What Is Cockroach Allergy?
When most people think of allergy "triggers," they often focus
on plant pollens, dust, animals and stinging insects. In fact,
cockroaches also can trigger allergies and asthma.
Cockroach allergy was first reported in 1943, when skin rashes
appeared immediately after the insects crawled over patients' skin.
Skin tests first confirmed patients had cockroach allergy in
In the 1970s, studies made it clear that patients with cockroach
allergies develop acute asthma attacks. The attacks occur after
inhaling cockroach allergens and last for hours. Asthma has
steadily increased over the past 30 years. It is the most common
chronic disease of childhood. Now we know that the frequent
hospital admissions of inner-city children with asthma often is
directly related to their contact with cockroach allergensthe
substances that cause allergies. From 23 percent to 60 percent of
urban residents with asthma are sensitive to the cockroach
Generic Name: AZITHROMYCIN EXTENDED-RELEASE SUSPENSION -
ORAL Pronounced: (ay-ZITH-roe-MYE-sin) Azithromycin Oral Precautions
Before taking azithromycin, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or to other antibiotics (such as erythromycin,
clarithromycin, telithromycin); or if you have any other allergies. This
product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or
other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
a certain muscle disease (myasthenia gravis)
Azithromycin may cause a condition that affects the heart
rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can infrequently result in serious
(rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe
dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away. The risk of QT
With the Beijing Summer Olympics having taken place last month, combined with the start of school and a new season of athletic competition, we all start thinking about healthy snacks we can provide our kids that nourish their bodies and give them an energy boost just before their games. There are dozens of power bars on the market, with protein and healthy carbohydrates to promote muscle development and aid athlete with a steady source of energy.
But if your child has food allergies , these bars may be off limits to them. Many of these energy bars contain peanuts, tree nuts, whole grain wheat or dairy as their sources of protein or carbohydrates. I can't give these bars to my daughter, so I developed a recipe for an allergen-free energy bar that is both healthy and delicious.
(Note: The recipe below contains coconut, which is actually a seed and not a nut. FAAN and most allergists agree that coconut is not a tree nut, but the FDA has included coconut in their definition of t...
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