Tag Archives: Allergy/asthma prevention

KIDS WITH MORE DAILY STRESS HAVE MORE NIGHTLY ASTHMA AWAKENINGS

FCAAIA Notes: Well, this study gives us something to think about, doesn’t it? Of course, we don’t know if more stress led to more severe asthma or if poorly controlled asthma leads to more stress. Or, maybe it works both … Continue reading

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BREASTFEEDING MAY NOT PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ALLERGIES

FCAAIA Notes: OK…don’t panic and don’t stop breast feeding.  The benefits of exclusive breast feed to 6 months old are undeniable.  Previous studies have associated exclusive breastfeeding with a decreased risk of allergies.  But, no study has ever concluded that … Continue reading

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STUDY INVESTIGATES THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ALLERGY IMMUNOTHERAPY TO PREVENT ASTHMA IN ALLERGIC RHINITIS

FCAAIA Notes: For all intents and purposes, one can usually consider allergic rhinitis and asthma as the same disease affecting different ends of the same airway. I frequently refer to the combination as “allergic airway disease”.  The conditions have the … Continue reading

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FURRY PETS ‘ENRICH’ GUT BACTERIA OF INFANTS AT RISK FOR ALLERGIES

FCAAIA Notes: So much to learn about the human microbiome, the Hygiene Hypothesis, and endotoxin! I have published many articles about these “hot topics” in allergy and immunology, including another one today (Classroom Airborne Endotoxin Levels Lead To Increased Asthma … Continue reading

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ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES INCREASE A CHILD’S RISK FOR ASTHMA

FCAAIA Notes: Triggers to asthma are numerous and varied.  Why some children develop asthma and others do not is unknown.  We know that psycho-social factors affect asthma and that chronic diseases including asthma are family stressors affecting the quality of … Continue reading

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BREAST-FEEDING DOES NOT AFFECT ALLERGY SENSITIZATION IN CHILDREN

FCAAIA Notes: Previous studies have shown that exclusive breast feeding early in life might decrease the risk of atopic dermatitis and perhaps other atopic diseases during infancy and early childhood.  This is one study showing that the effect might not … Continue reading

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STUDY: FEEDING PEANUT TO HIGH-RISK INFANTS MAY REDUCE ALLERGY RATE

FCAAIA Notes: By now, probably everyone with any interest in food allergy has heard about this study. To summarize, it shows that infants at risk of peanut allergy (history of severe atopic dermatitis and/or egg allergy) who had a negative … Continue reading

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MOM’S, KID’S FRUCTOSE INTAKE LINKED TO ASTHMA

 FCAAIA Notes: Fructose is a sugar found in its natural form in fruits and vegetables. So, is this study saying women shouldn’t eat a lot of fruit during pregnancy? No, not at all. The title and the study from which … Continue reading

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EARLY ANTIBIOTIC EXPOSURE DOES NOT CAUSE CHILDHOOD ASTHMA, STUDY SUGGESTS

FCAAIA Notes: There have been numerous studies trying to identify early life risk factors for developing asthma and allergies.  The problem with all these studies is that they are retrospective; that is, they look at people with and without the … Continue reading

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VACCINATION PROTECTS CHILDREN AGAINST ALLERGIC DISEASE

FCAAIA Notes: The “hygiene hypothesis” about which I have written, does not apply to childhood vaccines. Rather, it addresses the effects of mild infections and exposure to a diffuse variety of germs on the developing immune system. It is unfortunate … Continue reading

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