Latest Skin allergy test Stories

2007-11-09 09:00:55

SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- HollisterStier's Allergy Business Unit announced today the launch of the ComforTen(TM) Multiple Skin Test System, its newest allergy testing device. The device features ten surgical steel 1.2mm lancet tips, which create minimal skin trauma for comfortable allergy testing. ComforTen is the only 10-test, self-loading, surgical steel testing device on the market. ComforTen is competitively priced relative to other multiple skin test devices available...

2006-10-27 06:00:31

By Hamann, Curtis P; Rodgers, Pamela A; Sullivan, Kim ABSTRACT Background. Like other health care workers, dental professionals are at risk of developing allergic contact dermatitis, or ACD, after exposure to allergenic chemicals. Common allergens include antimicrobials, preservatives, rubber additives and methacrylates. Case Description. The authors describe an orthodontic assistant with severe skin disease, whose symptoms included redness, cracking and bleeding that persisted for 10...

2006-07-05 14:20:00

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exposure to certain airborne fungal spores in early childhood may increase the risk of developing non-fungal allergies, according to researchers at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. Conversely, some fungal types seem to protect against the development of allergies. "It turns out that the health effects of airborne fungal spores are more complicated than we thought," one of the researchers, Dr. Tiina Reponen, said in a statement. Reponen and...

2006-06-08 10:05:00

NEW YORK -- Parents are more likely to think their infant is allergic to certain foods than is actually the case, according to a new study from the UK. Dr. Taraneh Dean of the University of Portsmouth and her colleagues found that 54 percent of a group of one-year-olds were avoiding some foods, because their parents perceived them to have had reactions to items such as cow's milk, wheat, eggs or additives. Overall, however, only 2 percent to 6 percent of the infants had clinically confirmed...

2005-10-20 12:27:34

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treatment with household bleach reduces the allergy-inducing ability of mold spores, a new study shows. Current efforts to remediate mold-contaminated buildings require replacement of contaminated materials, Dr. John W. Martyny of the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver and colleagues note in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical immunology. Also, the Environmental Protection Agency and many investigators argue that killing mold is not...

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