Are your food allergies a result of lifestyle choices? Nearly half of people experience their first reactions after reaching adulthood

(Natural News) A new report from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has found that more than 45 percent of people develop food allergies after the age of 17. According to the new research, more than 35 percent of allergies to many types of seafood – including shrimp, crab, and lobster – do not appear...
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After completing her fellowship in allergy and immunology, Dr. X accepted an appointment in an academic position at a tertiary care pediatric hospital. Many of the patients Dr. X sees for evaluation of food allergy have undergone serum specific IgE testing prior to their allergy consultation. As time goes on, Dr. X begins to notice a concerning trend in patients referred from Dr. Y, a primary care provider who has been practicing in the community for over twenty years. Dr. X is worried that many of Dr.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Purpose of review The skin barrier is a dynamic innate immune organ. This review summarizes the current understanding of how deficiencies associated with atopic dermatitis invite other atopic disorders of the allergic march. Recent findings Atopic dermatitis is characterized by skin barrier defects (such as mutations in filaggrin), intrinsic proallergic T-helper cell 2 immune dysregulation, and skin microbiome alterations. These factors promote the development of food allergy and asthma. Prevention of atopic dermatitis may involve topical emollients and oral probiotic supplementation, while some food allergies can be ...
Source: Current Opinion in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: OFFICE PEDIATRICS: Edited by Henry H. Bernstein Source Type: research
AbstractAllergen immunotherapy (AIT) is the only currently available immune-modifying and aetiological treatment for patients suffering from IgE-mediated diseases. In childhood, it represents a suitable therapeutic option to intervene during the early phases of respiratory allergic diseases such as rhino-conjunctivitis and asthma, which is when their progression may be more easily influenced. A growing body of evidence shows that oral immunotherapy represents a promising treatment option in children with persistent IgE- mediated food allergy. The efficacy of AIT is under investigation also in patients with extrinsic atopic...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewAlthough evidence supports a beneficial effect of allergen immunotherapy on the symptoms of allergic respiratory disease and food allergy, it is not clear whether immunotherapy modifies the natural history of these conditions.Recent FindingsIn aeroallergen immunotherapy, studies suggest that prevention of asthma can be attained. Less evident is the ability of immunotherapy to prevent new allergen sensitizations and more studies are needed to test whether immunotherapy can continue suppressing airway symptoms after treatment discontinuation. In food allergen immunotherapy, there is evidence that unr...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionsAsthma at age 4 years is twice as common in those with challenge-proven food allergy at age 1 year, irrespective of whether the food allergy subsequently resolves. Children with 2 or more food allergies and those with coexistent eczema were almost 3 times as likely to develop asthma compared with those with no food allergies.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionsSelf-reported adult-onset AD is common and has distinct phenotypes with lesional predilection for the hands and/or head/neck.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionsAllergic comorbidities are positively associated with EoE diagnosis. Together, our findings suggest that EoE is a late manifestation of the allergic march.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: Molecular Immunology, Volume 100Author(s): Monika RaulfAbstractWe are now in the epoch of “molecular allergology” and numerous clinically relevant allergenic molecules are available improving the performance of in vitro allergen tests and allergen detection methods. This review is focusing on characterized occupational allergens and their implementation into the in vitro diagnosis for occupational allergy and in allergen detection methods.More than 400 occupational agents are identified and documented as being ‘respiratory sensitizers’, but currently only a limit...
Source: Molecular Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
This article reviews the mobilization and biological function of IL-33 in allergic disorders, providing novel insights for addressing these hypersensitive conditions.
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conclusion: The significant relation between the allergy to peanuts and the occurrence of FH reactions and the sensitization to inhalant allergens and rhinitis was found. The future studies may show if the decrease in food allergy to peanuts can lead to the decrease of the occurrence of other FH reactions and sensitization to inhalant allergens and rhinitis in AD patients.
Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
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