Hay fever boom hits 20 million
MORE than 20 million Britons face hay fever hell after research identified a boom in pollen generated by grass. Health and weather experts have warned that victims will suffer heightened symptoms including running eyes, sneezing and respiratory problems.
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Shuang ZHAO, Meng-lu QIN, Wen-jia WANG, Jing LIAbstractAllergic rhinitis (AR) is the frequently-encountered disease and commonly seen in clinic. Acupuncture-moxibustion therapy brings the significant therapeutic effects on it. In order to achieve the significant effects on AR, the relevant key factors should be determined definitely in treatment with acupuncture-moxibustion therapy. In the combination of the theoretic study with clinical practice, the authors expounded the key factors in acupuncture-moxibustion treatm...
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Hyun Yong Koh, Tae Hwan Kim, Youn Ho Sheen, Seung Won Lee, Jaewoo An, Mi Ae Kim, Man Yong Han, Dong Keon Yon
Condition: Allergic Rhinitis Intervention: Other: nasal hypertonic spray: combination of hypertonic sea water and organic rosemary floral water with essential oils (ravintsara, geranium, eucalyptus radiata, niaouli) Sponsors: Puressentiel; University Hospital, Montpellier Recruiting
POLLEN COUNT UK forecast: Hay fever patients can expect some unwanted allergy symptoms today . If you do develop hay fever signs, including runny noses and sneezing, this is the best way to get rid of your symptoms.
POLLEN COUNT UK forecast: Hay fever patients could be at risk of unwanted allergy symptoms today , the Met Office has revealed. These are the signs and symptoms of hay fever to watch out for.
Abstract BACKGROUND: A mometasone furoate (MF) sinus implant (1350 mcg) was evaluated in 2 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in 400 adults with nasal polyps (NP) who were candidates for revision endoscopic sinus surgery (RESS). We conducted a pooled analysis to evaluate the efficacy of MF implant in specific subgroups of NP patients. METHODS: Pooled data from 2 RCTs for 375 patients were analyzed across prespecified subjective and objective end points through day 90. RESULTS: At day 90, patients receiving implants and MF nasal spray (MFNS) experienced significant improvements in nasal obstruction/conge...
CONCLUSION: Nasal eosinophilia on nasal cytology was a good screening tool for diagnosing LAR because of its high sensitivity and simplicity of the procedure. Unfortunately, the low specificity of nasal eosinophilia makes the NPT necessary for confirmation of LAR. PMID: 31115246 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
POLLEN COUNT forecast: The Met Office has forecasted hay fever sufferers to endure unwanted symptoms today. This is the worst time to go outside if you have hay fever - it could trigger signs of the allergy, including sneezing and watering eyes.
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the results of overlapping peptides PF3 and PF4, the N-terminal part of the PF3 peptide (TGQALVI) plays a crucial role in allergenic response of Sorghum profilin. PMID: 31117233 [PubMed - in process]
Abstract BACKGROUND: Not all rhinitis patients are affected by an immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated inflammatory process. Skin and serum allergy assessments are limited in their ability to define local allergic rhinitis (LAR). Thus, patients with negative systemic allergy assessments comprise a mix of those who truly have nonallergic rhinitis (NAR) and patients with LAR. OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical characteristics of patients with NAR. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed on consecutive adults with rhinitis symptoms who underwent turbinate surgery. NAR patients were defined by excluding ...