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18 Aug

Allergy Info on YouTube Is Often Misleading, New Study Finds

More than one third of hay fever videos on YouTube contain misinformation, researchers say.

21 Apr

HealthDay Now: Are Your Allergy Symptoms Worsening by the Year?

HealthDay’s Mabel Jong is joined by Dr. Stanley Fineman of Atlanta Allergy & Asthma to discuss seasonal allergies and why each spring brings more intense allergy symptoms than the last.

21 Apr

HealthDay Now: Why Allergy Season is Getting More Severe

HealthDay’s Mabel Jong is joined by Dr. Stanley Fineman of Atlanta Allergy & Asthma to discuss seasonal allergies and why each spring brings more intense allergy symptoms than the last.

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Stay Independent of Asthma, Allergies This July 4th

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...

Asthma, Allergies Raise Heart Risks, Too

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...

Worsening Allergy Seasons: Is Climate Change to Blame?

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...

A Penicillin Allergy Is Bad News If You Get a Dental Implant

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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  • IV Anemia Meds Can Sometimes Trigger Severe Allergy

    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...

    As Climate Change Worsens Allergy Season, Tips on How to Cope

    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...

    Allergy Season Is Near: Be Prepared

    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...

    Allergic Reaction to Your First COVID Shot? Risk of Another Is Low, Study Finds

    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...

    Exposing Kids to Safe Levels of Peanut When Young Might Prevent Allergy

    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...

    Rain or Shine, Allergies Are Tough. What's the Link to Weather?

    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 ...

    Make Asthma, Allergy Control Your Resolution for the New Year

    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 ...

    FDA OKs Drug to Help Immune-Compromised Fend Off COVID

    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...

    Keep Your Holidays Allergy-Free This Year

    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...

    Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight Could Affect Odds for Child's Asthma, Allergies

    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...

    Climate Change May Not Increase Allergies in Kids With Asthma: Study

    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...

    Let Babies Eat Eggs to Avoid Egg Allergy Later: Study

    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 ...

    COVID Vaccination Can Be Safe Even in People With Severe Allergies

    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...

    Kids With Food Allergies Are Often Targets for Bullies

    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...

    Using a Hair Removal Gel or Cream? Here's How to Do It Safely

    When hair sprouts where you don't want it, you can always shave, but other ways to remove unwanted body hair can last longer.

    The downside: Chemical hair removers can cause burning, itching or redness.

    "Hair removal creams, lotions and gels are quick and easy to use, but they can sometimes irritate the skin," dermatologist Dr. Andrea Mabry said in an American Academy of Dermatology ...

    Is Your Workplace an Asthma Trigger?

    Workers, take heed: Your place of work can help bring on or exacerbate asthma, a new study suggests.

    Common workplace triggers include poor ventilation and moldy air conditioning systems, cleaning products and even the toner used in printers, the researchers said. Employees with asthma caused by the office environment often quit, the researchers said, especially if employers don't do anyt...

    New Insights Into Why Asthma Worsens at Night

    Many people with asthma know their illness can flare up at night, and new research suggests the body's internal clock could be to blame.

    The findings could prove important for treating and studying asthma, the researchers said.

    "This is one of the first studies to carefully isolate the influence of the circadian system from the other factors that are behavioral and environmental, in...

    Rising Ragweed Levels Mean Fall Allergy Season Is Near

    While some may think of scents like cinnamon or pumpkin spice when the season turns to fall, others are breathing in something much less pleasant.

    Autumn is also allergy season for those sensitive to ragweed.

    "A spike in ragweed tends to mark the informal start of the fall allergy season, which typically begins in mid-August," said Dr. Rachna Shah, an allergist with Loyola Medicine ...

    Trying Out a New Skin Care Product? Test It First

    You've just bought a new skin care product and you're excited to see how it might transform your look. Instead, you end up with red, itchy or swollen patches because one of the ingredients causes an allergic reaction.

    The best way to avoid this problem while trying something new is to test it on several small areas of your skin first to determine whether it's likely to irritate you, acco...

    That Face Mask Is Helping to Shield You From Allergens, Too

    Here's an unexpected benefit from wearing a mask during the pandemic: It may also reduce fall allergy symptoms, one expert says.

    "Masks that people use for protection from COVID-19, particularly those that filter out more particles like the N95 or KN95 masks, also tend to filter out pollen," said Dr. Luz Fonacier, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)...

    Keeping Classrooms Safe for Kids With Asthma, Allergies

    Parents of kids with asthma and allergies should prepare a plan to keep them safe as schools reopen, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) says.

    Along with guarding against COVID-19, it's important to protect against cold, flu and other viruses that pose a risk to children with asthma. That includes wearing masks, washing hands and using hand sanitizer whenever po...

    Second COVID Shot Safe in Folks Who Had Allergic Reaction to First

    If you're a rare case of someone who had an allergic reaction to your first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, here's reassuring news: It's safe for you to get that necessary second dose.

    That's according to a team of allergists working at several U.S. hospitals. They examined second-dose vaccine reactions among patients who, after their first shot, had symptoms that appe...

    Make Summer Camp Safe for Your Child With Asthma, Allergies

    With many summer camps open again this year, parents of kids with asthma and allergies need to make sure the one they choose is safe for their youngsters.

    While federal health officials have issued guidelines to protect campers and staff from COVID-19, "camps still need to make sure measures are in place in case a camper has an allergic reaction or an asthma flare," said Dr. Luz Fonacier,...

    $340 Million Settlement Proposed in EpiPen Lawsuits

    Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay $345 million in a proposed settlement to resolve lawsuits over steep EpiPen price increases.

    EpiPens are auto-injectable devices that deliver the drug epinephrine for emergency treatment of a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.

    In 2016, a number of class-action lawsuits were filed against Pfizer and its subsidiaries Meridian Medical T...

    Rash, Itch After COVID Vaccine Rare & Quickly Resolves

    Rashes, itchiness and other skin problems can develop after people receive COVID-19 vaccines, but such problems are rare and go away quickly, new research shows.

    For the study, the researchers looked at more than 40,000 employees of a Boston hospital system who received two-dose mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) and completed at least one symptom survey after...

    More Than Half of People With Asthma Aren't Seeing a Specialist

    Among Americans with severe asthma, less than half see a specialist to manage their condition, new research shows.

    The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends patients with severe asthma be referred to a specialist for evaluation and care.

    To find out how many people with severe asthma see a specialist, researchers examined insurance data from more than 54,000 pati...

    5 Tests You Should Not Order for a Child With Autism

    A leading medical group is offering testing guidelines for children with autistic behaviors.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health emphasized that certain measurements to test for exposure to chemicals are not helpful to guide treatment. The council pointed out that just because a chemical is found in the body doesn't mean it will cause harm.

    The counc...

    Mold a Big Threat to People With COPD

    Exposure to mold both in and out of the home may worsen breathlessness and other symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests.

    More than 16 million Americans have COPD, according to the American Lung Association. COPD is an umbrella term for chronic lung diseases such as bronchitis and emphysema, which literally take your breath away. COPD flares can be...

    Allergy Treatment Crucial If Your Child Has Asthma

    If your child has both allergies and asthma, it's imperative to treat their allergies to prevent asthma from worsening as they spend more time outdoors, an expert says.

    "It's a time when after a winter when we're all cooped up inside kids want to go out and play, but the weather is a little variable," said Dr. Corey Martin, a pediatric pulmonologist at Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's...

    Is It COVID-19 or Seasonal Allergies?

    You suddenly develop the sniffles. Is it allergies or COVID-19?

    One expert says whether you have a history of allergies might provide your biggest clue.

    "Symptoms such as congestion, sore throat and loss of smell are all common with both seasonal allergies and COVID-19," said Dr. Jonathan Matz, an allergist and immunologist with LifeBridge Health, in Maryland.

    "We're not getti...

    New Drug Shows Promise Against Tough-to-Manage Asthma

    An experimental injectable drug appears more versatile than existing medications in treating people with different forms of severe, hard-to-control asthma, clinical trial results show.

    There are many different types of asthma brought on by many different triggers, and a number of monoclonal antibody medications -- called "biologics" -- have been crafted to target distinct asthma triggers....

    How Summer Camps Can Shield Your Kids from Allergies, Asthma & COVID

    As kids get ready for summer camp, parents might be fretting about exposure to COVID-19, but a doctors' group says they also need to make sure their campers will be protected from allergy and asthma triggers.

    "The [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] has issued guidelines for keeping campers and staff protected from COVID-19. At the same time, camps still need to make sure measur...

    Why C-Section Babies May Be at Higher Risk for a Food Allergy

    Could there be a link between having a C-section and your baby's chances of developing a peanut allergy?

    Yes, a team of Canadian researchers warns.

    Their new study found that babies born via cesarean section appear to have relatively low levels of so-called Bacteroides, a specific form of bacteria that is key to the proper development of a child's immune system.

    The findi...

    Will Baby Have Allergies? First Poop Might Tell

    An infant will generate a lot of poop during the first year of life, but the very first one may offer key clues about the risk of developing allergies.

    Researchers analyzed samples of meconium from 100 babies enrolled in the CHILD Cohort Study, a long-term health study of children in Canada. Meconium is a dark green substance composed of what the fetus ingests and excretes while in the wo...

    Have Allergies? See If You're at Risk for Severe COVID Vaccine Reaction

    Only certain people with high-risk allergy histories need to consult an allergist before they get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to new research.

    Investigators have updated their prior guidelines after analyzing data from more than 65,000 people who were fully vaccinated.

    "With more time and experience, we have been able to significantly narrow the group of patients with prior allerg...

    Is It Allergies or COVID? Expert Shows How to Tell the Difference

    Seasonal allergies are striking this year at the worst possible time, with the United States in the midst of a fourth wave of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

    You've got an itchy nose and watery eyes. Or maybe you've got a fever and a sore throat. Or you've developed a cough and you have trouble breathing.

    Is it COVID-19, or just your usual allergies?

    Confusion is perfectly under...

    Warmer Climate, More Pollen, Worse Allergies: How to Fight Back

    Climate change has made North America's pollen season longer and more severe, but there are ways to reduce your allergy misery, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

    The best way to deal with worsening pollen seasons is to get ahead of them.

    "If you know it's likely that your allergy symptoms will arrive earlier in the spring or fall seaso...

    NIH Starts Trial Looking at Rare Allergic Reactions to COVID Vaccines

    A new clinical trial will investigate whether people who are highly allergic or have what's known as a mast cell disorder are at higher risk for a sudden allergic reaction to the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.

    "The public understandably has been concerned about reports of rare, severe allergic reactions to the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, d...

    Your Mask Might Also Shield You From Allergies

    Here's a silver lining to having to strap a mask across your face when you go out in public: That mask may also help guard against severe spring allergies, an expert says.

    Many patients with spring allergies are doing well this season because they're spending more time indoors and wearing a mask when they go outside, said Dr. Do-Yeon Cho, an associate professor of otolaryngology at the Un...

    Spring Cleaning Can Sweep Away Allergens From Your Home

    If seasonal allergies get you down, try tackling them with a good spring cleaning.

    This can not only ease some of those spring symptoms, but also get rid of allergens you've been living with for a while, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

    "If you aren't someone who regularly undertakes spring cleaning, consider tackling it this year," said D...

    Spotting Asthma in Your Baby or Toddler

    Diagnosing babies and toddlers with asthma is challenging, because it's difficult to measure lung function in this young group. What makes diagnosis easier is knowing your child's symptoms.

    A leading pediatrics group offers some tips for parents who suspect their infants or toddlers may have asthma or are having symptoms that could suggest another health condition.

    Your pediatrician...

    Surgical Patients Allergic to Penicillin Have Another Safe Alternative

    The antibiotic cefazolin is a safe alternative to prevent infection in most surgical patients who are allergic to penicillin, according to a new study.

    Cefazolin is a type of antibiotic known as a cephalosporin. It's the recommended antibiotic for most surgical procedures, but some doctors are reluctant to give it to patients with penicillin-allergies based on research from the 1960s and ...

    Study Confirms Very Low Risk of Severe Allergic Reaction to COVID Vaccines

    Severe allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines are rare and resolve quickly, a new study finds.

    "The COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are the first vaccines of their kind, and they have remarkable efficacy and safety across all populations. It is critical to have accurate information on allergic reactions to these vaccines, not only for our current situation, but also because this new vaccine platf...

    Spring Allergies Are Near, Here's What Works to Fight Them

    For millions of Americans, sneezing, coughing, runny noses, itchy eyes and congestion are sure signs that spring is on the way.

    The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has advice for coping with these classic hay fever symptoms. It recently published a guideline for health care providers caring for patients with these dreaded seasonal allergies.

    "The guideline...

    Approved U.S. COVID Vaccines Are Safe, New Review Confirms

    Only a tiny fraction of the nearly 14 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the first month of vaccinations produced any sort of adverse event, U.S. health officials report.

    There were 6,994 reports of adverse events following a shot of the COVID vaccine between Dec. 14, 2020 and Jan. 13, 2021, amounting to about half a percent of the 13.8 million doses doled out during that peri...

    Not Just Kids: Peanut Allergy Affects Many Adults

    Peanut allergy is often thought of as a children's problem, but three out of four Americans with the condition are older than 17, researchers say.

    Despite this, treatment remains focused on kids, says Dr. Ruchi Gupta, co-author of a new study and a professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

    Her team conducted telephone an...

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