Allergy Prevention

Early Introduction of Infant Formula Prevents Cow's Milk Allergy

Previous research has produced conflicting evidence on the preventative effects of early cow's milk protein introduction on cow's milk allergy (CMA). In a recent study researchers investigated whether the early introduction of cow's milk formula (CMF) could serve as an effective strategy in the primary prevention of cow's milk allergy in a general population.

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Dust Mite Covers Are Effective

A research study found evidence that people who have allergic asthma and use dust mite-impermeable bed covers have improved peak flow measurements for asthma sufferers. Morning peak flow is an important asthma-related lung-function measurement factor that can show how well a person's asthma is under control. Lisette van dem Bemt, Msc, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, and colleagues studied 52 allergic asthma patients to determine the effectiveness of dust mite covers in reducing allergy and asthma symptoms.

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How to Avoid Stinging Insects

Most people will experience temporary redness, swelling and itching at the site of the sting when stung by bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets or fire ants. But for people allergic to stinging insects, their immune systems will overreact to the venom injected by the insects resulting in severe reactions.

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Best Garden Plants and Trees for Allergy Sufferers

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) recommends that gardeners take short – and long-term precautions to control allergy symptoms. This includes choosing the least allergenic plants and trees for your yard. Seasonal allergic rhinitis or "hay fever" affects more than 35 million people in the United States. These seasonal allergies are caused by substances called allergens, airborne pollens and mold spores that commonly trigger symptoms during the spring, summer and fall.

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Tips For Reducing Indoor Allergens

For people who suffer from indoor allergies, staying indoors may make them just as miserable as outdoor airborne allergens. The best way to deal with indoor allergens is to eliminate as many as possible. Allergies affect between 40 and 50 million people in the United States, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). While seasonal allergies may come and go, perennial, or year-round, allergy sufferers deal with stuffy or runny noses, itchy eyes, sneezing, and wheezing 365 days a year.

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