Allergy News From Medical News Today
An allergy is the response of the immune system to substances that are usually harmless, such as foods, pollens, medicines, molds, pet hairs and house dust mite. When a person comes in contact with a particular allergen to which they are allergic, an allergic response is triggered causing symptoms which include sneezing, wheezing, rash, itchy eyes and sickness. Rates of allergy are increasing throughout the world and may affect up to 30-35% of people at some time in their lives.
Common skin rashes: Pictures, causes, and treatments
26 Mar 2017 at 3:00am
In this article, we look at a variety of skin rashes including eczema, hives, and psoriasis. Learn about possible triggers and when to see a doctor.
Itchy eyes: Causes and treatment options
23 Mar 2017 at 3:00am
How can you relieve itchy or dry eyes? When should you see a doctor? Learn about common causes of this irritating condition and how to manage symptoms.
Oral allergy syndrome: Foods, symptoms, and treatments
23 Mar 2017 at 12:00am
In this article, learn about the causes of allergic reactions that affect the mouth, lips, tongue, and throat, as well as how to manage the condition.
How stable manure protects against allergies
8 Mar 2017 at 11:00pm
Improved hygiene has largely eliminated infectious diseases from everyday life. There is, however, a downside to this progress: the number of allergies is growing steadily.
New technique removes the cause of allergic asthma: Antibodies are suctioned off
6 Mar 2017 at 11:00pm
Allergies are the commonest cause of asthma. The immune system over-reacts to harmless substances such as birch or grass pollen, for example, forming immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE).
Probiotic could help alleviate hay fever symptoms
2 Mar 2017 at 7:00am
Researchers suggest that a probiotic containing Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria may be effective for easing symptoms of seasonal allergies.
FDA approves Odactra for house dust mite allergies
2 Mar 2017 at 5:00am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Odactra, the first allergen extract to be administered under the tongue (sublingually) to treat house dust mite (HDM)-induced nasal inflammation...
Common causes of eye pain explained
1 Mar 2017 at 9:00am
In this article, learn about common causes of eye pain, such as corneal disorders, glaucoma, uveitis, and endophthalmitis. Also learn about eye care tips.
Best eye drops for people with itchy eyes
18 Feb 2017 at 5:00am
In this article, learn about what eye drops are available for itchy eyes, when eye drops should be used, and when people should see a doctor.
Molecular mechanism behind why allergies are more common in developed countri...
16 Feb 2017 at 11:00pm
Researchers have discovered a molecular mechanism that could explain why allergies are less common in developing countries.
People can 'suppress' hay fever with three years of pollen pills or injections
15 Feb 2017 at 11:00pm
Patients blighted by hay fever could markedly reduce symptoms for several years after a three-year course of treatment, but not after two years of treatment, researchers have found.
Cold or Allergies? How to Tell the Difference
12 Feb 2017 at 5:00am
What are the similarities between allergies and colds, and what are the durations of symptoms? How do treatments differ? When should a doctor be seen?
Are prebiotics or probiotics effective against dermatitis?
1 Feb 2017 at 11:00pm
Evidence supporting a key role for an altered gut microbiome in the development of atopic dermatitis (AD) would suggest that the use of probiotics or prebiotics to correct microbial imbalances in...
Protein IL-33 found to drive allergic sensitivity in the neonatal lung
23 Jan 2017 at 5:00am
Scientists from the lab of Bart Lambrecht (VIB-UGent) and Erasmus University have found evidence that interleukin-33 (IL-33), a protein created by white blood cells, is a key driver of allergic...
Bee sting vaccine opens door to new allergy remedies
9 Jan 2017 at 5:00am
A bee vaccine developed in Australia is opening doors to new remedies for a range of other insect, plant and pollen allergies.