Category list : Allergy
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Skin tests traditionally used to predict allergies to amoxicillin, one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in children, are ineffective, according to Canadian researchers.
Hydrolysed infant milk formula does not appear to protect against allergic or autoimmune disorders and that feeding guidelines should be revised, according to UK researchers.
“The effects of eating peanut products as a baby to avoid the risk of allergy have been backed up by new research,” BBC News reports.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued draft diagnostics guidance recommending against the routine use, at present, of a new allergy test by the NHS.
“‘Good bacteria’ key to stopping asthma,” says BBC News.
A woman from Kent has praised nurses at a minor injuries unit for their quick reactions after she was stung by a hornet and went into anaphylactic shock.
“Men with hay fever are more likely to have prostate cancer – but those with asthma are more likely to survive it,” the Daily Mirror reports.
“Is YOGURT the secret to easing hay fever? Probiotics can ‘relieve sneezing and itchy eyes’,” the Daily Mail reports.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published draft guidance recommending omalizumab (Xolair) as an add-on treatment for severe chronic spontaneous episodes of hives.
The consumption of foodstuffs containing peanuts early in life can provide protection from developing allergies later, according to UK researchers.