Category list : Allergy
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Healthcare staff are being urged to ensure only patients with a true penicillin allergy are documented as such to protect them from hospital infections.
Patients who have a record of a penicillin allergy are at an increased risk of developing the drug resistant infection MRSA and healthcare-associated infection C difficile, according to researchers.
’This publication would be really helpful for anyone with a personal or professional interest in food allergies as it is well written and easy to understand.’
Most cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be linked to factors in childhood, according to a major new study, which highlights the need for early intervention and prevention.
A new online resource has been developed in the North West to help clinicians, parents and children themselves with a range of information about allergies.
Pollen breakdown and transmission in thunderstorms could trigger asthma attacks in patients with allergy, according to a leading respiratory expert.
Clinicians can now draw on new comprehensive guidance to help them treat patients with nut allergies with numbers affected by the condition continuing to rise.
Patients who report having a prior penicillin allergy have been found to have a 50% increased risk of developing a surgical site infection (SSI), according to US researchers.
New legislation has been passed in Westminster, allowing schools in the UK to keep spare adrenaline auto-injectors for emergency use.
Nurses should educate patients who are supposed to carry adrenaline auto-injectors due to their allergy risk “at every opportunity”, according to new guidance.
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.
“Dry-roasted peanuts ‘worst for allergies’,” the Mail Online reports.
UK researchers claim they may have discovered a new way to tackle life-threatening asthma exacerbations.
Dry roasted peanuts may be more likely to trigger allergic reactions than those that are “raw”, a study has shown.
Bacteria from a family that includes potentially deadly infectious bugs may protect against food allergies, research has shown.
Many asthma patients are putting themselves at risk by relieving their symptoms instead of really taking control of their condition, a charity has warned.
Rise in admissions for allergic reactionsSubscription
Hospital admissions for patients suffering from allergies increased by almost 8% over the last year, new figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre show.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published draft guidance aimed at addressing confusion over the clinical management of people affected by drug allergy.
Breakthrough in search for peanut allergy 'cure'Subscription
Children can be protected from the dangerous effects of peanut allergy by slowly building up their tolerance, research has shown.
Around 20 batches of Jext adrenalin injector pens have been recalled after a fault was discovered by the manufacturer.
A paediatric nurse involved in a pioneering scheme to recognise and treat allergies in young children as early as possible has won a prestigious national award.
A “much better way” is needed for “vulnerable old people to journey through the NHS”, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
Alert over tanning productsSubscription
People are being warned about the health dangers of unlicensed tanning injections and nasal sprays.
The use of antibiotics in the first 12 months of life may increase the chance of developing eczema by up to 40%, according to a new study.
New hayfever treatment launchedSubscription
A novel nasal spray formulation of fluticasone propionate and azelastine hydrochloride has been launched in the UK for relief of symptoms of moderate to severe seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis.
How does hay fever affect students taking exams?Subscription
Managing hay fever during the exam period.
Managing hay fever during the exam periodSubscription
Hay-fever symptoms tend to coincide with school and college examination periods and, if uncontrolled, can have a detrimental effect on students’ results
Caesarians 'raise allergies risk'Subscription
Caesarian birth greatly increases a baby’s chances of developing allergies, a study has found.
Call to drop gluten-free food prescriptions Subscription
Clinicians should stop prescribing foods for patients who are allergic to gluten because of the growing financial pressures on local health bodies, experts have recommended.
There is “no proof vitamin D stops colds,” BBC News has reported, as “scientists say they can find no convincing evidence to show that taking vitamin D supplements will fend off a cold”.
“New jab could relieve your hay fever for weeks,” reports the Daily Mail.
Every now and again a report comes out detailing how a group of patients are not receiving the care they need.
‘Echinacea remedy is not for children under 12’, BBC News reports, while the Daily Mail tells us that echinacea can ‘trigger allergies’ in kids.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is warning parents not to give herbal remedy echinacea to children under 12.
Hay fever sufferers have been forced to endure the longest hay fever season in more than two decades, scientists said.
Having access to the correct antidotes could mean the difference between life and death for poisoned patients, but researchers have found a “substantial variation” in the stocks of essential treatments in hospitals across Britain.
'Treat egg allergy with egg protein'Subscription
Children allergic to eggs can be cured by giving them increasingly higher doses of egg protein, research has shown.
“Why a dog is a child’s best friend: they bring immune-boosting dirt and allergens into the home,” says The Daily Mail.
Anaphylactic shock injectors recalledSubscription
Healthcare professionals are being advised that an adrenaline injector used to treat anaphylactic shock has been recalled by its licence holder.
Preventing malaria in travellers: an overviewSubscription
Nurses play a key role in advising travellers on malaria risks, prevention and symptoms.
Why are cases of allergic rhinitis increasing in the UK? What do you think?