Tag Archives: Allergy

Stay on Steroids in Face of COVID-19, Say Experts

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

Advice for those in the general population infected with COVID-19 is that “corticosteroids are to be avoided” during treatment, according to the CDC as well as the World Health Organization. This current consensus that there is no reason “to expect that patients [in general] with COVID-19 infection will benefit from corticosteroids, and they …

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Low Vitamin D Linked to Allergy Risk in Kids

More People Need Training in Lifesaving Epinephrine Use, Advocates Say

Study Shows Greater Risk of Allergies for Kids and Adolescents Who Don’t Get Enough Vitamin D By Bill Hendrick WebMD Health News Reviewed By Laura J. Martin, MD Feb. 25, 2011 — Children who don’t get enough vitamin D may be at increased risk of developing allergies, new …

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Top 10 Causes of Skin Allergy

Mild Winter Heralds Early Sneezing Season

Jewelry Metals, Fragrances, Cosmetic Ingredients Top List By Daniel DeNoon WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 March 8, 2006 — Jewelry metals and fragrances top the list of substances most likely to cause serious skin rashes, Mayo Clinic dermatologists report. When you get a skin rash after …

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Oral Allergy Immunotherapy Helps Control Asthma

Home-Visit Program May Improve Child's Asthma

By Serena GordonHealthDayReporter TUESDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News)—Oral allergy immunotherapy—in the form of drops or tablets—is effective at reducing asthma symptoms and the need for asthma medications in children who have what’s known as allergic asthma, a new study finds. The findings bolster hopes that these oral medications might someday …

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Allergy Rates Surprisingly Similar Across the U.S., Study Finds

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FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Wherever you live in the United States, allergy rates are mostly the same, but young children in southern states are more likely to suffer allergies than their peers in other places. That’s the finding of a government study that looked at blood-test data …

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Allergy Med Singulair to Get ‘Black Box’ Warning Over Psych Side Effects: FDA

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WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Asthma and allergy drug montelukast — sold as a generic and under the brand name Singulair — will get a “boxed warning” over potential ties to neuropsychiatric effects, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday. The drug has long carried a …

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Allergy ‘Rescue’ Shots May Work Better in Lower Thigh of Overweight Kids

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MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) — In overweight and obese children who suffer a severe allergic reaction, it may be more effective to inject epinephrine into the lower thigh rather than the upper thigh, according to a new study. Epinephrine is a medication used when a person has a serious, …

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Peanut Allergy Patch Shows Middling Results in Trial

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By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Delivering “exposure therapy” via a patch to help curb peanut allergy in kids is somewhat effective, but not as good as delivering the tiny amounts of peanut by mouth, new research shows. The international trial involved 356 children, aged …

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After Peanut Allergy Rx, Eating Small Bits of Peanut Might Help: Study

News Picture: After Peanut Allergy Rx, Eating Small Bits of Peanut Might Help: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Immunotherapy for peanut allergy, where patients are fed tiny bits of peanut to help curb the allergy, might work better if patients continue to eat small amounts of the nut after completion of therapy, new research shows. These findings suggest that “eating these …

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Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child’s Allergy, Asthma Risk?

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By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hand washing dishes instead of using a machine to wash dishes may reduce children’s risk of developing allergic conditions, such as asthma or eczema, according to a new study. These findings are the latest to lend support to the …

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