Allergies Archive

Allergic Rhinitis Has Negative Effect on Quality of Life in Teens

Allergic Rhinitis Has Negative Effect on Quality of Life in Teens

Allergic rhinitis also had a negative effect on daily functioning, sleep, school productivity, and academic performance.

Most Adults Do Not Use Their Epinephrine Auto-Injectors During Reactions

Most Adults Do Not Use Their Epinephrine Auto-Injectors During Reactions

Most adults (52%) reported that an EAI was not used during their most severe reaction, even though it would have been beneficial, 45% said they didn't have it with them at the time.

Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Treatment Options to Consider

Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Treatment Options to Consider

Because determining an appropriate treatment plan for a patient depends on the subtype of the disease, it is imperative for providers to know and understand the underlying mechanisms of CRS as well as the components included in a medical evaluation of a patient.

Immune-Response Cluster in Infant Respiratory Syncytial Virus Linked With Recurrent Wheeze

Immune-Response Cluster in Infant Respiratory Syncytial Virus Linked With Recurrent Wheeze

A nasal immune-response pattern characterized by lower non-interferon antiviral immune response mediators and higher type 2 and type 17 cytokines was significantly associated with recurrent wheeze at 1 year.

Intranasal Epinephrine for Anaphyalxis Looks Promising in Early Study

Intranasal Epinephrine for Anaphyalxis Looks Promising in Early Study

The pharmacokinetics trial, which included 60 participants with seasonal allergies, also demonstrated rapid drug absorption with the intranasal spray.

Adenoid, Tonsil Removal May Affect Later Respiratory Risks

Adenoid, Tonsil Removal May Affect Later Respiratory Risks

Adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy in children by age 9 were associated with higher long-term risks for respiratory, infectious, and allergic diseases.

Vitamin D Supplementation Reduced Recurrent Wheezing in Premature Black Infants

Vitamin D Supplementation Reduced Recurrent Wheezing in Premature Black Infants

Vitamin D supplementation appears to reduce the recurrent wheezing by 12 months of age in black infants born prematurely.

CD63 Ratio May Predict Allergic Reaction Severity in Peanut Food Challenge

CD63 Ratio May Predict Allergic Reaction Severity in Peanut Food Challenge

Researchers developed a predictive algorithm to identify individuals with a higher risk for severe reactions to the standardized peanut oral food challenge.

Recall: Rhinitis Treatment May Contain Small Glass Particles

Recall: Rhinitis Treatment May Contain Small Glass Particles

Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray is a corticosteroid indicated for the management of the nasal symptoms of perennial nonallergic rhinitis in adults and pediatric patients aged 4 years and older.

Montelukast Improved Symptoms in Angioedema-Predominant Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria

Montelukast Improved Symptoms in Angioedema-Predominant Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria

Montelukast improved symptoms in a significant proportion of individuals with angioedema-predominant chronic spontaneous urticaria.

Parents Have Concerns Over Food Allergy Precautions at Schools

Parents Have Concerns Over Food Allergy Precautions at Schools

Many parents feel additional food labeling, allergy education, and stocking of epinephrine are needed.

Laryngeal Dysfunction in Cough Hypersensitivity Syndrome Similar to Other Conditions

Laryngeal Dysfunction in Cough Hypersensitivity Syndrome Similar to Other Conditions

The pattern of laryngeal motor dysfunction and the prevalence and severity of laryngeal hypersensitivity in individuals with chronic cough were similar to that observed in individuals with vocal cord dysfunction and muscle tension dysphonia.

Severe Atopic Eczema Tied to Higher CVD Risk

Severe Atopic Eczema Tied to Higher CVD Risk

A strong dose-response relation was seen with atopic eczema severity.

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Prevalence in an Insured US Population

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Prevalence in an Insured US Population

Researchers have developed a novel algorithm to identify hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

Beclomethasone Dipropionate vs Cetirizine in Children With Perennial Allergic Rhinitis

Beclomethasone Dipropionate vs Cetirizine in Children With Perennial Allergic Rhinitis

Nasal beclomethasone dipropionate was more effective in improving nasal patency and cytology as well as quality of life compared with cetirizine in children with perennial allergic rhinitis.

Shower Cream, Body Lotion Combo Improves Atopic Dry Skin

Shower Cream, Body Lotion Combo Improves Atopic Dry Skin

Physiological lipids in the products restored skin barrier function and hydration.

Role of Environmental Risk Factors in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Role of Environmental Risk Factors in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Potential risk factors for eosinophilic esophagitis include antibiotic use in infancy and behaviors such as smoking and alcohol intake.

Concerns Over EpiPen Supply Prompt Statement from Mylan

Concerns Over EpiPen Supply Prompt Statement from Mylan

Intermittent supply constraints due to manufacturing delays from Mylan's manufacturing partner, Meridian Medical Technologies, have resulted in varying supply levels.

No Clinical Benefit Seen for Bath Emollients in Childhood Eczema

No Clinical Benefit Seen for Bath Emollients in Childhood Eczema

Patient-oriented eczema measures cores did not meet the minimal clinically important difference after adjustment for confounders.

Auvi-Q 0.1mg Auto-Injector Available Soon for Infants, Toddlers

Auvi-Q 0.1mg Auto-Injector Available Soon for Infants, Toddlers

The supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the 0.1mg strength was granted Priority Review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Birch Pollen-Related Foods Can Trigger Dermatitis Reactions

Birch Pollen-Related Foods Can Trigger Dermatitis Reactions

Intake of birch-pollen related foods may lead to aggravation of symptoms in patients with atopic dermatitis.

Most Parents Willing to Enroll Child in Food Allergen Trials

Most Parents Willing to Enroll Child in Food Allergen Trials

Higher parental income was the only significant positive predictor of willingness to enroll child in a clinical trial.

Most Patients Select Suboptimal Medications for Allergic Rhinitis

Most Patients Select Suboptimal Medications for Allergic Rhinitis

Only 16.5% of pharmacy customers with hay fever select optimal medications.

Antibiotics, Acid-Suppressive Meds Tied to Allergic Disease

Antibiotics, Acid-Suppressive Meds Tied to Allergic Disease

Findings for subsequent allergic disease following infant exposure in the first six months of life.

Sinuva Sinus Implant Launched to Treat Recurrent Nasal Polyps

Sinuva Sinus Implant Launched to Treat Recurrent Nasal Polyps

Sinuva can be implanted during a routine physician visit under local or topical anesthesia.

Duration of Antibiotics Often Exceeds Guidelines for Sinusitis

Duration of Antibiotics Often Exceeds Guidelines for Sinusitis

More than 90% of non-azithromycin antibiotic courses were 10 days or longer for acute sinusitis.

Food Allergy Policies Exist in Many Schools, But Barriers Still Exist

Food Allergy Policies Exist in Many Schools, But Barriers Still Exist

The majority of school nurses report staff training on anaphylaxis and epinephrine availability.

Immunotherapy With Grass Allergen Peptides Reduced Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Immunotherapy With Grass Allergen Peptides Reduced Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Adults with grass pollen rhinoconjunctivitis benefited from immunotherapy with peptide hydrolysates from Lolium perenne.

Effect of Allergen Exposure Reduction Efforts on Asthma Outcomes

Effect of Allergen Exposure Reduction Efforts on Asthma Outcomes

According to a systematic literature review, there was inconclusive evidence that single indoor allergen interventions were effective at improving asthma outcomes.

Chronic Rhinosinusitis Disease Burden Similar to Other Chronic Conditions

Chronic Rhinosinusitis Disease Burden Similar to Other Chronic Conditions

Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis may experience decreases in health-related quality of life comparable to other serious chronic diseases.

Seasonal SCIT Dose Adjustments Fail to Reduce Systemic Reactions in Pediatric Patients

Seasonal SCIT Dose Adjustments Fail to Reduce Systemic Reactions in Pediatric Patients

Researchers sought to assess the effect of seasonal dose adjustments on the rate of systemic reactions in pediatric patients receiving standardized allergen subcutaneous immunotherapy.

Food Allergies May Be Linked to Unmetabolized Folic Acid at Birth

Food Allergies May Be Linked to Unmetabolized Folic Acid at Birth

Higher levels of unmetabolized folic acid at birth may be associated with the development of food allergies.

Allergic Disease Risk in Children May Increase With Antibiotic Exposure

Allergic Disease Risk in Children May Increase With Antibiotic Exposure

Children who are exposed to antibiotics earlier in life may have an increased risk for allergic diseases, including asthma, atopic dermatitis, and allergic rhinitis.

Lanadelumab Reduced Attack Rates in Hereditary Angioedema

Lanadelumab Reduced Attack Rates in Hereditary Angioedema

Patients with hereditary angioedema experienced a significant reduction in attack rates when treated with lanadelumab.

Intranasal Corticosteroid Treatment Confirmed for Nasal Congestion With Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Intranasal Corticosteroid Treatment Confirmed for Nasal Congestion With Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Intranasal corticosteroids are the current guideline-preferred treatment recommendation for nasal congestion.

AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress 2018: What to Expect

AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress 2018: What to Expect

A first look at what will be presented at the 2018 Joint Congress of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the World Allergy Organization.

Proinflammatory Diet Has Adverse Effects on Atopic Wheeze

Proinflammatory Diet Has Adverse Effects on Atopic Wheeze

The dietary inflammatory index was used to examine the risk for current wheeze with a proinflammatory diet in adults and children.

Oral Prednisolone for the Management of Pediatric Wheezing

Oral Prednisolone for the Management of Pediatric Wheezing

Children who received oral prednisolone vs placebo for virus-associated wheeze had a shorter length of hospital stay.

Asthma, Atopic Dermatitis Risk May Be Affected by Timing of Birth

Asthma, Atopic Dermatitis Risk May Be Affected by Timing of Birth

Timing of birth may increase risk for asthma or atopic dermatitis.

Indoor Allergen Prevalence in Daycare Centers vs Homes Compared

Indoor Allergen Prevalence in Daycare Centers vs Homes Compared

Indoor allergens are much higher in day-care centers than in homes.

Ambient Air Pollution Exposure Associated With Increased Risk for Pregnancy Loss

Ambient Air Pollution Exposure Associated With Increased Risk for Pregnancy Loss

A prospective study evaluated whether chronic exposure to air pollution increased risk for pregnancy loss.

Food Allergies May Increase Risk for Asthma in Children

Food Allergies May Increase Risk for Asthma in Children

Investigators sought to determine the association between food allergies and the development of asthma.

Asthma Risk Increased With Atopic Dermatitis Plus Allergic Sensitization

Asthma Risk Increased With Atopic Dermatitis Plus Allergic Sensitization

Atopic dermatitis without concomitant allergic sensitization in children is not associated an increased risk for asthma.

Allergy Nasal Spray FlutiCare OTC Now Available

Allergy Nasal Spray FlutiCare OTC Now Available

FlutiCare OTC can relieve both indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms caused by pollen, dust, and animal dander.

Usefulness of CHEST 2006 Cough Classifications

Usefulness of CHEST 2006 Cough Classifications

The 2006 CHEST management algorithms for acute, subacute, and chronic cough appear to be useful in treating adults globally.

Breastfeeding May Decrease Flexural Dermatitis Risk, But Not Asthma

Breastfeeding May Decrease Flexural Dermatitis Risk, But Not Asthma

Exclusive breastfeeding may have a protective effect against flexural dermatitis development in infants, but appears to have no long-term effect on measures of asthma.

ACAAI Releases Updated Allergic Rhinitis Treatment Guidelines

ACAAI Releases Updated Allergic Rhinitis Treatment Guidelines

The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology has issued updated guidelines on seasonal allergic rhinitis treatment.

Telemedicine Effective for Allergy Management

Telemedicine Effective for Allergy Management

Further research is needed, but the position statement authors support the use of telemedicine as a method of health care delivery.

Progression of Allergic Rhinitis: Worsening Symptoms Over Time

Progression of Allergic Rhinitis: Worsening Symptoms Over Time

Over 10 years, patients with local allergic rhinitis show worsening of rhinitis, development of asthma, and poor quality of life.

Hypoxemia, Breathing Difficulty May Indicate Pneumonia in Children

Hypoxemia, Breathing Difficulty May Indicate Pneumonia in Children

Clinical symptoms of pneumonia should be identified quickly in pediatric patients to prevent inappropriate therapy.

Economic Efficacy of Allergen Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinits, Venom Allergy

Economic Efficacy of Allergen Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinits, Venom Allergy

A systematic review examined the safety and cost-effectiveness of allergen immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, food allergy, and venom allergy.

Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Syrup Receives FDA Approval

Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Syrup Receives FDA Approval

Cyproheptadine is used to treat various allergic reactions.

Examining the Efficacy of Capsaicin Nasal Spray in Mixed Rhinitis

Examining the Efficacy of Capsaicin Nasal Spray in Mixed Rhinitis

Nasal hyperreactivity was predictive of treatment success.

Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis Guideline Updates From BSACI

Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis Guideline Updates From BSACI

Allergic and nonallergic rhinitis guidelines include the latest updates from BSACI for diagnosing and managing children and adults.

Serum Periostin Biomarker in Asthma With Comorbid Upper Airway Disease

Serum Periostin Biomarker in Asthma With Comorbid Upper Airway Disease

A study of 65 patients examined the efficacy of using serum periostin as a biomarker for asthma with comorbid upper airway disease.

Decreased Lung Function, Asthma Rates Causally Linked to BMI

Decreased Lung Function, Asthma Rates Causally Linked to BMI

BMI is causally related to higher prevalence of asthma, but not hay fever or allergy.

Delayed Anaphylaxis, Hypotension Following Tick Bite

Delayed Anaphylaxis, Hypotension Following Tick Bite

Following multiple tick and mosquito bites, a male patient experienced severe anaphylaxis and hypotention following the ingestion of mammalian meat or dairy products.

Efficacy of Clinical Decision Rules in Diagnosing Acute, Bacterial Rhinosinusitis

Efficacy of Clinical Decision Rules in Diagnosing Acute, Bacterial Rhinosinusitis

Rules integrating signs, symptoms, CRP can diagnose acute rhinosinusitis, bacterial rhinosinusitis

Smoking Cessation Improves Chronic Rhinosinusitis Symptoms

Smoking Cessation Improves Chronic Rhinosinusitis Symptoms

Smokers had worse rhinosinusitis symptoms and used more antibiotics and oral corticosteroids to treat sinus infections.

Grass Pollen Allergic Rhinitis Symptoms Improved With Booster Immunotherapy

Grass Pollen Allergic Rhinitis Symptoms Improved With Booster Immunotherapy

Patients with recurrent grass pollen-induced allergic rhinitis benefit from ultra-short courses of booster immunotherapy.

New Dietary Supplement Relieves Allergy Symptoms

New Dietary Supplement Relieves Allergy Symptoms

AllerVarx is a bilayer tablet that allows for controlled release of ingredients like quercetin and vitamin D3.

Thunderstorm Asthma: Strong Winds, Electrical Activity Trigger Asthma Outbreaks

Thunderstorm Asthma: Strong Winds, Electrical Activity Trigger Asthma Outbreaks

A combination of several factors -- including electrical activity, high humidity, and rainfall -- can lead to asthma outbreaks in conjunction with thunderstorms.

Recall: NasalCrom Allergy Spray

Recall: NasalCrom Allergy Spray

NasalCom nasal spray has been recalled due to possible microbial contamination in the water used to manufacture the product.

Increase in Asthma and Allergy Symptoms Impacted by Climate Change

Increase in Asthma and Allergy Symptoms Impacted by Climate Change

The rise in asthma and allergy symptoms may be due to climate change which heightens the damage of airway cells by outdoor fungus.

Grass Pollen SLIT Beneficial for Allergic Rhinitis Progression

Grass Pollen SLIT Beneficial for Allergic Rhinitis Progression

Sublingual immunotherapy is associated with slower AR progression and less frequent asthma onset in patients with allergic rhinitis.

Efficacy of Allergen Immunotherapy in Allergic Asthma

Efficacy of Allergen Immunotherapy in Allergic Asthma

Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) was shown to reduce short-term symptoms and medication scores.

Cholestatoma Risk Increases With Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Cholestatoma Risk Increases With Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Over 8 years follow-up, researchers identified cholestatoma in 209 patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.

Two Years of Sublingual Immunotherapy Ineffective for Allergic Rhinitis

Two Years of Sublingual Immunotherapy Ineffective for Allergic Rhinitis

Two years is insufficient for sublingual immunotherapy to induce long-term clinical efficacy in allergic rhinitis.

Mobile App Asses Impact of Uncontrolled Allergic Rhinitis

Mobile App Asses Impact of Uncontrolled Allergic Rhinitis

Researchers examined the impact of uncontrolled allergic rhinitis on work productivity.

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