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Latest Oral allergy syndrome Stories

2013-04-22 04:21:02

LONDON, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seasonal sneezing and itchy red eyes brings misery to the 15 million(1) hayfever sufferers in the UK. For those working in cities, worsening traffic congestion, commuting and being 'too busy' is adding to 'urban hayfever' misery, with new figures released today, revealing that 17 per cent of sufferers have lost income as a result of their symptoms(2). The survey conducted by Merck Sharp & Dohme, makers of Clarityn Rapide, reveals more than...

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2011-04-15 07:26:07

A new study published in Clinical & Experimental Allergy reveals that there is no association between a restaurant worker's knowledge of food allergy and his or her confidence in being able to provide a safe meal to a food allergic customer. Food allergies are common, affecting 2% of adults and as much as 8% of children in the UK alone. Allergic reactions can cause a wide variety of symptoms, the most serious being anaphylaxis, which can cause death. Led by Professor Helen Smith of...

2009-04-02 08:10:00

BOULDER, Colo., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is in the air, and along with it, tree, flower, and weed pollens that can throw an allergy sufferer's immune system a curve ball. But the April issue of Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living magazine uncovers five other surprising allergy triggers that make already uncomfortable symptoms worse than they need to be. "When your immune system is weak, it sees seasonal allergens as foreign bodies and launches an inflammatory response,...

2008-09-15 18:00:00

By MARY HAMILTON WHEN I was four years old, we made peanut cookies at school. We used peanut butter, eggs and flour, rolling up the dough into little balls ready to be put in the oven. They looked great but I never got to eat them. After about 10 minutes, my teacher noticed my arms were swelling up. Another five minutes and they had swollen to three times their normal size, and my face and lips were starting to swell too. I was rushed home and taken to the doctor, who confirmed my...

2005-11-07 14:12:51

Approximately 9% of children with an allergy to tree nuts will outgrow their allergy, including children who have previously experienced a severe allergic reaction, according to a study in the November 2005 Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (JACI). The JACI is the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). Up to this point, researchers thought that allergies to tree nuts, which include cashews, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts,...