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Health Tip: Manage a Latex Allergy

Posted 5 days ago 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 ...

The Other Opioid Crisis: Shortages at U.S. Hospitals

Posted 2 May 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 – U.S. hospitals are running short of the injectable opioids and anesthesia drugs that most surgery patients need during and after their procedures, a new survey shows. More than 98 percent of anesthesiologists responding to the survey said they regularly experience shortages of these drugs. And recent efforts by the federal government to curb the opioid crisis – by ...

Even Living Near a Farm Might Help Prevent Allergies

Posted 1 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 – While allergists have long known that farm life helps prevent allergies in kids, new research shows the benefit might even extend to adults who live near a farm. The findings "are indicative of potentially beneficial health effects of living in close proximity to farms," said a team led by Dr. Lidwien Smit, of Utrecht University in the Netherlands. One U.S. expert said the ...

Health Tip: Protect Yourself Against Color Additives

Posted 23 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Cosmetics and personal care products may contain color additives that could harm your health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. While personal care products manufactured in the United States are regulated by the FDA, imported products may contain unregulated dyes, the agency says. The FDA advises: Approval of a color additive for one use does not mean approval for other uses. For ...

Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens

Posted 22 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, April 21, 2018 – If you have asthma, it may help to reduce your exposure to allergens. Previous research has shown that roughly two-thirds of all people with asthma also have an allergy, allergy experts say. "What many people don't realize is that the same things that trigger your seasonal hay fever symptoms – things like pollen, dust mites, mold and pet dander – can also cause ...

Spring Sneezin' Season Has Sprung

Posted 13 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 – If you suffer from allergies, you already know that pollen is in the air – even in the parts of the United States with unseasonably cool temperatures. So what kind of allergy season can we expect this year? Will we see a return of the pollen vortex? Might we have a blooming bombogenesis of pollen? Don't scoff: There is some evidence that climate change and ...

Heath Tip; How to Introduce Your Child to Peanuts

Posted 11 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Peanuts, as with any food that's at high risk of triggering a dangerous allergy – should be introduced slowly and methodically to rule out a possible reaction. Mild symptoms of an allergy include coughing, sneezing, rash or hives. More serious warning signs include lip swelling, vomiting, widespread hives, face or tongue swelling, difficulty breathing, wheezing or a change in skin color, the ...

Peanut Allergy Vaccine Works -- in Mice

Posted 11 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 – An experimental peanut-allergy vaccine proved effective in mice, researchers say. The vaccine protected allergic mice from reactions such as itchy skin and breathing problems when they were exposed to peanuts two weeks after their final vaccine dose, according to the University of Michigan researchers. The vaccine is administered by nose in three monthly doses. The ...

Babies Given Certain Meds May Have Higher Odds for Allergies Later

Posted 2 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 – Babies who are given antacids or antibiotics during their first 6 months of life may have a sharply higher risk for allergies or asthma, a large new study warns. The finding is based on an analysis of health records of more than 792,000 children born between 2001 and 2013. While the study does not prove that the medications cause allergy, lead author Dr. Edward Mitre said ...

Many Pick the Wrong Drugs for Sneezin' Season

Posted 31 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 – Hay fever sufferers often choose the wrong medication for their seasonal sniffles, new research suggests. With flowers, trees and grasses springing back to life, folks with allergies will start to complain of sneezing, runny noses, and watery, itchy eyes. More often than not, though, they'll head to the allergy aisle of their nearest drug store without advice from a ...

New Moms Still Wary of Exposing Infants to Peanuts

Posted 24 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 – Though doctors recommend an early introduction to peanuts, many new moms prefer to delay giving them to their babies, researchers report. Allergy experts now say that infants should be exposed to the allergen by the time they are 4 to 6 months old. "Food allergies are scary, so it's understandable that parents would hesitate to introduce a food they might see as ...

School Nurses at Ground Zero for Food Allergies

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 – Food allergies are common among American kids, with nearly one-third of U.S. school nurses reporting at least one severe reaction to food among their students in the last school year, a new survey finds. But the survey, of more than 200 school nurses nationwide, also uncovered some good news. Ninety-six percent of the nurses said school staffers had been trained on how ...

Now's the Time to Tackle Springtime Allergies

Posted 18 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, March 17, 2018 – With spring allergy season just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how to deal with your symptoms, experts say. "Bottom line, very few people suffer from the same allergies or symptoms," Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), said in a news release from the organization. "You have to create a ...

Health Tip: Handling Workplace Emergencies

Posted 2 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Your workplace may expose you to tobacco smoke, allergens, germs, chemicals and other airborne contaminants. Warning signs for you and your co-workers could include a rapid onset of headaches, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness or breathing difficulties. If you think there is a health emergency at your job, it's important to take quick action, the American Lung Association says. It offers these ...

Summer Camp Tips for Kids With Asthma, Allergies

Posted 25 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Feb. 24, 2018 – Your children may already be looking forward to summer camp. But when it comes to kids with asthma or allergies, parents need to take extra steps in planning their outdoor experience. "Kids with allergies and asthma need an extra layer of preparation to ensure they stay healthy and enjoy their adventure," said Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of ...

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