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Hay fever: Do allergies change over time?

From asthma to shellfish allergies, hay fever may be just the start of a cascade of related conditions. What's more, we could become more susceptible with age  
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over 4 years ago
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Hay fever: What happens when an allergy kicks in?

Allergens can get right up your nose, causing symptoms like sneezing and itchy eyes – and it's all down to your own immune system overreacting  
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over 4 years ago
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Balloon Sinuplasty

Dr. Sam Pate, ENT specialist at Nebraska Medicine - ENT, ENT Allergy and Audiology, discusses why he loves his job so much and how balloon sinuplasty can hel...  
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over 4 years ago
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Balloon Sinuplasty - YouTube

Dr. Sam Pate, ENT specialist at Nebraska Medicine - ENT, ENT Allergy and Audiology, discusses why he loves his job so much and how balloon sinuplasty can hel...  
youtube.com
over 4 years ago
How often to change air filter for ac unit
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What Happens When You Forget to Change Your Filter

So you know you’re supposed to change your air filter regularly, generally every three months or even more frequently. But, life happens and often changing filters is something that we store in the back of our minds as we think about day-to-day life—work, kids and our social lives—and we might just forget.So what’s the danger in this? How will forgetting to change your air filter affect you, your family and anyone else who enters your home?Problem #1: You’ll experience a poorer quality of air in your home.Air filters & AC filters works to trap harmful particles like mold, pet dander and bacteria that would otherwise pollute the air in your home. If a filter isn’t changed in due time, it will simply run out of room to collect more of these contaminants.Say you spill some juice. You grab a paper towel and cover the spill. After the first paper towel becomes too saturated to absorb more juice, you throw it away and grab and second one to continue cleaning up the spill. That second paper towel is necessary to keeping your home clean in the same way a new filter is.Problem #2 : Your HVAC system will work less efficiently, or not at all.In short, when you forget to change your air filter, contaminants like pollen and dust clog the filter and keep it from doing its job—cleaning the air that circulates throughout your home. And preventing your filter from doing the work it was deigned to do, not only keeps your HVAC system from doing the same, but also may harm it. and adds up to indoor air pollution which very harmful.Your HVAC system is powered by a fan motor that will have to work harder and harder to push air through a clogged filter. This additional pressure may cause the fan motor to overheat or even break entirely. Replacing a broken HVAC system will cost you—but so will letting an HVAC system run with a dirty filter. More work for the fan motor translates to higher charges on your electric bill. Additionally, a dirty evaporative (cooling) coil can dramatically reduce your airconditioners performance.Problem #3: You’ll inadvertently make your home dirtier.If your air filter becomes too clogged, the dust and dirt particles that it won’t be able to trap will simply recirculate throughout your home. This means dirt will collect quickly on surfaces within your house. Chances are, if you notice you’re dusting more frequently, it’s time to change your filter. No one wants to live in a dirty home, and cleaning more is certainly a pain, but it’s important to remember that the worst part of having more dirt in your home comes from breathing in that dirt. Failing to change your filter means living in an environment that will negatively affect your family’s health—especially if they have allergies, weak immune systems or other medical conditions.Furthermore, failing to change your filter can be negative for the environment as a whole. Remember, how clogged filters make your HVAC system work harder? As they expend more energy, your carbon footprint increases.Though changing your air filter may be an easy task to forget, it’s one that is important for your family’s health. You want to make sure the air they breathe is clean, especially if they suffer from allergies or conditions like asthma. If you need help remembering to change your air filter, try setting an alarm on your phone or marking your digital or paper calendar. Or you might align changing your filter with other important events on your calendar. Find one chore that you do every 3 months or more frequently depending on your needs, and plan to change your filter at the same time. If you’re noticing more dust in your home, or having more trouble with allergies than usual, you can take the hint that perhaps it’s time. When in doubt, just take your air filter out and see how dirty it looks. Changing your filter may be hard to remember, but the good news is, it’s a quick and easy way to improve your quality of life.  
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over 4 years ago
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Rhinix Nasal Filter Stops Seasonal Allergies at Nose's Door |

While drugs exist for those suffering from seasonal allergies, perhaps it's best to avoid pollen altogether. Researchers at the Aarhus University in Denmar  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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Snake antivenoms for treating people who have been bitten by a snake, and have developed abnormal blood clotting | Cochrane

Many snake venoms cause coagulopathy in humans. Coagulopathy is a condition in which the person’s blood is unable to clot because the venom causes decreased levels of clotting factors. Coagulopathy increases the risk of bleeding. Antivenom is a treatment used to neutralise venom in people who have been bitten by a snake. There is some evidence from observational studies in humans which suggest that snake antivenom is helpful to people who have been bitten by a snake. However, the use of antivenom has some risks, and can cause allergic reactions.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Warning over 'dodgy' allergy tests - BBC News

A leading scientist warns that not all allergy tests do what they say, and calls for more regulation of the sector.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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California ends vaccine exemptions on grounds of belief—will other states follow?

After a bitter battle, California has ended vaccine exemptions on the basis of religion or personal belief. Under the new law, signed by Governor Jerry Brown on 30 June, unvaccinated children in the state will not be allowed to attend school, day care programs, and nurseries, unless they have a medical reason, such as an allergy, for not receiving a vaccination. Previously, just two other US states, West Virginia and Mississippi, limited exemptions to medical reasons.  
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about 4 years ago
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Fresh frozen plasma for patients undergoing surgery on the heart or blood vessels | Cochrane

Fresh frozen plasma is obtained from whole blood from blood donors. It contains a number of factors that help blood to clot. The risk of bleeding in open heart surgery or surgery on the main blood vessels in the body is high. Fresh frozen plasma is sometimes administered to these patients to reduce bleeding. It can be administered prophylactically (to prevent bleeding) or therapeutically (to treat bleeding). However, there are risks of side effects from fresh frozen plasma, such as severe allergic reactions or breathing problems.  
cochrane.org
about 4 years ago
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Fish oil (n-3 or omega-3) for pregnant mothers or breastfeeding mothers to prevent allergies in their young children | Cochrane

Fish and fish oil are the major sources of omega-3 long chain fatty acids. Dietary marine omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy may change the immune system of the newborn before allergic responses are established, particularly for those with a genetic predisposition to the production of the immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody. Individuals with IgE-mediated allergies have both the signs and symptoms of the allergic disease and a positive skin prick test (SPT) to the allergen.  
cochrane.org
about 4 years ago
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cows-milk-protein-allergy-in-children

This CKS topic does not cover the management of cows' milk protein allergy in older children and adults. This CKS topic also does not cover the management of other types of food allergy, such as nut, wheat, soya, fish, and hens' egg allergies, or the management of food intolerance.  
cks.nice.org.uk
about 4 years ago
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Food allergy week #1 – what is food allergy? – Don't Forget the Bubbles

Brayden is a 3 year old boy who has been referred to your clinic due to concerns about food allergies. He has been having a lot of flare ups of his eczema. On only one occasion he developed some facial swelling and wheeze after ingesting peanuts. The GP was wondering if it could be related to specific foods.  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
about 4 years ago
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Food allergy week #2 – other types of food allergies – Don't Forget the Bubbles

Brayden is a 3 year old boy who has been referred to your clinic following one occasion where he developed some facial swelling and wheeze after ingesting peanuts. Not all food allergies present as classically as Brayden’s reaction to peanuts. In this post, we look at other types of food allergies.  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
about 4 years ago
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Food allergy week #3 – diagnosing food allergy – Don't Forget the Bubbles

Brayden is a 3 year old boy who has been referred to your clinic following one occasion where he developed some facial swelling and wheeze after ingesting peanuts. Brayden sounds like he may have a food allergy to peanuts. But how do we actually make the diagnosis?  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
about 4 years ago
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Food allergy week #4 – management of food allergy in infants – Don't Forget the Bubbles

Brayden is a 3 year old boy who has been referred to your clinic following one occasion where he developed some facial swelling and wheeze after ingesting peanuts. Brayden’s allergy has been confirmed on skin prick testing. Brayden’s mum is pregnant, and is wondering how to prevent her second child from having a food allergy.  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
about 4 years ago
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Lab Case 68

A 2 year old boy is brought in to your ED by his mum who complains that her child has been drowsy and irritable for the past two days. He has multiple allergies and cannot take any dairy products due to rashes and diarrhoea. She has been using other milk substitutes to feed her child.  
emergucate.com
about 4 years ago
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got-propofol

You are setting up for procedural sedation and would like to use propofol. What allergies should you ask of first? (Besides prior propofol allergy)  
sinaiem.org
about 4 years ago
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EMA Starts Safety Review of Fusafungine Nasal, Mouth Sprays

The review was prompted by reports of an increase in serious allergic reactions including anaphylactic reactions in children and adults.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Furry Pets 'Enrich' Gut Bacteria of Infants at Risk for Allergies

In a small, preliminary study, infants in households with furry pets were found to share some of the animals' gut bacteria - possibly explaining why early animal exposure may protect against some allergies, researchers say.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago