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AAP: INDOOR ALLERGEN TESTING ‘A MUST’ FOR KIDS WITH ASTHMA

FCAAIA Notes: The vast majority of children with asthma have allergies and should have allergy testing.  Therefore, a thorough history of environmental exposures, correlated with the patient’s history and his testing results allow for focused recommendations for allergen avoidance. The … Continue reading

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KIDS’ ASTHMA MORE LIKELY TO LINGER WITH PET ALLERGIES

FCAAIA Notes:  The question of which children will outgrow asthma and which will not is highly complex and cannot be answered with one study.  There are many contributing factors. It is likely that ongoing exposure to any trigger that increases … Continue reading

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THE INDOOR AIR AND ASTHMA: THE ROLE OF CAT ALLERGENS

FCAAIA NOTES:  Few cat owners would have thought cats could get more complex. But from an allergy standpoint, what we know about their allergens (the proteins they make that trigger allergic symptoms) has gotten much more multifaceted. This group of researchers … Continue reading

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RESPIRATORY AND ALLERGIC HEALTH EFFECTS OF DAMPNESS, MOLD, AND DAMPNESS-RELATED AGENTS: A Review of the Epidemiologic Evidence

FCAAIA Notes: MOLD!!!! The very word strikes fear in the hearts and minds of people with allergies (and some people without allergies). First of all, mold can, but rarely does cause anything more than allergy and asthma symptoms. Secondly, you … Continue reading

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THE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT AND ITS EFFECTS ON CHILDHOOD ASTHMA

FCAAIA Notes: Irritants to the airway include air pollution (indoor and outdoor), strong odors from paints, cleaning products, etc., particulates (such as dusty areas), and even the odors from indoor molds and mustiness. People with allergy and/or asthma are particularly … Continue reading

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