Immunotherapy against pollen allergy can help prevent asthma

Hamburg, Germany - Spring has arrived in the northern hemisphere - and with it, a time of suffering for those who are susceptible to hay fever.About 10 million people in Germany are allergic to pollen, said the Association of German Allergists in Hamburg, northern...

read more

How Can You Prevent Peanut Comsumption: Is it possible?

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

Environmental control: an idea whose time has come

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

First-line treatment of hay fever: What is the best option?

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

Injection Desensitisation in Allergy

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

Forget air filters, experts prefer allergy shots.

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

No H1N1 vaccine for Ontarians with egg allergies

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

People with egg allergy face vaccine dilemma

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

How to Prevent Dust Mite Allergies

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

Cold and Flu Season Can Be Worse For People With Asthma and COPD

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

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). 

Read More

Standard Dust Mite Proof Mattress Encasing Queen

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.