Tag: quality of life

AS POLLEN COUNTS RISE, TEST SCORES FALLAustin Frakt THE NEW HEALTH CARE

FCAAIA Notes: There are old data showing that poorly controlled allergies have as much impact on school performance as diphenhydramine (Benadryl®).  So do you want your child taking Benadryl before final exams? Allergies also have a great impact on health-related quality of life, work productivity, sleep quality, etc.

If you feel you are “good enough” with your allergies, ask yourself again.  I also recommend you ask yourself, “Should I or could I be even better?”

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MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT FOOD ALLERGY LABELING DRIVE RISKY CHOICES

FCAAIA Notes: Precautionary food labeling (PAL) does not apply to foods that are intended to contain a known common food allergen. The vast majority of packaged foods  with PAL do not contain food allergens. But, a small percent do and some of those may accidentally contain enough to trigger a reaction in the most sensitive patients.  And, the specific wording of the PAL does not identify foods most or least likely to be contaminated.

So, what should you do? Continue reading “MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT FOOD ALLERGY LABELING DRIVE RISKY CHOICES”

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 ways Continue reading “KIDS WITH MORE DAILY STRESS HAVE MORE NIGHTLY ASTHMA AWAKENINGS”

FOOD ALLERGY IN ADOLESCENTS LINKED TO EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS

FCAAIA Notes: Allergies, like any other chronic disease (yes, allergies ARE a chronic disease), has secondary psychosocial factors affecting the patient’s overall well-being. Food allergy has proven impact on quality of life, so it is not surprising that affected patients have higher rates of emotional and behavioral problems than those without allergies.

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