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Health News - Allergy

Five bizarre medical conditions you might not know about
From feeling like a zombie to having a hand that tries to choke you, we take a look at five of the strangest and rarest medical conditions to exist. (Medical News Today)

Flu Shot: Side Effects, Facts, Things to Consider
Does the flu shot cause side effects? This article looks at what the flu shot is, how safe it is, and when people should get this vaccine. (Medical News Today)

How to Deal with Fire Ant Bites
This article takes a look at fire ants and their bites, including information on symptoms, treatment, home remedies, and prevention. (Medical News Today)

Asthma: Researchers at University of Liege have discovered a type of eosinophil that plays a protective and beneficial role
The eosinophils that contribute to inflammation and exacerbation of the asthmatic response had been known to scientists for some time. (Medical News Today)

Oral immunotherapy is safe, effective for peanut-allergic preschoolers, study suggests
Nearly 80 percent of peanut-allergic preschool children successfully incorporated peanut-containing foods into their diets after receiving peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT), a clinical trial has... (Medical News Today)

Hay fever might alter the brain
As well as the dreaded stuffy nose and itchy eyes, researchers find hay fever may alter the brain, reducing immune activity and increasing neurogenesis. (Medical News Today)

Genomics study points to origins of pollen allergens
A joint University of Adelaide-Shanghai Jiao Tong University study has provided the first broad picture of the evolution and possible functions in the plant of pollen allergens. (Medical News Today)

Research associates some pesticides with respiratory wheeze in farmers
New research from North Carolina State University connects several pesticides commonly used by farmers with both allergic and non-allergic wheeze, which can be a sensitive marker for early airway... (Medical News Today)

Heating the exterior of suitcases may decrease the spread of bed bugs through luggage
New research indicates that brief heat treatment is a promising way to decrease the spread of bed bugs being transported on the outer surface of luggage. (Medical News Today)

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)

EpiPen Price Hikes: What to Know
Title: EpiPen Price Hikes: What to Know
Category: Health News
Created: 8/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/23/2016 (Medicine Net)

Deviated Septum
Title: Deviated Septum
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 5/6/2011 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/22/2016 (Medicine Net)

Peanut Allergy Treatment: The Earlier in Childhood, the Better
Title: Peanut Allergy Treatment: The Earlier in Childhood, the Better
Category: Health News
Created: 8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/18/2016 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Using a Neti Pot
Title: Health Tip: Using a Neti Pot
Category: Health News
Created: 8/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/5/2016 (Medicine Net)

fexofenadine, Allegra, Allegra Allergy, Allegra Hives, Children's Allegra, Mucinex Allergy
Title: fexofenadine, Allegra, Allegra Allergy, Allegra Hives, Children's Allegra, Mucinex Allergy
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/1/2016 (Medicine Net)

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)

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