- A patch delivering small of amounts of peanut protein through the skin may help children and young adults deal with their peanut allergies, an ongoing study shows.
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- The most common remedy for allergies — the “hair-of-the-dog-that-bit-you” approach or “rush desensitization” — may have scientific backing, new research has shown.
- Yet more research finds that feeding your children eggs and peanuts early in life can reduce their risk of developing food allergies.
- A new study finds that the bacteria we have in our guts may influence the risk of developing allergies later on in life.
- A new review finds that antibiotics taken in the first two years of life may cause allergy problems down the road, such as eczema.
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An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. Allergic reactions occur when a person's immune system reacts to normally harmless substances in the environment. Mild allergies like hay fever are very common in the human population and cause symptoms such as red eyes, itchiness, and runny nose, eczema, hives, hay fever, or an asthma attack.