country need emergency epinephrine at school because they could suffer a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to food or an insect... (Medical News Today)

Children's lungs adversely affected by indoor air pollution
Children with asthma and hay fever often struggle with their breathing. Add secondhand smoke, kerosene and biomass fuel to the mix and allergy and asthma symptoms increase. (Medical News Today)

Study highlights first report of severe allergic response to orange
Many people don't realize allergies and asthma go hand-in-hand, and about 90 percent of kids with asthma also have allergies. (Medical News Today)

Scientists see climate change increasing airborne allergens
Results of a new study by scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst strongly suggest that there will be notable increases in grass pollen production and allergen exposure up to 202... (Medical News Today)

Link between food allergy development and skin exposure
Food allergies are on the rise in the U.S. and other developed countries. In patients, food allergies appear as a variety of symptoms, ranging from mild skin inflammation to severe asthma. (Medical News Today)

Allergy and asthma - double trouble
Allergy is a public health problem of pandemic proportions that affects more than 150 million people in Europe. (Medical News Today)

Emergency epinephrine used 38 times in Chicago public schools
The Chicago Public School (CPS) system used emergency epinephrine in 38 cases during the 2012-2013 school year and more than half of these cases were for first-time events. (Medical News Today)

French growers up in arms over EU's pending label requirements for lavender
Next year, the European Commission is set to release guidelines for warning labels on products made with lavender oil, which reportedly can cause allergic reactions for some people. (Medical News Today)

Humid houses pose health hazards
Indoor air quality concerns more than just the fumes and smoke in the house. Dampness and mould pose health risks too, especially for people living with asthma. (Medical News Today)

Indoor Allergens
Title: Indoor Allergens
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 4/15/2000 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Watch for Food Allergies
Title: Health Tip: Watch for Food Allergies
Category: Health News
Created: 12/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/15/2014 (Medicine Net)

loratadine and pseudoephedrine (Alavert Allergy & Sinus, Claritin-D, Claritin-D 24 hour)
Title: loratadine and pseudoephedrine (Alavert Allergy & Sinus, Claritin-D, Claritin-D 24 hour)
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/12/2014 (Medicine Net)

Food Allergies vs. Food Intolerance
Title: Food Allergies vs. Food Intolerance
Category: Doctor's Views
Created: 2/11/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2014 (Medicine Net)

Poison Ivy - Potion Protection
Title: Poison Ivy - Potion Protection
Category: Doctor's Views
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2014 (Medicine Net)

hydroxyzine, Vistaril, Atarax
Title: hydroxyzine, Vistaril, Atarax
Category: Medications
Created: 4/17/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/5/2014 (Medicine Net)

Experts Urge Quick Use of Epinephrine for Severe Allergic Reactions
Title: Experts Urge Quick Use of Epinephrine for Severe Allergic Reactions
Category: Health News
Created: 12/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/3/2014 (Medicine Net)

Questions To Ask Your Doctor - Allergy
Title: Questions To Ask Your Doctor - Allergy
Category: Doctor's Views
Created: 11/30/2000 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/1/2014 (Medicine Net)

Air Pollution and Allergies: A Connection?
Title: Air Pollution and Allergies: A Connection?
Category: Doctor's Views
Created: 5/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/1/2014 (Medicine Net)

Sesame Seed Allergy: A Growing Problem?
Title: Sesame Seed Allergy: A Growing Problem?
Category: Doctor's Views
Created: 8/11/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/1/2014 (Medicine Net)

Spring Cleaning Tips for a Healthier Home
Title: Spring Cleaning Tips for a Healthier Home
Category: Doctor's Views
Created: 4/5/2006 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/1/2014 (Medicine Net)

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