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Epipen Recall- by Dr. Edan Sarid

Did you know that certain lines of the Epipen auto-injectors were recently recalled? Mylan, the company that produces Epipen, issued a recall of certain Epipens due to possible defects in the auto-injector devices.  Make sure to visit www.mylan.com/epipenrecall to see if your Epipen is recalled a …

The difference between an Allergy and a Sensitivity – Dr. Edan Sarid

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(C) Erica Julson Dr. Edan Sarid: Many people can have adverse reactions to a variety of triggers – including foods, airborne irritants, topical products or medications. But how do you know if you are truly allergic or just ‘sensitive’ to the irritant? An allergy is an immune-media …

The Benefits of Early Asthma Intervention

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  At IMMUNOe Health Centers, we believe that early intervention is crucial when it comes to dealing with asthma. Why? Because: If left untreated, children who have severe asthma are more likely to still have asthma – as well as COPD – when they reach adulthood. The earlier symptoms …

Hives & Your Skin

What are hives? Hives is the state in which your body has an outbreak of swollen, pale and red bumps on your skin. Hives are considered to be an unknown reaction of the body, but sometimes it can also be a reaction to certain allergens. Hives usually bring itching, but you might also feel burning & …

It’s More than Dairy: What to Avoid with a Milk Allergy

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You can’t prevent a milk allergy, but you can avoid the foods that trigger a reaction. Abstaining from dairy is the obvious first step; but there are many other products that contain milk proteins and milk derivatives, such as casein. Check labels on all food products and be careful when ordering …

Hand-Washing Dishes Prevents Asthma and Eczema, Study Finds

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According to a new study, hand washing dishes may decrease a child’s risk of asthma and eczema, as opposed to using a washing machine. It is the latest research to support the “hygiene hypothesis,” which suggests that exposure in childhood to diverse microbes can promote a healthy immune syst …

Study Finds Genes behind Asthma, Allergic Reactions

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New research has shed light on over 30 genes that could influence asthma and other allergic reactions. These genes affect the activity of white blood cells called eosinophils, immune cells which trigger inflammation in the airways. 30 percent of Europeans and North Americans have allergies; 10 perc …

Do You Know the Signs of Milk Allergy?

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Milk allergy, one of the most common allergies in children, is triggered by an abnormal immune reactions to dairy products. Cow’s milk is the most prevalent cause, but other animals’ milk can set off an allergic reaction as well. Avoiding milk products is the best treatment. Luckily, children o …

Tips for Living with Dangerous Allergies

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It’s your immune system’s job to protect you from outside invaders, such as viruses and bacteria. Sometimes, however, your immune system will produce antibodies in response to something that is not harmful at all, such as medications or certain foods. It’s response to these generally harmless …

10 Unexpected Spring Allergy Triggers

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Avoiding the classic allergens, like pollen and grass, will only get you so far. To breathe easy in the spring, you’ll need to be aware and fight off these unexpected allergy triggers: Fruits: When pollen counts in your immune system are high, your body is programmed to attack anything that resem …