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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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‘HYPOALLERGENIC’ DOGS STILL CARRY HIGHER ALLERGEN LEVELS

FCAAIA Notes: Popular myth is that there is a so called “hypoallergenic dog”.  If there is, no one has found it yet. It seems that every time there is a new “designer breed”, a claim of hypoallergenicity is made. This … 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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“HYPOALLERGENIC” DOGS MAY NOT PROTECT AGAINST ALLERGIES

  FCAAIA Notes: One can propose immunologic theory that might make one breed of dog more or less allergenic that another breed for an individual. However, there are no data to support that one breed is likely to be more … Continue reading

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EARLY PET EXPOSURE MAY HELP KIDS AVOID ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: Well, this is another chicken/egg question, isn’t it? Are families with allergies less likely to have pets in the first place, making their children less likely to grow up with a pet? Or, does the presence of pets … Continue reading

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