Allergy News From Medical News Today
An allergy is the response of the immune system to substances that are usually harmless, such as foods, pollens, medicines, molds, pet hairs and house dust mite. When a person comes in contact with a particular allergen to which they are allergic, an allergic response is triggered causing symptoms which include sneezing, wheezing, rash, itchy eyes and sickness. Rates of allergy are increasing throughout the world and may affect up to 30-35% of people at some time in their lives.
Raw milk may prevent allergy and asthma, but is it safe?
13 Sep 2017 at 8:00am
More people are choosing to drink unpasteurized milk. Research shows that it can reduce allergy and asthma, but raw milk can also contain deadly bacteria.
Food allergy diagnosis by oral food challenge is safe, says study
8 Sep 2017 at 7:00am
A study of 6,327 low-risk, non-research, open oral food challenges for diagnosing food allergies found that very few resulted in allergic reactions.
Inflammation required for 'smell' tissue regeneration
4 Sep 2017 at 12:00am
In a mouse study designed to understand how chronic inflammation in sinusitis damages the sense of smell, scientists at Johns Hopkins say they were surprised to learn that the regeneration of...
Phytophotodermatitis: Symptoms, treatment, and causes
19 Aug 2017 at 3:00am
Phytophotodermatitis is a reaction on the skin, caused by the combined exposure to certain plants and sunlight. Learn about the symptoms and treatments.
Peanut allergy could be cured with probiotics
18 Aug 2017 at 9:00am
The vast majority of children in a large clinical trial continued to tolerate peanuts for 4 years after it had ended, new research shows.
Solar urticaria: Treatment, management, and symptoms
17 Aug 2017 at 3:00am
Solar urticaria is a type of rash that occurs after exposure to sunlight. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and how the condition is treated and prevented.
Allergy wheezing: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
16 Aug 2017 at 6:00am
What is allergy wheezing? In this article, learn how allergies may cause wheezing and what the symptoms may be. How is allergy wheezing treated?
Scientists unearth cell 'checkpoint' that stops allergic diseases
14 Aug 2017 at 12:00am
The discovery has implications for the treatment of asthma, eczema and other diseases.
Common allergy drugs may prevent blood clots
4 Aug 2017 at 12:00am
New research in mice suggests that common allergy drugs may offer a bleeding risk-free alternative to existing anti-clotting medication.
Alpha-gal allergy: What you need to know
29 Jul 2017 at 12:00am
What is an alpha-gal allergy and what are the causes of it? Learn about the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, how it can be treated, and prevention methods.
A2 milk: What you need to know
25 Jul 2017 at 9:00am
What is A2 milk? This new milk on the market is supposedly healthier and easy to digest, but what is the truth? We look at the research.
Accidental poisoning by soap products: What to do
16 Jul 2017 at 3:00am
Accidental poisoning by soap products can result from contact with any kind of chemical soap products. Learn what to do when accidental poisoning occurs.
Dust mite allergy: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention
15 Jul 2017 at 3:00am
Dust mites are a common cause of allergic reactions. Learn about the symptoms of dust mite allergy, how it is treated, and how to prevent it.
Tattoos: Does ink travel through your body?
14 Jul 2017 at 12:00am
After the tattoo needle punctures deep into your skin, most of the ink is lodged firmly in your dermis - but the rest goes on a journey.
What makes eyes itch?
4 Jul 2017 at 8:00am
Summer is here, and allergies are rearing their ugly heads, causing many an itchy eye. Find out what happens in your eye to bring you such distress.