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Is early introduction of peanut advisable? Learn what LEAP study has to say!

Is early introduction of peanut advisable? Learn what LEAP study has to say!

Early introduction of peanuts have long been a debate. Nevertheless, in the United States, the prevalence of peanut allergy has become four times rising from 0.4% in 1997 to more than 2% in 2010. Various theories on correct timing of peanut introduction to a infant's diet have emerged over the last decade. In 2000, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the biggest organization of pediatricians in United States, recommended that introduction of peanuts should be avoided till 3 years of ag...
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Woke up With Headache? Is it Sinus Headache?

Woke up With Headache? Is it Sinus Headache?

Headaches could be because of many reasons. However, only a few are secondary to allergies. The so- called “sinus headaches,” which occurs after swelling of the sinus cavities, are usually found in patients with allergic nasal and sinus problems.  The treatment of the nasal and sinus allergic condition can lead to decreased swelling and resolution of obstruction of sinus openings in nasal cavities, leading to resolution of headache. These headaches usually occur with other ...
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Suffering from Mold Allergy Symptoms?

Suffering from Mold Allergy Symptoms?

Mold allergies exist year-round and the symptoms are similar to seasonal allergies. Hence, the people struggling with year-round allergy symptoms will be amazed to learn that the origin of their problems could be inside their house. Allergy symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes, and asthma symptoms, like wheezing and tightness of chest, that extend beyond the traditional spring and fall allergy seasons might indicate that the sourc e is mold. Mold is a fungus tha...
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"Under-the-Tongue" Allergy Drops or Tablets - The Truth Unfolded!

"Under-the-Tongue" Allergy Drops or Tablets - The Truth Unfolded!

The truth about Sublingual ImmunotherapyTime and again, I am asked by my patients if sublingual or under-the tongue” allergy drops” are an option for their allergy and asthma treatment. Allergen immunotherapy has been a long term relief option for patients who have severe symptoms, when medications fail OR when patients do not like dependence on medications and are looking for a “natural” cure. There are several ways to administer immunotherapy. Subcutaneous allergen immu...
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Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a very recently identified allergic and immunologic condition. In EoE, a type of white blood cell (eosinophil) accumulates in the lining of the food canal (esophagus), that connects mouth to stomach.
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Asthma, Allergy and Pregnancy

Asthma, Allergy and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an important phase of a woman’s life and it should be happy and stress-free for an expecting mother! Here I present some important facts about how a pregnant women with past medical history of asthma and allergies can go on to have a healthy gestational period, labor and delivery!
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Bugged? Beat the violent abrasive insect sting with preparation and prevention.

Bugged? Beat the violent abrasive insect sting with preparation and prevention.

Most of us develop redness and swelling at the site of an insect sting. However, people who are allergic to stinging insect venom can have much more serious reaction including fatal reaction. Here is an article that goes over the steps to protect people with insect sting allergy.
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Beat the “Winter Itch”

Beat the “Winter Itch”

Cold dry air in winter can leave your skin dry, scaly and itchy causing dull unhealthy skin. Everyone needs to protect their skin from drying out in the winter. If you have an underlying skin condition, it becomes more important to protect your skin.
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1 in 13 kids may have food allergies: Is the hygiene hypothesis responsible?

1 in 13 kids may have food allergies: Is the hygiene hypothesis responsible?

Food allergy is becoming more dangerous and more widespread than previously thought. Nearly 6 million children in the US suffer from food allergies and nearly 40 percent of these youngsters have suffered a severe reaction to certain foods.
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Debunking the Asthma and Allergy “Myths”

Debunking the Asthma and Allergy “Myths”

There are several misconceptions about asthma and allergy. Let’s help you in dispelling some of them below!
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