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Preventing peanut allergies with peanuts

Posted 12/1/2016 by UHBlog

Preventing peanut allergies with peanuts

More kids than ever have peanut allergies. Now, health experts are advising a new way of preventing them – with peanut butter.

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Who Needs to Carry an EpiPen

Posted 9/15/2016 by UHBlog

Who Needs to Carry an EpiPen

An EpiPen can be the life-saving difference for kids with severe allergies. Learn more about who needs to carry one and when it should be used.

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Healthy foods to help with springtime allergies

Posted 3/7/2016 by UHBlog

Healthy foods to help with springtime allergies Leigh Ann Kerns, MD Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Specialist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine If your child deals with hay fever each spring, you are probably familiar with the typical symptoms that pop up when plants are in bloom – sneezing, runny nose and scratchy throat. These symptoms occur when an allergen (such as pollen) enters the body an...

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Acupuncture: Nothing to Sneeze At

Posted 9/23/2015 by UHBlog

Learn how acupuncture can treat fall allergies caused by ragweed pollen, airborne mold spores and dust mites. Ask us. If you are on pins and needles this fall because of debilitating allergies, you might be onto something. “Patients of all ages with seasonal allergies are breathing easier after just a few treatments on my table,” says licensed acupuncturist Julia Proctor, Lac. Proctor, along with a team of acupuncturists at University Hospitals Connor Integrative Health Network, get...

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Advice from Doctor Mom: Allergy Plan

Posted 9/12/2014 by UHBlog

Erin Frank, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and mom to a vibrant two year old girl. The start of a new school year is an exciting time for parents and children alike, but when your child has life-threatening allergies, this can also be a time of fear and worry: Will the school understand his diet restrictions? Can they provide a nurse to administer her medication if she needs it? Who will watch him closely enough to make sure he is safe? These are al...

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Cleveland Ranks in Top 40 Places for Allergy Problems

Posted 6/6/2014 by UHBlog

Clevelanders may have to stock up on the tissues this season. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America recently released its ranking of the most challenging places to live for people with seasonal allergies. Cleveland was number 40, scoring worse than the national average in pollen scores as well as in the ratio of board-certified allergists per patient. “Seasonal allergies are on the rise – but you can do something to help make yourself feel better,” says allergy special...

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Expert Q&A: How Can I Prepare for Allergy Season?

Posted 3/6/2014 by UHBlog

Allergy specialist Leigh Ann Kerns, MD, shares her expertise on how to keep your allergies in check this season. What actually happens to me during an allergic reaction? Dr. Kerns: Your immune system overreacts to an allergen, releasing chemicals such as histamine that cause allergy symptoms. What symptoms might I experience? Dr. Kerns: The most common symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) include runny nose, nasal congestion, stuffiness, sneezing, postnasal drip and itchy, watery eyes. ...

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