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Spring Allergies


Spring is in the air, and so are billions of tiny pollens that trigger allergy symptoms in millions of people.

This condition is called seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly referred to as hay fever.

Hay fever can affect your quality of life. It can lead to sinus infections, can disrupt your sleep and affect your ability to learn at school or be productive at work.

Read more: Spring Allergies

Food Intolerance - Dispelling the Myths

Excellent article on food intolerances that will help explain what a food intolerance is and how it differs to a food allergy.

Food Intolerance - Dispelling the Myths

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Valerie Kelly - Dietitian

Dr. Conor O'Brien - Gasteroenterologist - Beaumont Hospital

Emma Clarke Conway - Spokesperson for the Celiac Society

Valerie Kelly:- Dietitian:-

What is a food intolerance?

A food intolerance really just means an unpleasant reaction to a food. What is really important, however is to highlight the difference between a food 'allergy' and a food 'intolerance'.

read more here

Consultant Dr David Coghlan on Ryan Tubridy

Listen to our Paediatric Consultant, Dr David Coghlan, discuss allergies, testing and management techniques on the Ryan Tubridy Show.

Read more: Consultant Dr David Coghlan on Ryan Tubridy

Immunotherapy halves the risk of asthma in allergic children.

SLIT or sublingual immunotherapy involves administering a tiny amount of allergen under the tongue each day. Specially formulated tablets containing grass pollen are available in Ireland. Other allergens can be prepared in droplet or liquid form.

Treatment of children with grass and or birch pollen significantly reduces the chances of developing asthma. In the PAT study children identified as allergic to these pollens and desensitised with immunotherapy were less likely to suffer from asthma when rechecked five years later. The children were treated for three years and were more than twice as likely to be free from asthma when reassessed.
Allergy 2006: 61: 855–859

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