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.
A woman in Nebraska was told her chronic runny nose was allergies, but later learned it was a brain leak. An expert unpacks what that means.
Why does something as simple and natural as pollen send our bodies into overdrive? Look no further than your immune system.
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.
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The rare inherited condition, known formally as vibratory urticarial, causes an allergic reaction in patients during the most mundane exercises — think mowing the lawn, jogging, riding the bus, or even clapping.
When planning a big family meal, you want to accommodate friends and family with food allergies. Don’t assume you understand the dietary restrictions of a loved one with a food allergy.
Okay, didn’t think so, but here’s the point: He’s immediately coughing, wheezing, and then choking—all classic signs of a severe, whole-body allergic reaction. This is not what happens when someone on a trendy fad diet eats gluten, is it? Here’s when it’s typically not an allergic reaction: Your symptoms are all in your stomach… An allergic reaction is governed by the immune system, so it looks pretty similar no matter what you’re allergic to. “When a person has a food allergy, her body mistakenly identifies a food protein as being dangerous,” says Bruce Lanser, MD, a faculty food allergist at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO. The antibody immunoglobin E (IgE) essentially attacks that protein, he says, with an onslaught of chemicals that lead to the symptoms Stu so adeptly displayed.
The interim guidance is in response to a major allergy study published earlier this year that found that exposure to peanuts in infancy seemed to help build tolerance.
Polly Smith, 19, went to the salon for a popular brow-thickening treatment, expecting to come out with thicker, lusher, Cara Delevingne-like brows. Treatments from eyebrow dying to eyelash extensions have become routine for many women — young and older — over the past few years. Typically these procedures begin with a quick allergy patch test to indicate any potential allergies to the chemicals used in the treatment.
“Everything in our society revolves around food, but I’ve learned to live with it. I remember what it tastes like. And that will have to be enough.” (Photo: GoFundMe)
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These delayed reactions tend to occur when the initial symptoms of an allergic reaction go away, but then return hours or even days later — without additional exposure to the substance that caused the allergic reaction.