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An allergy is the response of the immune system to substances that are usually harmless, such as foods, pollens, medicines, molds, pet hairs and house dust mite. When a person comes in contact with a particular allergen to which they are allergic, an alle



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Itchy eyes: Causes and treatment options

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT

How can you relieve itchy or dry eyes? When should you see a doctor? Learn about common causes of this irritating condition and how to manage symptoms.



Oral allergy syndrome: Foods, symptoms, and treatments

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the causes of allergic reactions that affect the mouth, lips, tongue, and throat, as well as how to manage the condition.



How stable manure protects against allergies

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Improved hygiene has largely eliminated infectious diseases from everyday life. There is, however, a downside to this progress: the number of allergies is growing steadily.



New technique removes the cause of allergic asthma: Antibodies are suctioned off

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Allergies are the commonest cause of asthma. The immune system over-reacts to harmless substances such as birch or grass pollen, for example, forming immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE).



Probiotic could help alleviate hay fever symptoms

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that a probiotic containing Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria may be effective for easing symptoms of seasonal allergies.



FDA approves Odactra for house dust mite allergies

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Odactra, the first allergen extract to be administered under the tongue (sublingually) to treat house dust mite (HDM)-induced nasal inflammation...



Common causes of eye pain explained

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about common causes of eye pain, such as corneal disorders, glaucoma, uveitis, and endophthalmitis. Also learn about eye care tips.



Best eye drops for people with itchy eyes

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

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.



Molecular mechanism behind why allergies are more common in developed countries discovered

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered a molecular mechanism that could explain why allergies are less common in developing countries.



People can 'suppress' hay fever with three years of pollen pills or injections

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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.



Cold or Allergies? How to Tell the Difference

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

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?



Are prebiotics or probiotics effective against dermatitis?

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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...



Protein IL-33 found to drive allergic sensitivity in the neonatal lung

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

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...



Bee sting vaccine opens door to new allergy remedies

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A bee vaccine developed in Australia is opening doors to new remedies for a range of other insect, plant and pollen allergies.



NIH-sponsored expert panel issues clinical guidelines to prevent peanut allergy

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

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...



Dyspnea: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Dyspnea involves a shortness of breath. Causes include illness, heart problems, and altitude. Find out what dyspnea is and how to reduce its impact.



Interleukin-1α causes people to choke on air

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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.



Scripps Florida scientists identify novel compound to alleviate pain and itch

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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.



Community healthcare professionals lack knowledge on severe allergic reactions in children

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PDT

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...



Greater efforts are needed to encourage patients to report adverse drug reactions

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PDT

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...



Schools environment associated with asthma symptoms

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Do air-borne allergens in schools affect students' asthma symptoms?A new article by Wanda Phipatanakul, M.D., M.S.



African-American, white and Latino children have different food allergen profiles

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Allergy and immunology experts at Rush University Medical Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Ann & Robert H.



Allergies during pregnancy linked with autism, ADHD

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Evidence of connections between neurodevelopmental disease and the immune system is steadily growing. Breaking research adds more flesh to the bone.



Cough Variant Asthma: Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatment

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PDT

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.



College students with food allergies find big challenges in staying safe

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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...