In a new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, scientists from King's College London have found that young children with severe eczema infected with Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacterium, are at a higher risk of developing a food allergy.
Asthma, Allergies & Inflammation
The skin of humans and animals is densely populated by fungi.
You may think you have an allergy to penicillin, but you probably don't.
The hygiene hypothesis may explain why asthma and other allergic airway diseases have dramatically increased over the past decades in industrialized countries.
A wide range of airborne substances can cause respiratory problems for asthma sufferers. These include bacteria and their components, which can trigger inflammations. How they become airborne has not been fully explained up to now.
Vaccinating Asthmatic Preschoolers Against Flu Could Reduce Their Risk of Being Hospitalized After an Attack
Asthma and respiratory viruses don't go well together. Weakened by the common cold or the flu, a person suffering an asthma attack often responds poorly to emergency treatment; some must be hospitalized.
Administering antibiotics to adults hospitalized with an asthma exacerbation without any documented indication of lung infection appears to lengthen hospital stay, increase cost and result in increased risk for antibiotic-related diarrhea
Exposing infants to antacids or antibiotics in their first six months of life could increase their risk of developing allergies in childhood, including anaphylaxis and allergies to foods and medications, according to a new study published
Researchers at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology have identified a subset of T cells, whose frequency serves as early childhood immune signature that predicts the risk of developing asthma later on.
New research findings could turn perceptions of the already despised bed bug from nuisance pest into medically important threat.