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Allergies Health Center

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  1. Flu Vaccine Safe for Egg-Allergic Kids

    March 19, 2008 (Philadelphia) -- The flu vaccine can safely be given to kids who have an egg allergy, two new studies suggest. Because the flu vaccine contains egg protein, the CDC doesn't recommend it for people with severe allergies to chicken eggs. And most doctors are reluctant to give flu shots

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  2. New Ways to Fight Nut, Milk Allergies

    March 18, 2008 (Philadelphia) -- Peanut allergies among kids are on the rise, a new study shows, but several novel strategies show promise for stemming -- even reversing -- the tide. Researchers studying mice found that by eating peanuts while pregnant and breastfeeding, new moms may lower the risk

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  3. 'Tongue Drops' Cut Bee Sting Allergy

    March 18, 2008 (Philadelphia) -- Taking allergy drops instead of enduring painful shots may someday become an option for people who are allergic to honeybee stings. In a preliminary study, Italian researchers found that putting honeybee venom under the tongue was safe and significantly reduced react

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  4. Kids' Allergies: Schoolwork Can Suffer

    March 17, 2008 (Philadelphia) -- Kids' allergies are nothing to sneeze at. A first-of-its-kind national survey shows that when kids suffer nasal allergy symptoms, everything from their sleep to their schoolwork suffers as well. In the study of more than 1,000 families, parents of kids with allergies

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  5. Kids’ Food Allergies Damper Dining Out

    March 17, 2008 (Philadelphia) -- Even though most parents alert restaurant staff if their children have food allergies, a sizable number of the kids still suffer allergic reactions when dining out, a new survey shows. Adding insult to injury, a second study suggests that children who suffer peanut a

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  6. Risky Allergic Reaction: Chemical Clues

    Jan. 4, 2008 -- Researchers have found two chemical clues that may help them tame sudden, severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). The first clue: People with anaphlyaxis have high blood levels of an inflammatory chemical called platelet-activating factor (PAF). The second clue: Anaphylaxis patients

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  7. Peanut Allergies Striking Sooner

    Dec. 3, 2007 -- Children are developing potentially dangerous peanut allergies at a much younger age, according to a new study. And that's not all: The study researchers found more parents are feeding their children peanuts at an earlier age. "This should be a wake-up call to all parents of young ch

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  8. FDA OKs Over-the-Counter Zyrtec

    Nov. 19, 2007 -- The FDA has approved over-the-counter sales of the allergy drug Zyrtec, according to McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which sells nonprescription Zyrtec. Zyrtec is approved to relieve allergy-related sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes, as well as itching due to hives. Zyrtec's most co

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  9. Seasonal Allergy Vaccine on the Horizon

    Nov. 14, 2007 -- A new allergy treatment could lead to a once-a-year vaccination for seasonal allergies, rather than weekly allergy shots year round. The new vaccine, called Pollinex Quattro, gave patients a level of relief after four treatments given over three to four weeks that ordinarily take up

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  10. Students Inattentive to Food Allergies

    Nov. 14, 2007 -- College undergraduates have a somewhat nonchalant attitude about their food allergies that may put them at high risk for accidental exposure. A new study of college students shows that about half of those reporting a history of food allergies continue to eat foods that they are alle

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