Pollen count: Bank Holiday hay fever warning - how to prevent symptoms and signs

POLLEN COUNT UK forecast: The Met Office has warned of ‘Moderate’ pollen levels across England, Wales and Scotland on Bank Holiday Monday. These are some easy tricks to prevent hay fever symptoms and signs. Could you be at risk of allergic rhinitis?
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HAY FEVER symptoms could be severe for many sufferers across England today , with the MET Office forecasting moderate to high levels across the country. For asthma sufferers, the symptoms could be particularly acute.
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Authors: Pantin CT, Southworth T, Wetzel K, Singh D Abstract Background: Allergic rhinitis is characterized by nasal inflammation in response to allergen exposure. Nasal allergen challenges are used in clinical trials evaluating drug effects. Reproducibility of nasal secretion cytokine responses and physiological measurements are needed to determine the optimum measurements and power calculations for future studies. We have investigated the reproducibility of nasal cytokine measurements, using ready-to-use polyvinyl acetate sponges to collect nasal secretions, and measurements of nasal physiological responses. ...
Source: Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Clin Pharmacol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Freeze dried TD is the most suitable ready to use preparation having similar chemical properties and antioxidant activities to TD. PMID: 31186663 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results showed that the 810 nm diode laser offered a safe and effective solution for the uncomfortable symptoms of allergic rhinitis and could be well applied during the season of Japanese cedar pollen dispersion. Furthermore, a tendency towards high efficacy was demonstrated for laser treatment in class 6 cedar pollinosis patients, based on the specific IgE antibody test. PMID: 31190693 [PubMed]
Source: Laser Therapy - Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Laser Ther Source Type: research
Conclusions. When as-sessing grass AIT, it is important to focus not only on endpoints but also on the quality of evidence. PMID: 31187972 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol Source Type: research
She and her husband identified an antibody that triggers wheezing and rashes. Monitoring it can help prevent and remedy allergic reactions.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Allergies Ishizaka, Teruko (1926-2019) Deaths (Obituaries) Asthma Hay Fever Ishizaka, Kimishige (1925-2018) Tokyo (Japan) La Jolla (Calif) Doctors Source Type: news
In conclusion, AR alters HDL composition linked to decreased anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties but improves the ability of HDL to suppress eosinophil effector responses.Graphical abstract
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids - Category: Lipidology Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the role of microRNA-155 (miR-155) in type-2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) on AR. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Nasal mucosa tissues and peripheral blood samples were collected. mRNA expression of miR-155, interleukin-25 (IL-25), and interleukin-33 (IL-33) in nasal mucosa tissues was determined using quantitative Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (qRT-PCR). The AR model was established by injecting with murine IL-33. The frequency of ILC2s was quantified using flow cytometry. MiR-155 agomir or antagomir was intranasally administrated to mice. MiR-155 and helper T cell 2 (Th2) cytokines were me...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Conclusion: Exposure to BC in the Užice region increases the risk of ED visits for allergic rhinitis and asthma, particularly during the heating season. PMID: 31181862 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
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...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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