Millions of food allergy sufferers will have a bit of added security in 2006 under new federal rules requiring clear, no nonsense labeling of products that contain common allergy triggering ingredients.
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When compared montelukast to pseudoephedrine research found that for treatment of allergic rhinitis, these drugs at certain doses were virtually identical.
Consumers with allergies will benefit from improved food labels.
Food allergies can be a serious and patients need to avoid foods that cause allergic reactions, but unnecessarily limiting a child's diet can create anxiety about food.
School nurses report a significant increase in students with food allergies.
Ingredient labels written for consumers instead of scientists should reduce allergic reactions, reduce the need to contact food manufacturers, and simplify food allergy management.
Seafood allergies rank highest of all food allergies in the United States.
Students with food allergies need to be prepared for school by Taking CARE.
Peanut allergies in children increased twice over a five year period from 1997 to 2002.
Indoor allergies have been associated with an increased risk of allergy and asthma development in children.
Research found that 54.3% of the United States population, aged 6 to 59 years, had a positive allergy skin test to at least one of 10 common allergens.
Current guidelines for treating patients with severe allergic reactions to insect stings recommend epinephrine as the gold standard for treatment.
Peanut allergy was the least common, with 9 percent of the population reacting positively to that food allergen.
More than fifty percent of the U.S. population tested positive to one or more allergens, according to a large national study.
Scientists have discovered a novel method to reduce cat allergic reactions by topping up the immune cells responsible for controlling them.
The advice doctors can give to the people with life threatening food allergies is to avoid the culprit food, often nuts or shellfish. Striving to develop therapies to treat and prevent food allergy.
New results from a nationwide study on factors that affect asthma in inner-city children show that cockroach allergen appears to worsen asthma symptoms more than either dust mite or pet allergens.
Allergies can trigger or worsen asthma and lead to other health problems such as sinusitis and ear infections in children. Once you know you have seasonal allergies, probably the most important step you can take is to avoid pollen as much as possible.
"Shots work extremely well in patients that clearly have allergic symptoms, either allergy in their nose like allergic rhinitis or bronchial asthma, where outdoor allergens like tree, weed and grass pollens seem to be a major cause," says Stanley P. Galant, M.D.