• Thursday, January 26, 2023
    In two January data briefs published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics, data are presented regarding the prevalence of seasonal allergy, eczema, and food allergy among children and adults in 2021. Benjamin Zablotsky, Ph.D., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland, and colleagues used data[1] from the 2021 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) to describe the percentage of children who had diagnosed seasonal allergy, eczema, or food allergy. The researchers found that 18.9, 10.8 and 5.8 percent had a seasonal allergy, eczema, and a food allergy, respectively, in 2021.The ...
  • Friday, January 06, 2023
    Eczema[1] symptoms can range from mild to severe. For some adults, atopic dermatitis (the most common type of eczema) can affect over 40% of their body surface area. Severe eczema can impair quality of life. This chronic inflammatory skin condition affects more than 31 million Americans.Itchiness is the most common symptom of eczema. Other possible symptoms include dry skin, rashes, blisters, and scaly patches. About half of people with moderate to severe eczema[2] also have asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), or food allergies.naruecha jenthaisong / Getty ImagesEczema usually begins in childhood, but it can start at any age. About 60% ...
  • Thursday, January 05, 2023
    Tiny molecules in breast milk may protect infants from developing allergies We use cookies for analytics, advertising and to improve our site. You agree to our use of cookies by continuing to use our site. To know more, see our Cookie Policy and Cookie Settings.[1][2]OkReferences^ Cookie Policy (medicaldialogues.in)^ Cookie Settings. (medicaldialogues.in)
  • Friday, December 23, 2022
    There are numerous reasons why your head might feel heavy. Possible causes range from sinus infections[1] and allergies to stress, anxiety, and fatigue[2]. In rarer cases, it may be due to a more serious condition, such as a tumor.Read on to find out more about what can cause your head to feel heavy. This article also looks at diagnosis, when to contact a doctor, and more. What can cause my head to feel heavy? Maite Pons/Stocksy UnitedMany things can cause your head to feel heavy. A migraine headache[3] is more intense than a typical headache[4]. The head pain and stiff ...
  • Friday, December 16, 2022
    The allergen, that is, the substance that triggers this abnormal response, is in almost all cases, a protein. Ninety percent of food allergies are caused by a group of eight foods: cow’s milk, eggs, soy, cereals, peanuts and other nuts, fish and shellfish. What makes food allergies so difficult to manage is that the substance or substances to which one is allergic are not isolated but can be found in everyday foods. Generally, food allergies appear in the first ten years of life, the period of immune system development. Indeed, some allergies are triggered as early as the first few ...
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022
    Wheezing happens when the breathing tubes in the lungs are narrowed. You can hear a whistling sound when you breathe.An asthma[1] attack is a common cause of wheezing. Other causes include respiratory infections like influenza (flu[2]) or pneumonia, bronchitis[3] (inflammation of the airways), allergic reactions, and smoking.Wheezing requires medical attention if it is severe or also includes difficulty breathing.This article covers the symptoms and causes of wheezing, medications that can cause wheezing, its treatment and diagnosis, complications of wheezing, and when to get medical care for wheezing.SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY / Getty Images Symptoms of Wheezing Symptoms of wheezing can include:A ...
  • Tuesday, November 01, 2022
    Rhinitis usually lasts about six weeks (acute rhinitis); if it lasts longer it is called chronic rhinitis The nose normally produces mucus that has the function of trapping germs, pollen, dust and all other particles found in the air we breathe, preventing them from reaching the internal respiratory organs. When mucus production is abundant, congestion occurs and the mucus itself, instead of flowing towards the throat, flows out through the nose, causing the typical symptom of a continuously runny nose. Sneezing and itching are the body’s most obvious response to nasal irritation caused most often by cigarette smoke, pollution, pollen, ...
  • Monday, October 10, 2022
    A chronic sore throat[1] is defined as throat soreness that lasts for 14 days or more. A sore throat can be caused by several conditions. However, when it is chronic, it is most commonly not caused by an infection.Working with a healthcare provider to find the underlying cause of chronic throat pain will help determine the right treatment plan. The top causes are chronic tonsillitis[2], allergies, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Although rare, a chronic sore throat can occasionally be a sign of throat cancer.This article will cover the different causes of chronic throat pain and treatment options. It will ...
  • Thursday, October 06, 2022
    Nasal congestion is when the tissue lining inside of the nose swells because of inflamed blood vessels. Inflammation is the body's natural response to invaders like bacteria, viruses, other germs, and dust. Nasal congestion usually is a reaction to the common cold, allergies, environmental irritants, the flu, or sinus infection. The condition may or may not include a runny nose.Nasal congestion usually disappears on its own in about a week, and there are many ways to manage the condition at home. Nasal congestion that lasts longer than three weeks may require medical attention.This article covers the symptoms, types, and causes ...
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    Allergies, cold, flu, or COVID-19: This handy checklist may help you identify Information in this article provided by: Sara Narayan[1], MD, Allergy and Immunology Specialist.KSNF/KODE — In today’s world, with every sneeze, cough or tickle in the throat, many people wonder, “Do I have COVID-19?”For the millions of allergy suffers around the country and especially here in the Midwest, this question becomes a little more complex: Allergies or COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus), or perhaps a cold or the flu?The range of symptoms for COVID-19 is quite broad, based on different variants.In addition, people who are vaccinated but have ...
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    Eczema on the stomach can be aggravating. The common, itchy skin condition may be irritated by some fabrics, especially on waistbands. Sweat can trigger itching as well.Eczema[1] causes discolored, sore, inflamed patches of skin that may eventually get crusty and scaly. It can appear anywhere on the body.In this article, you’ll learn what causes the most common types of eczema on the stomach, the symptoms and treatments, and how to prevent it.SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY / Getty Images Causes of Eczema on Stomach Eczema isn’t contagious, and you cannot spread it to other people or catch it from them. Why some ...
  • Saturday, September 24, 2022
    If you’ve ever experienced symptoms of allergy or hay fever after consuming raw fruits or veggies, you might have Oral Allergy Syndrome. Also known as Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome, this is your immune system’s reaction to pollen and similar proteins. However, the same fruits and vegetables can be consumed when cooked. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology states that this allergy typically does not appear in younger children. Affected age groups are from older children to young adults. Read on to find out if you have PFAS and how can you manage it:SignsIf you are allergic to birch ...
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022
    Postnasal drip[1] occurs when your body produces too much mucus[2]. This mucus then drips down the back of your nose and gather in your throat.This can cause chronic coughing or throat clearing, and produces a dry, sore throat.Having mucus in the back of your throat is normal. The glands in your nose and throat produce about  1–2 quarts of mucus per day. This process works to moisten and clear your nasal lining, and trap what is inhaled to protect your lungs from debris and infection.The process of mucus draining down your throat usually occurs without your knowledge. However, it becomes ...
  • Monday, September 12, 2022
    Hives[1] (also called urticaria) are itchy, red, and raised bumps on the skin. Hives can happen for several possible reasons, and they can also seem to appear without cause. Hives usually are not dangerous. They can be short term and disappear within a day, or they can last weeks or longer.This article covers the types of hives and their causes, how to diagnose hives, how to treat and prevent hives, and when hives can be dangerous. Types of Hives and Their Causes There are a few types of hives, each with its own causes. Acute Urticaria "Acute urticaria" is the ...
  • Monday, September 05, 2022
    Allergies can affect everyone, but they often begin after the age of three, peak in late childhood or the adolescent years, and fade as children grow into adults.Symptoms often begin in early Spring, depending on your area and allergen. Antihistamines and steroid nasal sprays can provide relief, but some natural DIY remedies may be worth a try as well. Here are some of the greatest seasonal allergy home treatments to try.Keep your child away from allergy triggersAccording to doctors, the best strategy to treat seasonal allergies in children is to avoid allergens in the first place. Keep track of pollen ...
  • Saturday, August 27, 2022
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)[1] is a neurological condition that can affect your ability to focus your attention and manage impulses, along with your energy levels. This condition can affect people of any age, though it’s most often diagnosed in childhood. Although the condition is common, experts don’t fully understand what causes it, which has led to widespread speculation about potential contributing factors. For instance, many people believe certain foods can cause ADHD[2], though scientific evidence doesn’t support this idea. Other theories link ADHD to celiac disease[3], a condition in which gluten exposure causes your immune system to attack your ...
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022
     Sinusitis[1] is an inflammation[2] or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses[3]. Sinuses are hollow spaces within the bones between your eyes[4], behind your cheekbones, and in your forehead. They make mucus, which keeps the inside of your nose moist. That, in turn, helps protect against dust, allergens, and pollutants.Healthy sinuses[5] are filled with air. But when they become blocked and filled with fluid, germs can grow and cause an infection.Conditions that can cause sinus blockage include:TypesYou may hear your doctor use these terms:Acute sinusitis[6] usually starts with cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy nose and facial pain. It ...
  • Monday, August 08, 2022
    Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is an antibody—a protein produced by the immune system[1] in response to a possible invader. It is primarily involved in the allergic response but also fights infections from parasites.Increased blood levels of IgE are associated with allergies[2] (including atopic dermatitis[3]), parasitic and certain viral infections, some types of immunodeficiency, inflammation, asthma[4], and some cancers, including Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma[5]. Blood tests for IgE can be used to diagnose allergies.This article will include a simple overview of the structural makeup and production of IgE, the function of IgE, its significance in certain conditions/diseases, the role of serum IgE ...

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