Items Tagged ‘allergies’

Ask the Doctors - Can animals help prevent allergies in kids?

August 28, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can animals help prevent allergies in kids?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: Neither of my sisters have pets, and all of their kids have allergies. Could the fact that we have dogs, a horse, and a barn cat be the reason that my kids aren’t allergic to anything? How and why allergies develop are complex questions that have long been the subject of study. So […]

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Tags: allergies, Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, pets


Ask the Doctors - Is it safe to use an allergy drug as a sleep aid?

August 9, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is it safe to use an allergy drug as a sleep aid?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I’m leery of sleep drugs, so I’ve been taking the allergy drug diphenhydramine HCL to help me sleep. Now I read that it should be taken only for a limited time. What’s the story on this drug? Diphenhydramine HCL is a sedating antihistamine.  The medication has been used since 1946 for allergies, but […]

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Tags: allergies, antihistamine, Ask the Doctors, diphenhydramine HCL, insomnia, research, sleep aid


To the untrained eye, kids' seasonal allergy symptoms may look like learning disability

May 1, 2018

To the untrained eye, kids’ seasonal allergy symptoms may look like learning disability

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Many young children struggle with seasonal allergies and the discomfort that accompanies them.  For some kids, seasonal allergy symptoms are severe enough that they can be mistaken for symptoms of learning disabilities. Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, a pediatric allergist at the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, explains that certain symptoms characteristic of learning disabilities or behavioral problems, […]

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Tags: allergens, allergies, allergy, concentration, Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, hyperactivity, hypoallergenic, learning disability, outdoor allergens, pediatrician, pediatrics, seasonal allergies


How to manage asthma on high-pollution days

March 15, 2018

How to manage asthma on high-pollution days

By uclahealth uclahealth

Asthma is a disease that affects one in 13 Americans, with children and teens affected more than adults. This condition causes swelling and inflammation of the airways, which makes breathing difficult. The attacks can be mild or severe, and in some cases, even life-threatening. While there is no cure for asthma, people can manage its […]

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Tags: air pollution, allergies, asthma, asthma in children, high-pollution, immunology, Pediatric Asthma Program, UCLA Division of Allergy and Immunology


Ask the Doctors - Can peanut allergies now be prevented?

March 8, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can peanut allergies now be prevented?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: When it’s our turn to bring team snacks to the kids’ weekend soccer games, the most challenging part is accommodating so many allergies, especially to peanuts. Is it true that there’s now a way to keep children from getting a peanut allergy in the first place? Food allergies among kids are a fact […]

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Tags: allergies, allergy, asthma, breathing problems, children, diet, digestive upset, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, eczema, food allergies, headache


July 10, 2017

Yeah for Dr.Yeh

By glaabfamily glaabfamily

I was going through many tests to see if a nodule was benign, I kept being told it was suspicious. A friend referred me to Dr. Yeh. I set up an appointment. An ultrasound determined my parathyroid had entered into my thyroid. Because of his expertise, Dr. Yeh was able to find this. A few […]

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Tags: allergies, Dr. Michael Yeh, neck pain, nodule, parathyroid, patient stories, thyroid, thyroid removal, TMJ


Is being clean making us sick?

March 31, 2016

Is being clean making us sick?

By uclahealth uclahealth

In the past two decades, doctors have noticed a significant increase in the number of children and adults with allergies. How can that be? We are more informed than ever about the importance of good hygiene. We make sure our kids wash their hands. We carry hand sanitizer everywhere we go and stock up on […]

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Tags: allergies, allergy, Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, Dr. Sande Okelo, eczema, good hygiene, hygiene, inflammatory bowel disorder, Probiotics, pulmonologist


Cold vs. allergy: how do I know the difference?

March 6, 2016

Cold vs. allergy: how do I know the difference?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Symptoms Allergy (Airborne) Cold Stuffy or runny nose Often Often Sneezing Often Often Wheezing Sometimes Rarely, never Itchy eyes Often Rarely, never Fever Never Often Aches and pains Never Sometimes Weakness and fatigue Sometimes Sometimes Headache Sometimes Often Cough Sometimes Often Dizziness Sometimes Often Hoarseness Sometimes Often Recur at a certain time of year Often […]

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Tags: allergies, allergy symptoms, cold symptoms, colds