PRENATAL EXPOSURE TO PARTICULATE MATTER DURING PREGNANCY INCREASES THE RISK OF CHILDHOOD ASTHMA IN CHILDREN.
ORAL AZITHROMYCIN DECREASES INCIDENCE AND SEVERUTY OF VIRUS INDUCED WHEEZE IN CHILDREN ACCORDING TO A RECENT STUDY.
DBPCFC is the gold standard for diagnosing AFR and is usually performed by an allergist/immunologist familiar with the management of anaphylaxis. A positive challenge does not necessarily identify the mechanism of the reaction (IgE-, non-IgE-, or non-immune-mediated reaction). Food challenges are contraindicated In suspected food-Induced anaphylaxis. Good history and consistent SPT are usually sufficient to establish a diagnosis without a food challenge. With vague history and inconclusive SPT, an open challenge may be indicated, followed, if positive, by a blinded challenge. Details of food-challenge techniques are available in standard allergy textbooks
ALLERGY SKIN TEST IS A SIMPLE SKIN TEST TO MEASURE OUR ABILITY TO REACT TO AN ALLERGEN.DONE BY SKIN PRICK METHOD -WHICH INTRODUCES A MICRODOSE OF THE ALLERGEN INTO OUR SKIN CAUSING OUR BODY TO REACT AND FORM ANTIBODIES AGAINST IT ,CAUSING AN ANTIGEN ANTIBODY REACTION WITH THE HELP OF IgE IMMUNOGLOBULINS WITH THE RELEASE OF CHEMICALS -HISTAMINE,LEUKOTRINE.CAUSING REDNESS AND SWELLING OF THE SKIN,WITH ITCHING,BREATHLESSNESS IN SEVERE CASES.
Allergy can be described as a malfunction of the human immune system causing a violent reaction against normally harmless substances in our natural environment. In this context, such substances are generally referred to as “allergens”. The reaction creates an inflammation which, in turn, can lead to a variety of symptoms such as hay fever, eczema, asthma and other conditions popularly…