Health

Q&A: All about food allergies and intolerances

I'm a grandmother to three wonderful grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is lactose intolerant. Recently, my youngest grandchild was diagnosed with a peanut allergy. What is the difference between food intolerance and allergy?

Immunology

Why are peanuts notorious for causing allergies?

The average European has access to thousands of different kinds of food, yet some are more problematic than others. Dairy, shellfish, wheat and especially peanuts are high on the list of common allergens.

Immunology

Monoclonal antibody improves cat allergen immunotherapy

An experimental approach to enhancing a standard cat allergy treatment made it more effective and faster acting, and the benefits persisted for a year after treatment ended, a study supported by the National Institutes of ...

Health

Fall allergies: What to expect

As fall arrives, cooler temperatures encourage people to spend more time outdoors. An expert at Baylor College of Medicine reminds allergy sufferers to be conscious of what is in the air and offers tips on how to protect ...

Immunology

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Springtime allergies

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I love the changing seasons and am looking forward to the warmer days of spring. Unfortunately, I am often miserable because of seasonal allergies. What can I do to keep the box of tissues at bay and enjoy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mayo Clinic Minute: How to manage hay fever allergy symptoms

Don't be alarmed if you are experiencing seasonal allergies for the first time. While hay fever—also known as allergic rhinitis—often begins in childhood, more adults are being diagnosed, according to the Centers for ...

Immunology

Q&A: Living better with severe asthma and allergy

Anna Kovalszki, M.D., of the Division of Allergy and Immunology and Njira Lugogo, M.D., a pulmonologist and director of the asthma program at U-M Health answer common questions about allergies and asthma, including how to ...

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