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Addressing a Rash of Allergies: A Photo Essay
Allergic rhinitis and the “allergic triad,” allergy tests for children, allergic asthma, acute urticaria, a lipstick allergy, allergic contact dermatitis of the scalp—these images show a range of common allergic conditions.
Oral Immunotherapy Desensitizes Peanut Allergy in Children
New evidence supports oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy, and sublingual immunotherapy for allergies and asthma. But further work is required for their routine use in clinical practice.
Overweight and Obese More Vulnerable to Asthma
They breathe in more air than do normal-weight persons, exposing them to more air pollutants and making them more vulnerable to asthma and other pulmonary diseases.
Air Pollutants Up Asthma Risk in Obese Children
Obese children in this study were nearly 3 times as likely to have asthma as nonobese children.
Corticosteroids for Asthma Raise Sleep Apnea Risk
Inhaled corticosteroids may contribute to the high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea among patients with asthma, a study showed.
Autism Risk May Grow in Children With Asthma
The risk of a later diagnosis of autism may be slightly increased in young children who have asthma, according to a new study.
Phytoestrogens May Ease Wheezing Asthma, Allergy
A simple way to prevent asthma or treat wheezing may be to eat flaxseed or take some kind of probiotic.
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