In the past 15 - 20 years, the number of peanut allergic children has increased dramatically. From 0.5% to 1.0% in England and an increase from 0.4% to 0.8% in the United States. Peanuts and tree nuts account for most life-threatening or fatal food...read more
The importance of the relationship between asthma and allergy is now well-recognized [1,7]. Studies of asthmatic patients with house dust mite allergy have demonstrated the importance of house dust mite avoidance measures in the control of asthma [8,11].MURRAY and...read more
Hay fever -- seasonal allergic rhinitis -- provoked by ragweed pollen is an annoying condition that affects many Canadians, particularly in regions east of Winnipeg.For most sufferers the most troublesome symptom is persistent nasal obstruction; this is often...read more
The only compelling argument in favour of establishing a specific diagnosis in allergic disease is that when the offending allergen is identified, a specific treatment can be instituted.Only two specific treatments are available to the allergic patient - allergen...read more
Allergy and asthma sufferers will go to great lengths to find relief from the sneezing and sniffling, including buying expensive air filters and purifiers.But do they really work?Most allergists say no - or at least not as well as traditional allergy shots and...read more
Some Ontario residents at high risk of complications from swine flu are unable to get the vaccine against it because they are allergic to eggs.Eggs are used as incubators for the H1N1 vaccine, so Canada's chief medical officer, Dr. David Butler-Jones, has advised...read more
OTTAWA – An H1N1 vaccine available in Britain for people suffering from severe egg allergies will not be used in Canada because it has not received regulatory approval, leaving thousands of Canadians without a second option for vaccinations.The Public Health Agency...read more
Dust mites, which are microscopic organisms that exist in dust and dirt, can often cause allergic reactions, with symptoms that are similar to those of asthma and pollen allergies. By taking a few precautions beyond the normal scope of good housekeeping, you can...read more
Horsham, PA, January 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ – While cold and flu season is always unpredictable, this year is already one of the worst to date with flu outbreaks across the nation stemming from the arrival of the H1N1 virus and another wave of seasonal flu on the...read more
A review of 40 studies found that people with low levels of the key vitamins were more likely to suffer from asthma than those without the condition.Each vitamin was independently linked with an increase in the risk of asthma, with people with the lowest levels of...read more
What is an Allergist?
An allergist/immunologist is a physician specially trained to manage and treat allergies and asthma. Becoming an allergist/immunologist requires completion of at least nine years of training. After completing medical school and graduating with a medical degree, a physician will then undergo three years of training in internal medicine (to become an internist) or pediatrics (to become a pediatrician).
Pillow Encasings Covers for Allergies
You might think dust mites take up only a little room in your bed. In fact, within 10 years, dead dust mites and their waste can double the weight of your mattress.