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Health News - Allergy

Best eye drops for people with itchy eyes
In this article, learn about what eye drops are available for itchy eyes, when eye drops should be used, and when people should see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Molecular mechanism behind why allergies are more common in developed countries discovered
Researchers have discovered a molecular mechanism that could explain why allergies are less common in developing countries. (Medical News Today)

People can 'suppress' hay fever with three years of pollen pills or injections
Patients blighted by hay fever could markedly reduce symptoms for several years after a three-year course of treatment, but not after two years of treatment, researchers have found. (Medical News Today)

Cold or Allergies? How to Tell the Difference
What are the similarities between allergies and colds, and what are the durations of symptoms? How do treatments differ? When should a doctor be seen? (Medical News Today)

Are prebiotics or probiotics effective against dermatitis?
Evidence supporting a key role for an altered gut microbiome in the development of atopic dermatitis (AD) would suggest that the use of probiotics or prebiotics to correct microbial imbalances in... (Medical News Today)

Protein IL-33 found to drive allergic sensitivity in the neonatal lung
Scientists from the lab of Bart Lambrecht (VIB-UGent) and Erasmus University have found evidence that interleukin-33 (IL-33), a protein created by white blood cells, is a key driver of allergic... (Medical News Today)

Bee sting vaccine opens door to new allergy remedies
A bee vaccine developed in Australia is opening doors to new remedies for a range of other insect, plant and pollen allergies. (Medical News Today)

NIH-sponsored expert panel issues clinical guidelines to prevent peanut allergy
Recommendations focus on introducing peanut-containing foods to infants.An expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National... (Medical News Today)

Dyspnea: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Dyspnea involves a shortness of breath. Causes include illness, heart problems, and altitude. Find out what dyspnea is and how to reduce its impact. (Medical News Today)

Interleukin-1α causes people to choke on air
Scientists at the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) at Osaka University, Japan have pinpointed a specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution. (Medical News Today)

Scripps Florida scientists identify novel compound to alleviate pain and itch
In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a possible drug candidate that suppresses pain and itch in animal models. (Medical News Today)

Community healthcare professionals lack knowledge on severe allergic reactions in children
School first aiders, community pharmacists and GP practice nurses overestimate the risk of fatal reaction for children with food allergy, suggests a new study, yet some are unable to treat allergic... (Medical News Today)

Greater efforts are needed to encourage patients to report adverse drug reactions
In a review of published studies addressing patients' perceptions and factors influencing their reporting of adverse drug reactions, most patients were not aware of reporting systems and others... (Medical News Today)

Schools environment associated with asthma symptoms
Do air-borne allergens in schools affect students' asthma symptoms?A new article by Wanda Phipatanakul, M.D., M.S. (Medical News Today)

African-American, white and Latino children have different food allergen profiles
Allergy and immunology experts at Rush University Medical Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. (Medical News Today)

Allergies during pregnancy linked with autism, ADHD
Evidence of connections between neurodevelopmental disease and the immune system is steadily growing. Breaking research adds more flesh to the bone. (Medical News Today)

Cough Variant Asthma: Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatment
What is cough variant asthma, how does it differ from other types of asthma, and what are its causes? Learn about the diagnosis and prevention of CVA here. (Medical News Today)

College students with food allergies find big challenges in staying safe
Students don't want to be defined by allergies, but value feeling secure.A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found... (Medical News Today)

Many doctors still don't know facts about penicillin allergy
If you think you're allergic to penicillin, but have never been tested, ask for a referral to an allergist to confirm the allergy. (Medical News Today)

How should you introduce peanuts to your child?
Food allergies can be serious and even life-threatening. Introducing peanuts into your child's diet is nerve-wracking. New guidelines offer assistance. (Medical News Today)

Mouse study shows antibody can soothe raging, nerve-driven poison ivy itch
Strategy could ease itching where steroids, antihistamines are only partly effective. (Medical News Today)

How to Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose: Eight Possible Treatments
Nasal congestion is quite common but there may be accompanying symptoms to look out for. Learn what causes a stuffy nose and what treatments are available. (Medical News Today)

Common Causes of Scalp Tenderness and Sensitivity
What is scalp tenderness and what are its causes and symptoms? Learn how to diagnose scalp tenderness and what treatments are available. (Medical News Today)

Treating children's peanut allergy via skin patch shows promise in trial
Clinical trial of a skin patch to treat peanut allergy concludes treatment is safe and modestly effective, with greatest benefits for younger children. (Medical News Today)

Treating a Horsefly Bite: What to Do
Learn what horseflies are and how you can distinguish a horsefly bite from other insect bites. How can a bite be prevented or treated? (Medical News Today)

Health Tip: Could Allergy Shots Help You?
Title: Health Tip: Could Allergy Shots Help You?
Category: Health News
Created: 2/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/21/2017 (Medicine Net)

Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals
Title: Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals
Category: Health News
Created: 2/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/17/2017 (Medicine Net)

Immunotherapy Not a Quick Fix for Hay Fever
Title: Immunotherapy Not a Quick Fix for Hay Fever
Category: Health News
Created: 2/14/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/15/2017 (Medicine Net)

Makeup Allergy
Title: Makeup Allergy
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/14/2017 (Medicine Net)

Needed: An 'Action Plan' for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions
Title: Needed: An 'Action Plan' for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions
Category: Health News
Created: 2/13/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/13/2017 (Medicine Net)

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Check Again
Title: Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Check Again
Category: Health News
Created: 2/6/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/7/2017 (Medicine Net)

STD Quiz: Symptoms, Testing & List
Title: STD Quiz: Symptoms, Testing & List
Category: MedicineNet Quiz
Created: 10/6/2010 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/18/2017 (Medicine Net)

Antihistamine Shots (Injections)
Title: Antihistamine Shots (Injections)
Category: Medications
Created: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/18/2017 (Medicine Net)

Allergy (Allergies)
Title: Allergy (Allergies)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 7/23/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/13/2017 (Medicine Net)

CVS Cuts Price of Generic Competitor to EpiPen
Title: CVS Cuts Price of Generic Competitor to EpiPen
Category: Health News
Created: 1/12/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/13/2017 (Medicine Net)

New Guidelines Urge Early Intro to Peanut Products in High-Risk Infants
Title: New Guidelines Urge Early Intro to Peanut Products in High-Risk Infants
Category: Health News
Created: 1/5/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/5/2017 (Medicine Net)

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