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For Kids With Asthma, Allergies, New School Year Can Bring Flare-Ups

As we enter late summer (and a new school year), many people can face an increase in allergy flares, particularly as fall sets in.

A recent article from HealthDay News discusses some tips for helping to combat the onset of fall allergies.

As kids head back to school, it’s important for parents to keep potential asthma and allergy challenges in mind.

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Sesame Allergies Are Likely More Widespread Than Previously Thought

Recent research shows that sesame allergies in the United States may be more widespread than initially thought.

Researchers from Northwestern Medicine and Lurie Children’s Hospital studied data from nearly 80,000 people. It was found that about .49% reported having an allergy to sesame. Of these .49%, about two-thirds (.34% of the U.S. population) either received a diagnosis from a doctor or had allergic reactions. The researchers are confident that over a million people in the U.S. have sesame allergies, based on their data.

The findings have been published in JAMA Network Open.

New research suggests allergies to sesame are comparably prevalent as those to some tree nuts. The findings come as the FDA weighs whether to require sesame to be listed as an allergen on food labels.

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Asthma/Allergy

Stave Off Your Indoor Allergies This Summer

Indoor allergens can persist year-round.

A recent article from U.S. News and World Report discusses indoor allergens and some tips for managing them throughout the year.

Don’t let indoor allergies spoil your summer fun.

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Special skin care may be beneficial for babies with eczema

Recent research shows that special skin care could be beneficial in preventing the development of food allergies, asthma, and more in babies with eczema.

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Intrinsic and extrinsic asthma: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Have you heard of intrinsic versus extrinsic asthma? Many people more commonly refer to them as allergic and nonallergic asthma, respectively.

A recent article from Medical News Today covers the differences between the two, as well as causes, symptoms, treatments and more.

Intrinsic (nonallergic) and extrinsic (allergic) asthma are subtypes of asthma that have similar symptoms but different triggers. Learn more about their differences, causes, and treatments here.

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Fur Of Flying: Tips From Experts On How To Fly With Allergies

Summer sun, summer fun! For a lot of people, summer can mean some great travel opportunities.

However, for those with severe allergies, flying can be risky. A recent article from Forbes discusses some tips for traveling with allergies.

Traveling with allergies can be tough. Here’s what to know before you get on that airplane.

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What is severe asthma? Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Do you have severe asthma?

A recent article from Medical News Today discusses severe asthma, causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and more.

Doctors consider asthma to be severe when symptoms do not respond well to the usual treatments. This article discusses the definition, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments of severe asthma.

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Is Junk Food Causing the Increase in Food Allergies?

A recent article from Healthline, food allergies are up 200% in the last 20 years.

The article discusses potential reasons for the uptick, from processed foods to climate changes and more.

Researchers say junk food contains a compound linked to food allergies, but other experts say there are a variety of causes.

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Adult-Onset Severe Eczema Is on the Rise

A recent article from InStyle discusses one woman’s journey with eczema and the increase in adult-onset eczema cases.

Here’s what it’s like to live with.

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Tips for Travelling with Food Allergies

For many, heading into the summer means fun vacations and travel. However, for many with food allergies, air planes can feel risky.

A recent article from Yahoo Lifestyle discusses some tips for travelling with food allergies.

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Recently diagnosed with eczema?

Recently diagnosed with eczema? A helpful resource for gathering information is the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

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Men's Health discusses some unusual symptoms that can come with allergies…

A recent article from Men’s Health discusses some unusual symptoms that can come with allergies. Have you ever experienced any of these? Share below!

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May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to raising awareness regarding these conditions, as well as educating patients, family, friends, co-workers and others.

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA):

🤧 Over 60 million Americans overall have asthma and allergies, and 26 million have asthma. 🤧 Over 6 million children have food allergies. 🤧 While so many have these conditions, asthma and allergies are still widely misunderstood.

Share to spread awareness of this incredibly important day! 💙

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Common asthma misconceptions.

An interesting recent article regarding some common asthma misconceptions.

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