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Fish oil supplementation during pregnancy may lower asthma risk

Preventing allergy is a priority for both physicians and parents. There have been many studies attempting to lessen the risk of both food and environmental allergies. Here are a few examples of possible interventions to decrease the risk of allergy; Frequent application of emollients (moisturizers) from birth. Breast feeding, hypoallergenic formulas, early introduction of foods. Probiotics. […]

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Local pollen and mold counts – Fairfield County

Spring pollen season has arrived! Check back here (or twitter.com/allergyct) for Fairfield County’s only local counts.        

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Hypoallergenic dog or marketing myth?

Dog allergies are very common, up to 20% of the population are affected. This has not limited the popularity and enjoyment of having a dog at home. The ASPCA estimates that 37-47% of all households in the United States have a dog. Patients with dog allergies may have upper respiratory symptoms (sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes), lower respiratory […]

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Nonceliac Wheat Sensitivity is associated with Autoimmune Disease

There is much interest in wheat sensitivity in people without celiac disease, many of these patients have been labeled with nonceliac wheat sensitivity. Little is known about any risks associated with nonceliac wheat sensitivity. A recent study published in the journal of Gastroenterology evaluated autoimmune diseases in patients with nonceliac wheat sensitivity and investigated whether […]

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Generic Nasonex Now Available

Generic Nasonex will soon be available for allergy sufferers. Apotex, is a generic pharmaceutical company, based in Florida, has successfully gotten FDA approval of the generic Nasonex (mometasone furoate). Generic Nasonex will still need a prescription. This is different than over the counter nasal steroid sprays that are available without a prescription from your doctor. […]

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Sanofi US Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of ALL Auvi‑Q® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery

Sanofi US Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of ALL Auvi‑Q® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery More questions? Click here for additional information. > Due to high volume of calls being received on the Auvi‑Q customer service phone line, callers may periodically receive a message that the line is down. We appreciate your patience and please […]

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Update on Early Peanut Introduction and Prevention of Allergy

Consensus Communication on Early Peanut Introduction and the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in High-Risk Infants On behalf of American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Canadian Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, European Academy of Allergy and […]

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Asthma and Peanut Allergy

A recent abstract promoted at the American Thoracic Society meeting on the topic of children with asthma being prone to peanut sensitization. The authors suggest children who do have asthma are more likely to be sensitive to peanuts and therefore kids with asthma should be tested for peanut allergy. This abstract was received with a […]

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Antibiotics and food allergy induction

The hygiene hypothesis is the most common theory for increased food allergy. It begins with a lack of  early childhood exposure to infections. Without proper stimuli the immune system does not receive necessary education. When presented with food proteins, the normal response (tolerance) is replaced by hypersensitivity. A recent article, in the early edition of Proceedings of the National […]

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