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14 Apr

Climate Change is Making Allergy Season Worse, Experts Warn

Warmer temperatures and decreased air quality are making allergy patients suffer more than they did in past decades, according to the American College of Allergies, Asthma & Immunology.

10 Mar

Overuse of Allergy Tests is Causing Anxiety and Unnecessary Food Avoidance, an EMR Review Warns

A study presented at the AAAAI Annual Conference warns of the overuse of allergy panels.

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Climate change-driven hurricanes, floods and superstorms are threatening to create a surge in mold growth in people’s homes, sickening residents and robbing them of breath.

Local hospitals witness a nearly twofold increase in diagnoses related to mold exposure following a storm-related natural disaster, according to a study being presented Thursday at the annual meeting of the American ...

While the hot, dry summer may have offered a break to people with some environmental allergies, that reprieve could be over.

Ragweed and mold are in the air this fall.

“This summer was good news for people who are sensitive to mold and pollen as there were little of those allergens in the air, but now that we're seeing more rain coming in after this drought, we're experiencing a b...

Some common medications -- including antidepressants, sleep aids and painkillers -- may dull the driving skills of seniors, a new study finds.

Many different medication classes have been linked to the risk of driving impairment, as anyone who has ever read the label warning "do not operate heavy machinery" might have guessed.

But the new study took a particularly rigorous approach t...

Some children who have a common form of eczema should also be tested for allergic reactions because they may have a second allergic-type eczema, a new study suggests.

While atopic dermatitis is common and usually develops by age 5, allergic contact dermatitis has similar symptoms and can be triggered by a range of substances. In general, eczema is a group of medical conditions causing in...

In a surprising move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opted not to approve a needle-free alternative to the EpiPen for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions.

Approval of the Neffy nasal spray was widely anticipated. An FDA advisory panel voted to recommend approval of the drug for children and adults in May. While the FDA is not obligated to follow the advice of...

Babies who have more mature microbes in their gut are less likely to have allergy-related wheezing and asthma in early childhood, according to new research.

Our studies on the Barwon Infant Study showed that a more mature infant gut microbiota at one year of a...

Heading back to school requires supplies and planning for all, but if you're a parent of a child with allergies or asthma then you have even more to consider.

“The start of a new school year is exciting for some, but for parents of children with allergies and asthma, their thoughts are probably on keeping their child free from triggers that can cause allergic reactions,” said allergis...

As outdoor gatherings begin for the Fourth of July holiday, a leading asthma and allergy group is offering suggestions on how to avoid those seasonal symptoms.

“The Fourth of July is a great time to gather with friends and family and celebrate summer,” said Dr. Kathleen May, president of t...

If you're dreaming of the perfect summer vacation, one element certain to be excluded from that scenario would be an allergic reaction to a stinging insect.

Whether you're planning to travel within the United States or to a foreign locale, you'll need to take precautions against stinging insects, especially if you've had an allergic reaction to a sting in the past.

According to a r...

Maybe you can't weed your garden without sneezing. Perhaps your eyes start watering when you clean your home. Did your skin begin itching last night during dinner?

You may have an allergy, but you're not alone. More than 50 million adults and children in the United States have a bad reaction to pollen, dust, mold, pet dander and other common allergens, according to the

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  • May 22, 2023
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  • Outside advisors for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted Thursday to recommend approval of Neffy, the first epinephrine nasal spray for severe allergic reactions.

    Although most of the Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee members supported the spray for adults (16:6) and children (17:5), key questions linger about whether more data is needed from its maker, ARS Pharmaceutical...

    If you suffer from allergies, you know how bothersome and uncomfortable the sneezing and itchy eyes can be. These symptoms are more than irritating — they impact day-to-day activities like work, school, sports, sleeping and even eating.

    Not only that, but allergies can also cause more serious health problems such as asthma and even anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction.

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    Having a latex allergy is no fun, but it can be a real challenge for health professionals who have to work with a wide variety of medical equipment that can contain the allergen.

    Latex allergy can trigger a range of symptoms, from itchy hives and rashes to life-threatening anaphylaxis. While StatPearls estimates that it

  • Ann Schreiber HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 9, 2023
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  • Summer is almost here, and its arrival brings opportunities for many people -- including those who suffer with allergies and asthma — to plan vacations away from home.

    A recent article titled “Allergies don't take a vacation” in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology encourages those ...

    Seasonal allergies are more common among Black and Hispanic people, but these patients are less likely to get the shots that could ease their symptoms, researchers say.

    “We already know that these underrepresented populations are more likely to suffer from allergic rhinitis [hay fever],” said researcher

    Cats constantly licking and chewing because of a skin condition called feline allergic dermatitis may benefit from a new generic treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The FDA approved Modulis for Ca...

    If you're one of the millions of people with allergic asthma or eczema, you may be more likely to develop the wear-and-tear form of arthritis as you age.

    This is the main finding from a new study that examined the risk of developing osteoarthritis among people with the two allerg...

    Pregnancy should be a special time, but allergies can make you miserable.

    It is estimated that up to 20% of pregnant women suffer with allergies.

    In some cases, women may notice that their allergy symptoms become even more troublesome during pregnancy. This may be due to hormonal changes. Interestingly, some women's allergies stay the same or even disappear while pregnant.

    I...

    • Todd A. Mahr, MD, Executive Medical Director, American College Of Allergy, Asthma And Immunology HealthDay Reporter
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    Many patients worry that receiving a metal implant might set off their metal allergy, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

    "Cases in which patients are inquiring about a metal allergy as it relates to their metal implants -- including joint replacements, rods, pins, screws, plates, certain neurologic and cardiac devices such as pacemakers, and dental devices -- are becoming m...

    Planning for a safe summer camp experience requires some extra steps if your child has asthma or allergies.

    An allergy expert noted that it's a huge concern for parents.

    “Most kids heading off to summer camp for the first time wonder how they'll cope sleeping in a cabin with 10 other kids, if they'll make friends, and what exactly is in the bug juice,” said allergist

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  • March 12, 2023
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  • About 1,000 species of mold exist and -- as allergy sufferers likely know -- they're everywhere.

    Even if you have a mold allergy, it's possible to make life a little easier, through avoidance, medications and reducing the mold around you, according to a blog from Ochsner Health, a Louisiana-based health syst...

    THURSDAY, March 2, 2023 (HealthDay) -- Allergic reactions to the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccines are very rare, and a new study questions whether many of those that do occur are even real.

    In a small new study of 16 people who said they'd experienced an allergic reaction to a dose of the Pfizer vaccine, those who got a follow-up placebo (fake) vaccine were more likely to complai...

    How close a person lives to a major road could have an impact on their eczema risk.

    New research suggests that folks who live farther from one are less likely to develop the skin condition.

    A 13-year medical chart review focused on patients in Denver, from infants to age 18.

    Those w...

    When testing determines that a patient who was thought to be allergic to penicillin actually is not, the warning is expected to be removed from their charts and pharmacy records.

    But that "de-labeling" is not always happening.

    “Penicillin allergy labels are associated with increased health care cost burdens as well as adverse events for patients,” said lead author

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  • February 14, 2023
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  • Doctors have dubbed kids' progression from eczema to asthma the "atopic march," and they know more about how it affects white children than their Black counterparts.

    Research scheduled for presentation at an upcoming meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) sheds new light on racial disparities.

    The atopic march typically begins early in life with ato...

    If it seems as though everyone you know struggles with some sort of allergy, new research suggests you are not mistaken.

    As many as 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 4 kids suffers from a seasonal allergy, a food allergy or eczema, the latest government data shows.

    Caused by a reaction to plant pollen, seasonal allergies were most common type of allergy in both kids and adults. Symptoms includ...

    Keeping allergies and asthma in check in the new year is a resolution worth keeping.

    With 2023 dawning, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology offers some suggestions for keeping symptoms under control all year long.

    "More than 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from allergic conditions," said allergist

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  • The EpiPen is a known lifesaver when someone with a serious food allergy eats something they can't tolerate.

    Yet the auto-injection treatment is greatly underused in the United States, according to a new survey.

    Just over half of at-risk adults said they had ever been prescribed the device, researchers found. And more than one-third of severe allergy sufferers mistakenly believe th...

    When it comes to pollen allergies, there are not only bad days and bad seasons, experts with the right technology can now break down pollen counts by the hour.

    Specifically, pollen counts are lower between 4 a.m. and noon, a new study done in Georgia found. They're higher between 2 p.m. and 9 p...

    That smartphone in your hand could be triggering your allergies, a new study by an 18-year-old high school student suggests.

    A science fair project by Hana Ruran, of Hopkinton, Mass., found that cellphones are often loaded with cat and dog allergens, bacteria and fungi.

    “I have my phone always with me. It's always in my hand. I never put it down for anything,” said study author...

    A new study is sounding the alarm about the addition of antihistamines to street forms of opioids — and how they might make a fatal overdose more likely.

    The prime drug in question is diphenhydramine, found commonly in over-the-counter allergy meds such as Benadryl.

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    Sometimes allergies can lead to pink, irritated eyes. But allergic conjunctivitis, or "pink eye" may have a simple fix: physical fitness.

    That's the conclusion of researchers in Taiwan who tracked health data of more than 1.2 million children. The kids were examined at age ...

    It's time to enjoy summer celebrations, but allergies and asthma can put a damper on the festivities.

    They don't need to. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) offers some tips for keeping them in check.

    "The 4th of July is a favorite holiday for many Americans because it's in the middle of summer and folks can enjoy lovely weather with their festivities," s...

    If you have asthma or allergies, you may be more likely to develop heart disease, and some medications may increase or lower that risk, a new review of clinical trials and lab research shows.

    "Many people think of asthma as a disease of the lungs, but there's an important link between asthma and cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary heart diseases, [high blood pressure] and more," sai...

    Scientists have long known that as the Earth warms due to climate change, plants produce more pollen, making allergy season longer and more pronounced.

    Now, a new survey finds that hay fever sufferers are increasingly taking notice.

    In a poll of more than 2,000 U.S. adults conducted by the Harris Poll in partnership with HealthDay, only 1 in 3 reported receiving an official...

    While the vast majority of dental implant procedures go smoothly, related infections can up the risk for implant failure.

    Antibiotics can keep that risk at bay, with penicillin the typical go-to choice. But new research warns that when patients are given an alternative antibiotic due to concerns over

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  • The chances of a severe allergic reaction being triggered by intravenous (IV) iron formulations for anemia are higher with some than others, but all pose a low risk, a new study says.

    Researchers compared five IV formulations commonly used to treat iron deficiencies among older patients w...

    Climate change is prompting longer pollen seasons and higher pollen counts, which spells trouble for people with seasonal allergies, allergists warn.

    "Allergy seasons have been changing in North America and across the globe, and we see greater changes the further you get from the equator," explained Dr. Kara Wada, an allergis...

    Spring allergies are a perennial annoyance, but if you're focusing on the pandemic, they still could catch you by surprise, an expert says.

    "People still have COVID on their minds," said Dr. Mark Corbett, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

    "They might not be thinking about spring allergies, so symptoms could sneak up on them," Corbett said in a coll...

    So, you had a severe allergic reaction to your first COVID-19 shot. Does that doom you to the same after your second shot?

    Apparently not, claims a new analysis that found the risk of a second vaccine dose reaction is extremely low.

    Right now, the recommendation for someone who has had a severe reaction to the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is to not get another. But among more th...

    Some kids might be able to get over their peanut allergy if they start immunotherapy while they're still toddlers, a major new clinical trial reports.

    In the trial, a group of 1- to 3-year-olds with severe peanut allergies were safely fed gradually increasing daily doses...

    If you think frequent changes in weather are triggering your allergy symptoms, you may be right.

    A shift from a cold front to a rainy day then back to warm weather can have an impact on those with allergies, said Dr. David Corry, professor of medicine-immunology, allergy and rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine, in ...

    If your New Year's resolution is to keep your allergy and asthma symptoms under control in 2022, it's best to do so in small steps, an expert says.

    "The best way to tackle health challenges is in small bits, and that goes for allergy and asthma control," said Dr. Mark Corbett, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

    "The last few years have been ...

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday granted emergency approval of a new antibody cocktail to prevent COVID infection in people who have weakened immune systems or who can't tolerate COVID vaccines.

    “Vaccines have proven to be the best defense available against COVID-19. However, there are certain immune-compromised individuals who may not mount an adequate immune response...

    Planning ahead will reduce the risk of allergies and asthma interfering with your holiday plans, an expert says.

    "In addition to concerns about COVID-19, those with allergies and asthma sometimes have an added layer of anxiety because they need to always be thinking about allergy and asthma triggers that can cause serious symptoms," said Dr. Mark Corbett, president of the American College...

    Can your weight before pregnancy determine your baby's chances of developing asthma or allergies?

    Yes, claims a study that looked at that question, as well as whether weight gain during pregnancy might have an impact.

    "We did find that there was a link between the mother's weight before pregnancy, entering pregnancy, with the development of certain allergic diseases among c...

    While climate change gets a lot of notice for its numerous negative impacts around the globe, children's allergies may not be among them.

    Despite climate change, with the longer growing seasons and larger pollen loads that are attributed to it, more than 5,800 children in the Los Angeles area with asthma did not have an increase in allergic sensitization or allergy diagnosis over a 15-yea...

    Feeding eggs to infants could reduce their risk of egg allergy later on, new research suggests.

    For the study, researchers at the University at Buffalo in New York, analyzed U.S. government data from more than 2,200 parents who were surveyed about their children's eating habits and food allergies from birth to 6 years of age.

    "We found that children who hadn't had egg introduced by ...

    TUESDAY, Oct. 26, 2021 (HealthDayNews) -- If you suffer from severe allergies and worry about the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines, you can relax: A new study shows that even when people report a history of severe allergic reactions to medications, vaccines or allergens, nearly all of them can be fully vaccinated.

    The research involved close to 53,000 employees with the Mass General Brig...

    Life is challenging enough for teens and pre-teens with food allergies. But bullying often comes with the territory, making their situation worse.

    In a new study of more than 100 kids with food allergies, nearly one-third said they had been subject to some form of food allergy-related bullying.

    "We also found that only 12% of parents reported that their child was bullied for f...

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