Nuts on the Plane
Traveling with peanut and tree nut allergies can be challenging. Airplane flights can be especially difficult since nuts are so often passed out as snacks. But allergies shouldn’t keep you grounded.
Different Country, Different Allergies
Children born outside of the United States have lower allergy rates than US-born children. But now researchers have found that foreign-born children's allergy risk changes the longer they live in the US.
Signs of Allergy Differ by Race
Even before children show signs of allergies, their body may already be reacting to allergens in the air or their food. Now, researchers have found that race may play a role in children's sensitivity to developing allergies.
Mask Your Kid's Asthma
For people with environmental allergies, the air they breathe can trigger reactions – even during sleep. Hypoallergenic mattress and pillow covers work for some but not all.
Itching for a Shot
People with allergies often have to take antihistamines to calm their allergy symptoms. For some people, antihistamines can cause unwanted side effects. Now these patients might have another treatment option.
C-Sections and Sneezes
Following a rising trend, almost a third of all births in the United States are through caesarian section, or C-section. In many cases, these C-sections are medically necessary.
Allergies: To Test or Not to Test
So you think you're allergic to something you inhaled, touched or ate. But without any obvious symptoms, it's hard to tell exactly what you're allergic to. And experts say allergy testing may not always be useful.
Allergies Got Your Nose? Try Acupuncture
When allergies are bad, some people may feel like there's no escape from an itchy, runny nose. But an ancient Chinese medical practice might be another way to relieve those stuffy nostrils.
No Toys in the Mouth!
Phthalates are substances used to make plastic more flexible. They are contained in a number of items from personal care products like shampoo to flooring, electrical cords and toys.
Cockroaches and Air Pollution Shouldn't Mix
Most people try to steer clear of cockroaches. For children, however, avoiding these large, brown creepy crawlers is especially important.