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ASTHMA DURING PREGNANCY: EXACERBATIONS, MANAGEMENT, AND HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR MOTHER AND INFANT

FCAAIA Notes: In pregnancy, about 1/3 of mothers with asthma get worse, 1/3 get better, and 1/3 remain the same.  The pattern tends to be the same from one pregnancy to the next.  The control often improves in the last … Continue reading

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PRENATAL FISH OIL DOES NOT REDUCE IGE-ASSOCIATED ALLERGIES IN CHILDREN

FCAAIA Notes: About 4 years ago, I posted an abstract indicating that giving infant’s fish oil did not decrease their incidence of allergic disease (“Fish Oil Does Not Prevent Early Allergies in Infants). In this study, the children of women … Continue reading

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GUIDELINES DESCRIBE USE OF PROBIOTICS IN PREVENTING ALLERGIC DISEASES

FCAAIA Notes: The best data on probiotics and allergic disease probably apply to atopic dermatitis and food allergy in infancy.  Unfortunately, while there are some studies indicating some benefits, none have been so conclusive that it is a recommendation we … Continue reading

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THE SAFETY OF ASTHMA MEDICATIONS DURING PREGNANCY

FCAAIA Notes: It is generally accepted that during pregnancy, one third of women with asthma improve, on-third stay the same and one-third worsen.  There tends to be improved control as the woman approaches term.  Outcomes tend to be the same … Continue reading

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MANAGING ASTHMA DURING PREGNANCY

FCAAIA Notes: Pregnant?  Congratulations! It is important to take care of your baby’s health, but don’t forget about your own.  Many women are afraid to take any mediation during pregnancy. Unfortunately, some doctors encourage their patients to STOP medication during … Continue reading

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