Concern over vaccine safety is one of the primary factors preventing parents from having their asthmatic children vaccinated for influenza, or flu, according to Michigan researchers. Parents who do not vaccinate their children are also less likely to view flu as a“trigger” for their child’s asthma, the researchers noted.
Allergies can cause many ear, nose, and throat symptoms in children, but allergies can be difficult to separate from other causes. Here are some clues that allergy may be affecting your child.
A study published in the journal Clinical & Experimental Allergy reveals that keeping a dog or cat in the home does not increase children’s risk of becoming allergic to the pets.
A drug that targets the antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE), a key player in asthma, nearly eliminated seasonal increases in asthma attacks and decreased asthma symptoms among young people living in inner city environments, a clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health has found.
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.
Children who have eczema, particularly when occurring with hay fever, are nine times more likely to develop allergic asthma in their 40s, a new study reveals.