Allergy and Immunology News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

Only 29% of parents removed their animals from home after allergist told them to do so for their child's health

Fatal reactions to SCIT may be on the decline, 6 fatalities between 2001 and 2007

Ovomucoid is the major allergen of egg, strict avoidance is the key in management

Relationship between hormones and asthma: oral contraceptives may reduce asthma symptoms

Lung function at 10 yrs is not improved by early corticosteroid treatment in asthmatic children

HRCT is an important diagnostic tool for pulmonary complications in CVID at the time of diagnosis and during follow-up

Tricyclic antidepressants should be withheld for 2 to 3 days before allergy skin testing to avoid interference

A boy with severe food allergy and the dog who saved his life

RT @wheezemd "We knew it would happen. Onder Law Firm Offers Free XOLAIR Case Review"

Number of children with food allergies has gone up 18% and number seeking treatment at ER has tripled since 1993. 8.9% of U.S. children had experienced atopic dermatitis in 2007, compared with 7.9% in 1997

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