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Egg Allergy? Don’t Let That Stop You From Getting Vaccinated

Latest Allergies News WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Allergies to vaccines are extremely rare and even when they do occur, allergists can safely administer vaccines, Canadian experts report. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) allergies that cause hives, swelling, wheezing or anaphylaxis occur in only 1 of 760,000 vaccinations. Such a reaction typically starts within minutes […]

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Food Allergies Can Strike at Any Age

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You might be surprised to learn that food allergies can start in adulthood and involve a food you’ve eaten without a problem for your entire life. For adults as well as kids, the top — but not the only — food […]

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Health Tip: Living With Animal Allergies

(HealthDay News) — Over half of U.S. households have pets, but unfortunately millions of Americans are allergic to animals. The best way to manage symptoms of pet allergies is to avoid pets, says the American Academy of Asthma and Immunology. Latest Allergies News Other ways to minimize symptoms include: Don’t hug or kiss pets. Keep […]

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Preventing Kids’ Food Allergies Starts in Infancy

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s a scary statistic: Every three minutes, an allergic reaction to a food sends someone to the emergency department, according to the nonprofit group Food Allergy Research & Education. Food allergies affect one in every 13 children under age 18. Eight […]

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Climate Change Could Worsen Sneezin’ Season

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Have you started feeling like your allergies are acting up earlier every year, or maybe they’re lasting longer? New research suggests it’s not just your imagination — climate change appears to be disrupting nature’s usual calendar. Areas with an earlier spring […]

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Immune-Targeted Treatment Might Help Prevent Peanut Allergy Crises

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Allergic reactions to peanuts can be incredibly dangerous, causing the throat to close, the chest to tighten, and throw a person into life-threatening anaphylactic shock. But researchers now believe they’ve found a way to head off that immune reaction by blocking […]

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Health Tip: Taming Allergies

(HealthDay News) — To prevent allergic reactions — from latex to pollen — having an allergy management plan is essential, says the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Latest Allergies News The AAFA asks people to: Avoid contact with allergens. Take medicines as prescribed. Keep epinephrine with you if you are at risk for anaphylaxis. […]

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Under-the-Tongue Allergy Pills Replacing Shots for Many

Latest Allergies News TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Under-the-tongue allergy pills have quickly caught on as a way to treat hay fever and dust mite allergies, a new study finds. Allergy shots have been available for more than 100 years, while sublingual, or under-the-tongue, allergy pills were only approved for use in the […]