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How Can We Prevent Allergies in Children?

More and more children suffer from allergies nowadays, particularly eczema and asthma. These two allergies are linked genetically-a condition called atopy, which also includes hay-fever. You can see the link clearly if you look at an embryo: the bronchial tract, where the asthma and hay-fever manifest themselves, and the skin are derived from the external layer, which is called the ectoderm. The body is vulnerable to invasion by two kinds of alien environmental panicles. Living invaders include bacteria viruses and fungi. Nonliving ones, called allergens because they set up an allergic reaction, include pollutant chemicals, dust particles, pollens and various foodstuffs.

Be Careful of What You Wear!

Have you ever gone into a dressing room to dry on clothes and a few minutes later discover that your skin is irritated? I distinctly remember this happening to me and I thought what on earth just happened to my arms?! I was trying alot of clothes on at Urban Outfitters, (they had this $5 sale going on) and as soon as I stepped out of the room to show my mom this cute top I had red bumps all over my arm! I was so alarmed and left the store immediately. After further investigation it turned out I had a temporary reaction to the chemicals/handling of the clothes once it directly hit my skin. That being said I recommend that new clothes be washed before anyone wears them, especially if the clothing will be in direct contact with the skin.

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Allergic to a Christmas Tree?

Are you allergic to pine trees? Wondering what you can do to replace the Christmas tree? When I was growing up my family always had a beautifully light and decorated tree. In fact, my mother always insisted on a picture perfect tree that was fight for the movies. However, because of my brother, one year we had to stop the Christmas tree. My 3 sibling is allergic to pine trees, my mother was loved him and so the year we found out she took the tree down and we gave it to a local family. She cried about it for a day and then decided she would make do with an artificial tree. Luckily today they are so good at making fake pine trees that you can get one that looks very realistic.

Physicians Knowledge Of Childhood Food Allergies Lacking

With an estimated four to six percent of children in the U.S. suffering from food allergies, a new study shows that pediatricians and family physicians aren't always confident they have the ability to diagnose or treat food allergies. A study published in the January 2010 issue of Pediatrics and headed by Dr. Ruchi Gupta, M.D., M.P.H., a researcher at Children's Memorial Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, brought attention to current knowledge gaps among primary care physicians in the diagnosis and management of food allergy. Researchers at Children's Memorial used the Chicago Food Allergy Research Survey for Pediatricians and Family Physicians to analyze physicians' knowledge and perceptions of food-related allergies in children.

Home Allergies and How to Eliminate Them

Allergies affect the health and well-being of millions of people worldwide on a daily basis. While allergy symptoms are generally worse during the fall and spring seasons, people with severe allergies may suffer year around. We will discuss 10 primary causes of allergies in the home and methods you can use right now to control them or even eliminate them. Your indoor home environment is the one place you have control over and with the proper knowledge, a home can be your haven. Animal dander. Many people have at least one family pet of some sort. However, dogs or cats can create havoc for allergy sufferers. Dogs and cats can shed skin flakes just like humans but their skin flakes actually have an oily component to it thus making it dander.

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Food Allergy - What Is It And What It's Not

Pinning Down Food Allergy: What's an allergic reaction, and What's Not? Because of an absence of correct info and a surplus of misguidance about food allergies, many individuals have developed misapprehensions about what a food allergy actually is. Some folk think that if you become ill after eating a selected food, you are allergic to that food. Others think that if a food makes you knackered, you're allergic to it, or a craving for a selected food is an indication of allergy, or if your heart beat rate rises after eating, you're allergic. The general public regularly piles each adverse symptom they have after eating a food as an allergic response when this, in truth, isn't the case.

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