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Household indoor pollution linked to lung problems!

By Faith Huang, M.D. Adapted from article from ACAAI. According to a study by Dr. Raj Kumar, titled “The Association of Household Air Pollution with Allergic Respiratory Diseases in Children” that was recently presented at the American College of Allergy, … Continue reading

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Fitbit: skin irritations were allergies to nickel

Fitbit recalled its Force wearable back in February after owners reported skin irritation, and it turns out that the skin rash is likely due to contact allergic dermatitis to nickel or methacrylates.

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There’s a new color of pumpkin in town and it’s teal colored!

Reviewed by Faith Huang, M.D. If your child has food allergies, a teal pumpkin at the doorstep can be a welcome treat. This Halloween, teal pumpkins at the doorstep inform the trick-or-treater that non-food treats are available!

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Time for Spring Cleaning!

During this spring, it can be great for your overall health to do a spring cleaning of your home!  For those of you who are sensitive to allergens that are indoors, allergy “season” is one that lasts all year round, … Continue reading

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New Medication Approved for Chronic Hives!

(Omalizumab approved by the FDA for Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria) Chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) is a skin disease where patients get red and itchy hives that come and go for more than 6 weeks.  About 40% of CIU patients also experience … Continue reading

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