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Health News - Allergy

Poison Oak: Identifying and Treating this Poisonous Plant Rash
Learn all about poison oak and the itchy rashes that it can cause. This article looks at treatment for rashes and how to identify poison oak. (Medical News Today)

All You Need to Know About Flea Bites
Learn all about flea bites, including what they look like, what symptoms they cause, and how to tell the difference between a flea bite and a bed bug bite. (Medical News Today)

List of Common Types of Allergy Medicine
This article lists some common medicines for allergies, including seasonal, food, and skin allergies. Symptoms and prevention tips are also included. (Medical News Today)

Dealing with Spider Bites: What You Need to Know
Are spider bites dangerous? This article looks at the reasons spiders bite humans, the signs to look out for, and remedies for spider bites. (Medical News Today)

Eosinophils: All You Need to Know
Learn all about eosinophils, a type of white blood cell. This article looks at what eosinophils are and what happens when levels get too low or high. (Medical News Today)

Children who suck their thumbs and bite their nails less likely to develop allergies
Study finds adults who sucked their thumbs and bit their nails in childhood were less likely to test positive in a skin prick test for allergies. (Medical News Today)

Why is My Skin Itchy? Examining the Causes of Itchy Skin
Itchy skin is a common condition. We take a look at some of the most common causes of itches, including dry skin, eczema, and allergies. (Medical News Today)

How to Deal with a Sore Throat
Learn all about sore throats. This article looks at the causes and symptoms of a sore throat, along with home remedies and prevention tips. (Medical News Today)

Peanut allergy prevention strategy is nutritionally safe, NIH-funded study shows
Early-life peanut consumption does not affect duration of breastfeeding or children's growth and nutrition. (Medical News Today)

Seaweed could potentially help fight food allergies
Seaweed has long been a staple food in many Asian countries and has recently caught on as a snack food in America as a healthful alternative to chips. (Medical News Today)

Making injectable medicine safer
Researchers remove excess additives from drugs, which could reduce the odds of serious allergic reactions and other side effects.Bring the drugs, hold the suds. (Medical News Today)

Is a gluten-free diet really good for children?
As growing numbers of people opt for a gluten-free diet for themselves or their children, doctors are asking: Is 'gluten-free' truly beneficial, or is it based on misconceptions? (Medical News Today)

Hay fever's hidden supporting substances
Non-allergenic substances in pollen heighten the immune response.Up to now, research into pollen allergies has largely focused on allergens - those components of pollen that trigger... (Medical News Today)

Concerns over black henna skin tattoos
In BMJ Case Reports, UK doctors warn that black henna tattoos should be avoided, especially during foreign travel, after treating a 10-year-old boy for an allergic reaction to a tattoo painted on... (Medical News Today)

'Grand vision' to regulate allergies in food
A Manchester scientist has contributed to a review of allergen analysis that aims to improve the situation for those living with food allergies - preventing food fraud and protecting consumers. (Medical News Today)

Food allergy increase not matched by increased sensitivity, study finds
Tests on stored samples of children's blood drawn 1988-1994 and 2005-2006 show no significant changes in prevalence of sensitization to common foods, such as milk, egg, or peanuts. (Medical News Today)

Increasing cases of anaphylaxis among children
Anaphylaxis, known to be a sudden and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, seems to be increasing among children, according to a new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the... (Medical News Today)

Discovery could lead to better asthma treatment
Scientists have made a discovery that could lead to improved treatment for asthma sufferers. (Medical News Today)

Allergen immunotherapy found to pose no risk of infection
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has found no evidence of infections related to administration of allergy immunotherapy, the common practice of injecting minimal... (Medical News Today)

On the road to allergy prophylaxis
Researchers of MedUni Vienna succeeded in binding allergens to endogenous, endogenic white blood corpuscles to trigger a tolerance reaction in case of a future, possible contact with the respective... (Medical News Today)

Troublesome T cells have a healing side
When paired with implanted scaffolds, immune cells linked to allergies can heal muscle. (Medical News Today)

MS vision loss could be helped by OTC drug
Vision damage in people with MS has been partially reversed by an over-the-counter drug used to treat allergies. Results of the study are being presented at AAN's annual meeting. (Medical News Today)

High burden of non-genuine antibiotic allergies
The high prevalence of labelling of older patients as having an antibiotic allergy is associated with clinicians prescribing alternative antibiotics that are restricted by antimicrobial stewardship... (Medical News Today)

NIH study finds protein may be responsible for damage in eosinophilic esophagitis
Scientists have identified a protein that may be the cause of tissue damage in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), which affects as many as 56 of every 100,000 people in the United States. (Medical News Today)

2016 Spring Allergy Capitals Report ranks the most challenging cities in the US for allergies
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a leading patient advocacy organization in the United States representing nearly 61 million Americans who experience asthma or allergies, has... (Medical News Today)

Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?
Title: Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?
Category: Health News
Created: 7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2016 (Medicine Net)

Title: Anaphylaxis
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 4/15/2000 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/21/2016 (Medicine Net)

Title: ELISA Tests
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 4/14/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/15/2016 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Avoiding Insect Stings
Title: Health Tip: Avoiding Insect Stings
Category: Health News
Created: 6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/29/2016 (Medicine Net)

Easing Your Child's Allergies
Title: Easing Your Child's Allergies
Category: Health News
Created: 6/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/16/2016 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Spot Signs of Summer Allergies
Title: Health Tip: Spot Signs of Summer Allergies
Category: Health News
Created: 6/6/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/6/2016 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: If Your Child Is Allergic to Dust
Title: Health Tip: If Your Child Is Allergic to Dust
Category: Health News
Created: 6/3/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/3/2016 (Medicine Net)

Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
Title: Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/18/2016 (Medicine Net)

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not
Title: Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not
Category: Health News
Created: 5/10/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/11/2016 (Medicine Net)

How to Stop Snoring
Title: How to Stop Snoring
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/5/2016 (Medicine Net)

Managing Allergies, Asthma 101
Title: Managing Allergies, Asthma 101
Category: Health News
Created: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/3/2016 (Medicine Net)

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