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Health Tip: Treat Your Child's Allergies

Posted 13 days ago by Drugs.com

-- If your child has seasonal allergies, you may be overwhelmed by the process of deciding on a treatment plan. The American Academy of Pediatrics says you should start with your child's pediatrician. The doctor may refer you to a pediatric allergy specialist, or suggest a treatment plan during an office visit. The academy offers these additional suggestions: Get your child tested so you know ...

Booster Shots Safe for Most Kids Who Have Vaccine Reaction: Study

Posted 24 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 – Most children who have mild to moderate reactions to a vaccine can safely receive booster shots, new research suggests. Canadian scientists found there is a low rate of recurring reactions following subsequent vaccinations. They said their findings should help inform doctors and parents about the safety of immunizations. "Most patients with a history of mild or moderate ...

Health Tip: Protect Your Child After Pet Exposure

Posted 3 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

HealthDay News) – Schools often have classroom pets, such as hamsters, fish or frogs. Caring for those animals can be a great learning experience for kids. But exposure to animals does have some risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Young children are still developing an immune system, so they are more likely to get sick after handling an animal. The CDC suggests how to ...

4 Ways to Protect Your Child From Allergic Reactions at School

Posted 19 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Aug. 19, 2018 – If your child has a food allergy, safety prevention belongs at the top of your back-to-school checklist. "Ensuring that parents and school personnel are all on the same page as far as preventing exposures and treating symptoms is critical to keeping food-allergic children safe," said Dr. B.J. Lanser, director of the Pediatric Food Allergy Program at National Jewish Health ...

Generic EpiPen Gains Doctors' Approval

Posted 17 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval Thursday of the first generic versions of the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. has pleased medical experts, who hope it will make the lifesaving medication more affordable and available. "It's exciting for lots of reasons," said Dr. Michael Blaiss, executive medical director of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. ...

School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma Management

Posted 8 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 – Allergies and asthma can make the start of the new school year a challenge for kids who aren't prepared to deal with flare-ups, an allergist warns. "Every age group is different in how much they can handle when it comes to protecting themselves from flare-ups due to allergies and asthma while at school, as well as severe allergic reactions from food allergies," said Dr. ...

Big Slice of Red Meat Allergies Tied to Tick Bites

Posted 31 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 – Deer ticks are scary enough. Now, scientists have linked bites from the lone star tick to about one-third of all potentially life-threatening allergic reactions around Tennessee. A lone star tick bite can cause a severe immune system response to red meat – such as beef, pork and lamb – said study lead author Dr. Debendra Pattanaik. Lone star ticks, or amblyomma ...

Adrenaline Shot Can Save Lives After Heart Stops, But at a Heavy Price

Posted 19 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 – An adrenaline shot can restart your heart if it suddenly stops beating, but a new trial shows that chances are you might not return to much of a life if you survive. People who suffered cardiac arrest and were resuscitated with adrenaline had an almost doubled risk of severe brain damage, researchers found. "We found adrenaline does not increase your chances of ...

Food Allergies Less Severe in Infants: Study

Posted 18 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 – A severe allergic reaction to food is much less serious in infants than in toddlers and older children, a new study concludes. "We found that infants, unlike older children, have a low-severity food-induced anaphylaxis, which should come as reassuring news to parents who are about to introduce their baby to potentially allergenic foods like peanuts," said study author ...

Health Tip: Caring for Your Epi-Pen

Posted 11 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

-- An epi-pen may be a lifesaving injection for a person with severe allergies. But the device must be cared for and stored properly. Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) suggests how to care for your epi-pen: Store it away from direct light. Store it at room temperature. Do not refrigerate it or allow it to freeze. Do not store it in a car, since temperatures can fluctuate drastically. ...

Many With Severe Allergies Don't Carry an EpiPen: Study

Posted 21 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 – Issues with cost or lack of training mean that more than half of U.S. adults at risk of a severe allergic reaction didn't use a lifesaving EpiPen or other epinephrine auto-injector during a recent attack. That's the finding from a new study of more than 900 adults with potentially life-threatening allergies. The researchers said 52 percent didn't use their prescribed ...

Health Tip: Create a Food Allergy Plan

Posted 20 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

-- If you've been diagnosed with a food allergy, it is important to develop a food allergy plan so you and others know what to do in an emergency. Milder symptoms of food allergy include itching, sneezing, hives or rashes. More severe symptoms, such as trouble breathing or swallowing, may indicate a life-threatening emergency, the Food Allergy Research and Education website says. Here are the ...

Allergies More Common in Kids With Autism

Posted 8 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 – Children with autism are more likely to also have a food, respiratory or skin allergy, new research suggests. What's not clear from the new study, however, is whether there's a common cause behind these conditions. "More research is needed to determine whether there is a causal relation between allergies and autism, or something else causes both conditions," said senior ...

Be Smart When It Comes to Spring Allergies and Asthma

Posted 25 May 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 – Lots of things grow in the spring, including your risk of severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks. So people need to take preventive measures and know when to seek medical care, an emergency physician says. "Spring tends to bring more people to the emergency department," Dr. Paul Kivela, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said in a college news ...

Health Tip: Manage a Latex Allergy

Posted 17 May 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Latex may be found in products such as balloons, dishwashing gloves, waistbands, rubber toys, pacifiers, rubber bands and tape. If you have a latex allergy, exposure can cause a reaction ranging from sneezing, coughing, a rash and chest tightness to anaphylactic shock. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to manage a latex allergy: Avoid direct contact with latex. If you ...

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