Allergy Stories

Rush immunotherapy: Faster relief for tough allergy symptoms

Rush immunotherapy: Faster relief for tough allergy symptoms

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Traditional allergy shots can take months to provide relief. Learn how rush immunotherapy can help people with allergies feel better faster.

Prevent peanut allergy with . . . peanut butter?

Prevent peanut allergy with . . . peanut butter?

 

New guidelines recommend feeding peanut products to babies who are at risk for peanut allergy. UTSW food allergy specialist J. Andrew Bird, M.D., explains why that’s not as nutty as it sounds.

The five-second rule

The five-second rule

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Germ exposure isn’t all bad. In fact, studies in mice suggest some exposure might actually help build the immune system and guard against asthma and other allergic diseases.

So, you think you’re allergic to penicillin?

So, you think you’re allergic to penicillin?

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Recent studies, including one conducted at UT Southwestern, discovered most people who think they are allergic to penicillin are not actually allergic to the drug.

Prevent peanut allergies with … peanut puffs

Prevent peanut allergies with … peanut puffs

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Early exposure to peanut products might prevent children from developing peanut allergies.

How cold, flu, and allergy symptoms can hurt your voice

How cold, flu, and allergy symptoms can hurt your voice

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Voice strain from colds, the flu, and allergies means missed work for vocal athletes like teachers and singers. But there are ways to prevent permanent damage.