Items Tagged ‘allergy’

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 Ryan Hatoum

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


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 Ask the Doctors

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


Can you be too clean?

June 7, 2017

Can you be too clean?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Is it possible to be too hygienic? The answer may be yes. In fact, having some microbes on the skin may protect young children against developing allergies. The hygiene hypothesis The “hygiene hypothesis” refers to the idea that exposing babies and young children to germs and microorganisms can help build their immune systems, preventing the […]

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Tags: allergy, asthma, bacterial infections, germs, hand hygiene, hand washing, hygiene, immunology, inflammatory bowel diseases, microbiomes, pediatric allergist, Probiotics


New guidelines for peanut allergies

May 12, 2017

New guidelines for peanut allergies

By uclahealth uclahealth

Are you concerned about your baby developing a peanut allergy? New guidelines recommend introducing peanuts before age 1 in some children. A common and severe food allergy Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in the U.S. Up to 2 percent of children and adolescents are allergic to the legume — and […]

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Tags: allergy, allergy blood test, breastfeeding, choking hazards, coughing, difficulty breathing, Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, eczema, eyelid swelling, food allergies, hives, legume


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