A promising new drug called AR101, which is ready for FDA review, may help make allergic reactions to peanuts less severe.
A 9-year-old in England has to wear a onesie to school instead of her uniform to avoid triggering a life-threatening allergy. ”She almost lives in a bubble,” says her mom.
Em Lee’s children thought she would die this weekend when she came into contact with nut residue that she believes was left on a plane seat or tray table from a previous airplane flight.
"The flight crew was going above and beyond to accommodate the cats and not accommodate a human condition," Jackie Reckline said of the incident.
The CDC estimates that 4 to 6 percent of children in the U.S. have a food allergy. Here's what you need to know to keep kids safe.
Thanks to a rush of Instagram-worthy new trends (jelly nails, fruit nails, mismatched nails...), the demand for certain nail enhancements, including acrylics and gels, has shot up recently. The 2017 study, conducted by the British Association of Dermatologists, found that allergic reactions are likely to happen when uncured (still wet) substances touch the skin, and that they can involve loosening nails or a severe red, itchy rash — not just localized to the fingertips, but potentially anywhere on the body that has come into contacts with the nails. The study took three types of nail enhancements into consideration: gel nails, acrylic nails, and gel polish.
Sneeze, sniff, repeat. If this sounds like you, there’s a good chance you have seasonal allergies. So why does something as simple and natural as pollen send our bodies into overdrive? Look no further than your immune system. Pollen is considered to be an allergen, and when an allergen gets inside of your body, the immune system goes into defense mode. This results in the release of a chemical called histamine that causes a handful of unpleasant reactions. Some of the most common symptoms include sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, watery eyes and itching. If your symptoms are mild, the simplest way to treat your allergies is to try an over-the-counter treatment like an antihistamine, decongestant, or nasal corticosteroid. These solutions work for a lot of people, but if you don’t find relief, it might be time to visit a physician. Purvi Parikh, MD, is an allergist who says there are two tests that can help doctors pinpoint the specific allergens that are causing discomfort. “With a skin test we scratch the surface of your skin with various different allergens,” she tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “If you’re allergic it makes a little red bump over that specific allergen.” The other option is a blood test where doctors measure IgE (immunoglobulin E) — the antibody responsible for allergic reactions. If you’re exposed to an allergen and are allergic to it, IgE levels will go up in your blood sample.