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Really?: The Claim: Acupuncture Can Reduce Symptoms of Hay Fever

Studies suggest that acupuncture can help with symptoms of hay fever, but the effects may be short-lived.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Acupuncture Allergies Really? Body Hay Fever Medicine and Health Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

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Authors: Md LC, Md JY Abstract BACKGROUND: Artemisia and Humulus pollen are the two most important aeroallergens of autumn allergies in North China. Cross-sectional data in 2001 have shown that allergic rhinitis often preceded or occurred at the same time as asthma in patients with autumn pollinosis in North China. OBJECTIVE: We used this cross-sectional data to investigate the association of serum specific IgE (sIgE) levels to Humulus and/or Artemisia pollen with the onset of asthma in patients with autumn pollen-induced allergic rhinitis. METHODS: 1096 patients with autumn pollinosis were face-to-face int...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
A recent genome-wide association study (GWAS) identified 99 loci that contain genetic risk variants shared between asthma, hay fever and eczema. Many more risk loci shared between these common allergic diseases remain to be discovered, which could point to new therapeutic opportunities.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Patients with chronic airway diseases tend to become “accustomed” to their impairments and fail to recognize the significance of their symptoms. We suggest that a metabolomic approach could become a diagnostic/monitoring solution in clinical trials or in a typical doctor's office.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
A short course of 5 injection AIT with Bet v 1 Contiguous Overlapping Peptides was well tolerated and improved allergic rhinitis during the 2nd pollen season after treatment. Long lasting efficacy was associated with a persistent allergen-specific IgG4 response.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
HAY FEVER symptoms include a runny nose, sneezing, streaming eyes and headaches. You can prevent the need to reach for your allergy tablets or medicine this spring with these five management tips.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion: Activin-A in allergic upper airway disease acts as a pro-inflammatory mediator and TGF- β1 modifier. Our data in the upper airways oppose the view of potentially anti-inflammatory properties in contrast to lymphatic compartments.Int Arch Allergy Immunol
Source: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusion This study indicated that the incidence of airborne fungi with clinical significance had a direct relationship with the variation of environmental conditions.
Source: Journal of Medical Mycology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Allergic rhinitis with or without conjunctivitis (AR/C) is common, necessitating evaluation of SQ house dust mite (HDM) sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT)-tablet efficacy in various subgroups.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe Allergic Rhinitis Clinical Investigator Collaborative (AR-CIC) is a network of experienced Allergic Rhinitis (AR) researchers developing better research tools based on the nasal allergen challenge (NAC). A key objective of such is the ability to detect efficacy in a small population. AR-CIC sought to test its NAC protocol as a secondary objective in two small mechanistic research trials of a novel form of immunotherapy [Cat Peptide Antigen Desensitisation (Cat-PAD)] for which efficacy had previously been demonstrated. The primary objective (not presented here) was to identify potential biomarkers of e...
Source: Clinical and Translational Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Treatment with 12 SQ-HDM consistently improved symptoms and was well tolerated in relevant subgroups of subjects with HDM AR/C. Local application site reactions to 12 SQ-HDM were typically mild-to-moderate and transient. PMID: 29656145 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
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