by Gil Yosipovitch, MD, and Shawn Kwatra, MD
Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a chronic skin disorder affecting hundreds of millions of people around the world. It has been estimated that 10 percent of the population will be affected by atopic dermatitis at some point in their lives. While atopic dermatitis may persist to adulthood, infants and young children are most frequently affected. The hallmark of atopic dermatitis is the terrible itch it causes.
An unwanted cavity in your child’s sweet tooth isn’t the only health concern that can haunt the Halloween season. Hidden health hazards can be lurking not only in candy but also in costumes, haunted houses, and jack-o-lanterns, especially for little ghosts and goblins who have allergies and asthma. The following is a list of common Halloween health hazards with tips on how to avoid them.
Pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds floats around in the air where it can be inhaled, causing allergy and asthma symptoms for many people. Pollen may travel many miles in the wind, so even trees, grasses, and weeds beyond your immediate area can be the cause of your sneezing and wheezing. Pollen allergies are often seasonal, and allergy and asthma symptoms occur when the amount of pollen in the air is high.
If you’re planning a vacation, and you or your child has allergies or asthma, proper planning can help you keep sneezes, sniffles, wheezing, and coughing under control. Use the following tips to make sure that allergy and asthma symptoms don’t derail your vacation fun.
Are your allergies keeping you awake at night? Here are some tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.
Each spring, many people renew their commitment to eat healthy and lose weight. After all, bathing suit season is right around the corner. But as health regimens kick into high gear, many people might find that instead of feeling good they are feeling worse. And the reason might be due to the one thing that should be helping: exercise.
Chirping birds won’t be the only sound you hear this spring. More than 50 million Americans will be sneezing and wheezing, thanks to seasonal allergies. And if spring comes early again this year, allergy symptoms will be intense and last longer than average.
Just when many Americans are hoping to catch a break from summer’s record heat waves, hay fever season is in full bloom. Each year, ragweed pollens begin surfacing in mid-August. Symptoms of hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, often mirror those of a cold, including a runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion.