Latest Peanut allergy Stories

2005-08-17 10:20:00

NEW YORK -- More than half (54.3 percent) of the U.S. population is sensitive to one or more common allergens, placing them at increased risk for the development of asthma, hay fever, and eczema. The highest prevalence rates were for dust mite, rye, ragweed, and cockroach, with about 25 percent of the population testing positive to each allergen. Roughly 18 percent reacted to Bermuda grass, 17 percent to cat, 15 percent to Russian thistle, and 13 percent to white oak and mold. Peanut allergy...

2004-11-28 03:00:15

The essentials * Allergic rhinitis can severely reduce a sufferer's quality of life. * Urticaria is common, and is not a single condition but a syndrome. * In the UK, 1-2 per cent of children are now allergic to peanuts. * Patients at risk of anaphylaxis should carry epinephhne injectors. * Avoiding airborne allergens does not have much clinical impact. 1. Allergic rhinitis Allergie rhinitis was considered a trivial disease 50 years ago, but has become a major health problem due...

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