Parents place children on risky exclusion diets due to mistaken belief they could beat allergies

Researchers blame bogus allergy tests that claim childhood eczema and asthma can be beaten by avoiding foods such as tomatoes, strawberries and milk.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Nahm DH, Ye YM, Shin YS, Park HS, Kim ME, Kwon B, Cho SM, Han J Abstract PURPOSE: The management of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) is often difficult. We hypothesized that repeated intramuscular administration of autologous total immunoglobulin G (IgG) could induce clinical improvement in patients with AD through immune modulation. This clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and immunomodulatory effect of the intramuscular administration of autologous total IgG in patients with AD. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 51 adolescent and adult...
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy Asthma Immunol Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 September 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Rachel L. Peters, Tegan Kay B-BMed, Vicki McWilliam, Caroline Lodge, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Shyamali C. Dharmage, Adrian J. Lowe, Jennifer J. Koplin
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
When a pregnant woman gained more than 33 pounds, the risk of childhood asthma or a food or drug allergy in offspring increased.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Weight Asthma Children and Childhood Eczema Hay Fever Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news
Discussion There are 8 common foods which compromise 90% of food allergens with those being peanuts, soybeans, cow’s milk, eggs, fish, crustacean/shellfish, wheat and tree nuts. Some people believe that lupin (a legume) is 9th. Legumes belong to the Fabaceae family. They provide protein, fat, vitamins other essential nutrients and therefore are used in the human diet throughout the world. “[A]llergenicity due to consumption of legumes in decreasing order may be peanut, soybean, lentil, chickpea, pea, mung bean and red gram.” Other common legumes include alfalfa, clovers, beans, lupins, mesquite, carob...
Source: - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis paper purports to review recent relevant publications on the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine in treating allergic diseases, to illustrate the  pertinent mechanisms of action of TCM, and to explore the possible role of TCM in the management of allergic diseases in the foreseeable future. As TCM embodies multiple treatment modalities, only the most popular two, namely CHM (Chinese herbal medicine) and acupuncture, were discussed. Publicat ions, especially reviews involving randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the use of TCM on allergic diseases, published up to June 201...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewOver the last 13  years, the genetic etiologies have been determined for multiple conditions causing elevated serum IgE, infection susceptibilities, and variable other features. In this review, we discuss the clinical presentation, laboratory features, and genetics of these diseases caused by mutations in STAT3, DO CK8, PGM3, IL6ST, ZNF341, IL6R, IL6ST, CARD11, and CARD14, with particular focus given to STAT3LOF and DOCK8 deficiency.Recent FindingsDefining the phenotype of each of these syndromes with high IgE and infection susceptibility shows that some have a pronounced connective tissue phe...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Allergic conjunctivitis is common in HIV-infected Nigerian children. Atopies are more common in boys and children with parental atopies.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Infectious complications are a co-morbidity of AD. Although not common, systemic bacterial infections and eczema herpeticum can be life-threatening. Preventive therapy of infections in AD emphasizes skin barrier improvement and anti- inflammatory therapy. The use of antibiotics in AD exacerbation requires further studies. PMID: 32771354 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
This study aimed at investigating the effects of prenatal exposure to PFAS on the prevalence of allergies and infectious diseases in children up to age 7, from the Hokkaido Study. Among mother-child pairs enrolled in the Hokkaido study and followed up until the age of 7 years, 2689 participants with maternal PFAS, 1st trimester of pregnancy and 7-year-old questionnaire survey data were included in this study. Eleven PFAS in the 3rd-trimester plasma were measured using ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry. Wheeze, rhino-conjunctivitis, and eczema were defined usi...
Source: Environment International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn the present study, the prevalence of Filaggrin mutant genotype (R501X) was detected in approximately 5.5% of children with allergic diseases.
Source: Indian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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