Christmas tree syndrome: How to prevent the allergy to festive trees - are you at risk?

CHRISTMAS trees and decorations could cause symptoms of the allergic Christmas tree syndrome. This is the health warning signs to look out for, as well as how to prevent the condition that causes runny noses and itchy skin.
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ConclusionAdults with AD had low rates of outpatient and high rates of urgent care, ED and hospital visits. The major predictor of outpatient utilization for AD care was AD severity. Racial/ethnic, socio-economic and/or healthcare disparities reduce outpatient utilization and increase urgent, ED and hospital utilization.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionModerate-to-severe AD is associated with significant decrements of health utility in the US population. These data illustrate the heavy societal burden of moderate and severe AD and provide important insight for prioritization of resource allocation and cost-effectiveness research.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
(Natural News) With the advent of flu season comes the dreaded affliction of seasonal allergies. Sufferers of seasonal allergies have to put up with irksome symptoms such as itchy and swollen sinuses, nasal congestion, watery eyes and a runny nose when cold weather and allergens run amok with their immune systems. Such symptoms can be temporarily...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This study is a multi-center, pragmatic, two-parallel group, assessor-blind, superiority, individually randomized controlled trial. Atopic dermatitis infants (N  = 650) 7–13 weeks old who develop an itchy rash within the previous 28 days are randomly assigned to the aggressive treatment or the conventional treatment in a 1:1 ratio. The primary outcome is oral food challenge-proven IgE-mediated hen’s egg allergy at the age of 28 weeks.DiscussionThis is a novel pragmatic RCT study to examine the efficacy of early aggressive treatment for atopic dermatitis to prevent later food allergy...
Source: Clinical and Translational Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Evidence suggests that, compared with no probiotic, currently available probiotic strains probably make little or no difference in improving patient-rated eczema symptoms. Probiotics may make little or no difference in QoL for people with eczema nor in investigator-rated eczema severity score (combined with participant scoring for eczema symptoms of itch and sleep loss); for the latter, the observed effect was small and of uncertain clinical significance. Therefore, use of probiotics for the treatment of eczema is currently not evidence-based. This update found no evidence of increased adverse effects with pro...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
We identified P2X3 purinoceptors (P2X3Rs) as ligand-gated channels whose activation stimulates a subpopulation of sensory neurons expressing Mas-related G protein-coupled receptor A3 (MrgprA3), linked to itch. P2X3Rs may be targets for treatment of chronic itch.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Continuing Medical Education examination Source Type: research
Acute urticaria is a common disease and often the etiology is never identified. Allergic, infectious, rheumatologic, and malignant etiologies are known but testing is generally not conducted.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: M158 Source Type: research
Cholinergic urticaria (CholU) is a frequent form of inducible urticaria, characterized by small itchy wheals induced by physical activity or passive warming. The underlying pathomechanisms of CholU are not completely understood. Several recent studies have provided evidence that IgE-mediated mast cell activation is of major importance in the pathogenesis of CholU.1-3 In line with this theory are observations, mostly from case reports, that patients with CholU can benefit from omalizumab (anti-IgE) treatment.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
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