Category list : Allergy
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Peanut allergies misdiagnosed in most childrenSubscription
The majority of children diagnosed by skin prick tests as having a sensitisation to peanuts are not allergic to them, according to research.
Irritable bowel symptoms eased by antibioticSubscription
Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms can subside in patients who take a two-week course of antibiotics, a research study has revealed.
Early flu linked to asthma protectionSubscription
Early infections may “prime” a child’s immune system and help prevent allergies and conditions like asthma, research by US and Japanese experts found.
Oral allergy medication 'is effective' Subscription
Immunotherapy given as pills or drops under the tongue is a safe and effective way to treat hayfever-like allergies caused by pollen and dust mites, according to a Cochrane systematic review.
“Autumn babies were three times as likely to have an allergy to milk and eggs as summer babies,” according to The Daily Telegraph. Researchers believe the variation is due to the foetus’s exposure to pollen at a critical time in pregnancy, it added.
Allergies 'linked to birth date'Subscription
A child’s chance of developing allergies could depend on the season in which they were conceived, according to a recent study.
Children suffering from food allergies are at risk of misdiagnosis due to a shortage of trained experts within the NHS, the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) has claimed.
New guidance for allergy testingSubscription
NICE has published draft guidance on diagnosing and assessing food allergies in children and young people.
Child food allergy cases up 500%Subscription
The number of cases of children being admitted to hospital because they are allergic to something they ate has increased by 500% in 20 years, according to the NICE.
More specialist nurses are needed, along with more training for primary care staff, to treat the growing number of patients with allergies, two royal colleges have warned.