When an insect stings most people, the site develops redness, swelling, and itching. However, some people are actually allergic to insect stings. This means that their immune systems overreact to the venom.
Food allergy is a growing epidemic in the United States, affecting more and more children every year. Therefore, we as a nation need to have awareness that food allergens can pose a potential threat to one’s life and that avoidance of these foods, especially in the school setting, is often not an easy task.
Homeowners whose houses are flooding with the recent heavy rains should take extra precautions if they have allergies or asthma, say allergists.
The prevalence of food allergy may be lower in rural areas versus more urban areas, according to new research from China presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).
Teens with food allergies are troubled by the social limitations of their food allergies, as well as the burden that this medical condition can place on others, according to the findings of a newly published study concerning the quality of life of American teenagers with food allergy.
If you have a food allergy, then the more you know and understand about the disease and its diagnosis and management, the better you will be able to discuss your care with your doctor. The Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States: Report of the NIAID-sponsored Expert Panel is a report developed to help healthcare professionals better care for people with food allergy.
Chatting endlessly on your cell phone can lead to an allergic reaction to the nickel in your phone, according to allergists at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. From cosmetics to jewelry, body piercings to tattoos, allergies can lurk in unlikely places, allergists say.
While most people gratefully welcome the longer days and warmer weather of spring, people with hay fever often dread the itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing that comes with the season’s pollens and mold spores.