Learn to Manage Your Childs Allergies During Spring Allergy Season
Millions of children suffer from seasonal allergies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, and for most allergy sufferers, spring is the worst season, especially for kids who want to play outside the moment the weather gets warm.
If parents notice their children exhibiting common allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, itchy throat and watery, red eyes, there are ways to lessen the impact of spring allergens without taking away their outdoor play time. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America offers these tips:
Limit outdoor school and extracurricular activities, e.g., recess, little league in the morning when pollen counts are the highest
Avoid playing on recently mowed lawns or going outside after a heavy rain or in the evening when mold spore counts are high
Keep windows closed and if possible, use air conditioning during the warm weather to keep airborne allergens out of your home
Talk to your physician about medications that are safe for children and wont cause cognitive impairment
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Report Stresses Need for Better Patient, Doctor and Food Service Staff Education
A new report on fatalities from food induced anaphylaxis, which follows up an earlier study, suggests that little progress has been made in effectively preventing and treating food allergy reactions over the past five years. The findings support, alarmingly, earlier statistics showing that adolescents and young adults are at highest risk for fatalities. The need for more education on the part of the medical community and patients, more attention focused on reading labels and avoiding allergens, and the importance of carrying and using epinephrine are some of the major areas which need to be improved.
The report, which appears in the April 2007 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology JACI looks at 31 individuals who died as a result of their food allergies. This report follows up one from 2001 in which 32 food induced fatalities were examined.
These statistics are disturbing, says Anne Munoz Furlong, Founder and CEO of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network FAAN, because they show we are not making the progress we hoped to in preventing food allergy related deaths or in protecting teens, the highest at risk group for fatal reactions. It is going to take more awareness and action to make a difference.
The foods primarily responsible continue to be peanuts and tree nuts, such as walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts, but also include milk and shrimp. The most common food sources were restaurant or food service items with hidden allergens 46% and packaged food with undeclared allergens 27%. Desserts, particularly cookies and bakery items, and Chinese food such as egg rolls caused a significant number of the reactions. In 13% of cases, the food items were homemade. In addition, every individual, for whom there was information, had asthma.
Most of the individuals were not carrying their self-injectable epinephrine, and some had never been prescribed this life saving drug. A June 2006 study entitled Risk Taking and Coping Strategies of Food Allergic Adolescents and Young Adults, also published in JACI, showed that adolescents often don't carry their epinephrine self injectors because they are self conscious about carrying something that makes them look different from their friends.
The solution starts with better education of medical professionals at all levels. Physicians need to do a better job of diagnosing patients and providing adequate evaluation. They also need to redouble their efforts to emphasize the importance of allergen avoidance and carrying epinephrine at all times, reports the study co-author Allan Bock, M.D., an allergist in Colorado.
Food Allergies Mean Back-to-School Jitters for Millions of Students and Their Parents
Life-Altering Epidemic Now Afflicts One in 25 Americans
The incidence of food allergy has skyrocketed, doubling in the last 10 years, and scientists aren't sure why. More than 12 million Americans â one in 25 â are caught up in this life-altering epidemic.
Among them are 2.2 million school-age children. For them, as well as for their parents, back-to-school is an especially anxious time.
That's because food allergy is not the harmless, whimsical condition some people still seem to think it is.
"Food allergy is serious, and it's life-threatening," says Anne MuÃ±oz-Furlong, founder and CEO of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). "Just one bite of the wrong food can bring on anaphylaxis â a severe allergic reaction that can cause death. Even trace amounts can be enough to cause problems â sometimes just through skin contact, or from inhalation when food is being cooked."
Food allergy is the leading cause of anaphylaxis outside the hospital setting in the U.S. and results in 150-200 deaths and more than 30,000 emergency room visits each year. There is no known cure; strict avoidance is the only way to prevent a reaction.
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If you've been experiencing watery eyes and excessive sneezing, you're not alone. Allergy rates are on the rise in the U.S., with an estimated 50 million Americans suffering. One side effect – Americans are buying antihistamines to the tune of 3 billion dollars a year, often times without knowing which allergies are actually causing their symptoms. Doctors say in-vitro blood tests, the latest generation of allergy tests, can help take out the guess work out of diagnosing and treating allergies.
Unlike the skin prick tests of the past, which can take an hour and a half to perform and require up to 150 injections, in-vitro tests, like the 3G allergy tests, require just one blood sample. Systems like the IMMULITE®2000 from Siemens are then able to test that sample for up to 420 specific allergens and allergy panels. Doctors say this testing method is more convenient, efficient and accurate, not to mention more comfortable for the patient. The tests can be performed in patients over the age of 3 months.
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L'Association d'information sur l'allergie et l'asthme (AIAA) a produit deux courts métrages visant à sensibiliser les gens sur les répercussions que l'asthme et les allergies saisonnières peuvent avoir sur la qualité de vie.
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