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HealthDay News: Allergies

Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens

SATURDAY, April 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you have asthma, it may help to reduce your exposure to allergens.

Babies Given Certain Meds May Have Higher Odds for Allergies Later

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who are given antacids or antibiotics during their first 6 months of life may have a sharply higher risk for allergies or asthma, a large new study warns.

School Nurses at Ground Zero for Food Allergies

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Food allergies are common among American kids, with nearly one-third of U.S. school nurses reporting at least one severe reaction to food among their students in the last school year, a new survey finds.

Now's the Time to Tackle Springtime Allergies

SATURDAY, March 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With spring allergy season just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how to deal with your symptoms, experts say.

Food Allergies: To Test or Not to Test

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- About 5 percent of American children and 4 percent of adults have a food allergy, but many more are getting unnecessary testing.

Asthma Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Valentine's Day

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma and allergies can put on damper on your Valentine's Day romancing, an expert warns.

Who Really Needs to Go Gluten-Free

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It seems like "gluten-free" labels are popping up everywhere, including on foods that never had any gluten to begin with. Is this a health bandwagon you should jump on … or shy away from?

Keeping the Holidays Allergy and Asthma-Free

THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Allergies and asthma can be worse than the Grinch when it comes to ruining your holiday spirit.

Flu Shot Safe Even With an Egg Allergy

TUESDAY, Dec. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's safe for people with an egg allergy to get a flu shot, says a leading U.S. allergists' group.

New Hope for Kids With Multiple Food Allergies

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment for kids with more than one dangerous food allergy shows promise in early trials, researchers say.

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