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Using SLIT for Your Allergies

Using SLIT for Your Allergies

SLIT is an acronym for Sublingual Immunotherapy. Patients suffering from allergies take liquid drops containing a small amount of antigen extracts that would normally cause an allergic reaction.
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Cold Weather Asthma

Cold Weather Asthma

People are surprised to learn that cold weather is among the many things that can trigger an asthma attack. Cold air causes the air passages in the lungs to narrow, and this makes breathing difficult. Exercising in cold air can make symptoms even worse. Indeed, cold air is so bad for people with asthma that medical experts believe that cold air can cause asthma in the first place.
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The New Peanut Allergy Recommendations

The New Peanut Allergy Recommendations

Triggered by growing concerns regarding the numbers of children with peanut allergies, as many as two percent, which by some accounts reflects a four-fold increase since the late 1990s, the National Institutes of Health sponsored a study on ways that parents can reduce the risk to their children. The results may be surprising.
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Navigating The Holidays With Allergies

Navigating The Holidays With Allergies

When you or your children have food allergies, the festivities of the holidays can seem more stressful than celebratory. But with some simple preparation, you can avoid unwanted health issues and still enjoy get-togethers with your family and friends this winter.
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Acetaminophen use and Asthma: Are they associated?

Acetaminophen use and Asthma: Are they associated?

Acetaminophen is the drug of choice for fever in young children. 2000, however, concern was raised about the safety of acetaminophen that suggested that frequent use of acetaminophen among adults was associated with asthma, and among those who already had asthma, with more severe disease.
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"Woah, Your cough sounds bad! You should see a doctor.”

"Woah, Your cough sounds bad! You should see a doctor.”

Some estimates suggest, as much as 12% of the general population report chronic coughing, defined as a cough lasting for more than 8 weeks. Chronic cough is more common among women than among men, most commonly occurs in the fifth and sixth decades of life, and can persist for years, with substantial physical, social, and psychological effects. 
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Babies & Food Allergies

Babies & Food Allergies

Introducing new foods into a baby's diet is something that should be closely monitored. Common food allergies for babies include peanuts, shellfish, honey, milk, soy, eggs, and wheat. Any questionable reactions to new foods should be immediately reported to a pediatrician, allergist, or even the police if severe enough.
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Trick-or-Treating with Food Allergies

Trick-or-Treating with Food Allergies

Halloween is quickly approaching, and children are looking forward to costumes and trick-or-treating. However, for families who have a child suffering from food allergies, it can be a stressful time. Some of the top eight allergens are hiding in many Halloween candies. Here are some tips to get through Halloween without a real scare.
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Keeping Your Allergy Kids Safe At School

Keeping Your Allergy Kids Safe At School

No school board, administrator or staff member can guarantee that their site is 100 percent safe for kids who have serious allergies. That said, you can take certain steps to reduce the risk to your kids.
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The rising prices of Epipen- Resources to help.

The rising prices of Epipen- Resources to help.

For the millions of Americans at risk for life threatening anaphylaxis, epinephrine autoinjector is a lifeline. It is the only drug that can reverse this allergic reaction.
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