July 2013 - AtlantaENT

Month: July 2013

When you visit your specialist that manages your child’s asthma, you probably have many questions and concerns to address. Some parents may get frustrated by providers that direct questions at the child, rather than the parent. New research published in the July issue of the medical journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology show why […]

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The skin disease known as eczema may be linked to food related allergies in infants, a recent study conducted by researchers at King’s College London and the University of Dundee and published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology showed. The research suggests that the breakdown in the skin barrier that occurs in eczema could trigger […]

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As most people with pollen allergies in the Atlanta area can tell you, the one upside to all of this rain we have been having is that the pollen counts have been significantly lower than they were earlier this season. With the rain washing away pollen before it gets airborne, and the counts so low, […]

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You brought home an adorable kitten, just to find out one of your family is allergic to cats. After confirming the allergy with an allergist, what next? Before you rush to get rid of your furry family member, consider these tips. Make an allergy free zone-. Cats love soft surfaces to sleep on, especially the […]

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Unfortunately, many children will not exhibit signs of being allergic to cats or dogs until they are toddlers. When allergies do show up, or a new pet comes into the home and triggers a family member’s allergic reaction, what do you do? While some people opt to rehome their cat or kitten, others find that […]

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According to a recent study, children at high risk of asthma or allergies can benefit from living in a home that has been treated to remove common allergens. The researchers in the UK based study worked with 291 couples who suffered from allergies and were expecting a baby, a baby that would, by genetics, be […]

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A common question that parents with children that have peanut allergies ask us is if an allergic reaction will occur if their child sits next to someone snacking on a peanut butter sandwich or even peanuts themselves. The fear these parents have is the smell of peanuts or peanut butter might carry the allergen. A […]

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Regardless of your age, allergies can develop at any stage of life, and often do so quite suddenly. Sometimes it may be the result of exposure to a new allergen, or due to repeated exposure over time that finally triggers your immune system to respond. When you are an adult, it can be hard to […]

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A recent study published in the journal PLOS One shows that that kids with high levels of poly-unsaturated fatty acids in umbilical cord blood at birth are more likely to develop respiratory and skin allergies by their early teens. The researchers, led by Malin Barman and his colleagues at the Chalmers University of Technology in […]

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A chemical preservative is garnering lots of attention as the possible culprit behind an explosive growth of painful skin allergies, commonly referred to as contact dermatitis. The preservative is found in shampoos, moisturizers, shower gels, make-up and baby wipes. Contact dermatitis is a skin condition characterized by the appearance of a red and itchy rash […]

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