Indoor Air Pollution Serious Issue for Allergy Sufferers

Indoor Air Pollution Serious Issue for Allergy

The Centers for Disease Control states that many people in the U.S. spend approximately 90% of their time indoors.(1) The quality of indoor air has important health ramifications for people with asthma and allergies.(2) ) “Animal dander, pollen, mold, dust mites, and fumes released by cooking, burning fuel, or cleaning products can all have an […]

Keeping Safe With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the nation’s oldest and leading asthma and allergy organization, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. KFA advocates for improved food labeling, better school policies for children with allergies, and increased funding for research. KFA’s Safe Eats® collection features recipes shared by parents of allergic children. […]

Allergy Season 2021

The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology outlines how climate change and rising temperatures are making allergy season worse for many

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America reports that allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, affects some 5.2. million children and 19.2 million adults in the U.S.(1)  Restrictions aimed at limiting exposure to COVID-19, such as wearing a mask and staying indoors, indirectly led to decreased symptoms for many allergy sufferers in 2020.(2) The American College […]

Latex Allergy

Latex Allergy

Natural rubber latex comes from the sap of the Brazilian rubber tree. Synthetic latex does not come from a rubber tree, so exposure to synthetic latex does not prompt an allergic reaction.

Preparing to Visit the Allergist

If a family doctor or pediatrician has referred you or your child to an allergist, you (or your child) are an important step closer to finding out the cause of your symptoms, and through avoidance, medication or immunotherapy, getting relief. To make the most of that first visit, it’s important to come prepared, experts say. […]

Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is conducting a vaccine allergy study to determine whether people who are highly allergic or have a mast cell disorder are at increased risk for an immediate, systemic allergic reaction to the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccines. A systemic allergic reaction is one that occurs in one […]

Allergic to Penicillin? You Might Want to Find Out for Sure

Allergic to Penicillin

Approximately 10% of people in the U.S. report they are allergic to penicillin, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In actuality, less than 1% of the population is allergic to penicillin. Correctly identifying people with true penicillin allergy can decrease the unnecessary use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, the CDC states.(1) According to the Mayo Clinic, […]

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis affects 18 million people in the U.S., including 9.6 million children, according to Allergy & Asthma Network.

Spice Allergies

Spice Allergies

Approximately 2-3% of the population has spice allergies, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. While it may seem like a small number, with the increasing diversity of the American diet and growing use of spices, it’s likely this allergy is on the increase, many allergists believe.(1) There is an important distinction […]