If your child suffer from food allergies, you are not alone. The prevalence of the “peanut table” in school cafeterias is not a new phenomenon simply because we are suddenly more sensitive to the problem—it’s a result of allergies becoming a problem more than ever before. According to one study, peanut allergies have risen more than threefold in the past 13 years. And a Fair Health study showed that allergy-related doctor and ER visits because of severe food reactions increased from 4.6% in 2007 to 22.1 percent in 2016. Food allergies are on the rise worldwide.
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Asthma is a major noncommunicable disease prevalent across the United States in 7.6% of adults and 8.4% of children. In Chicago, 10.8% of adults reported having asthma in 2014.
In Illinois, the percentage of adults and youth reporting that they are currently having asthma is higher than the percentage nationwide. Continue reading Managing Asthma in Urban Areas
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Asthma affects an estimated 26 million Americans and is one of the leading causes of work and school absences. Asthma is defined as a serious chronic medical condition causing inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tubes, the passageways that allow air to enter and leave the lungs. Continue reading Cutting-Edge Technology to Detect and Diagnose Asthma
The 411 on Allergies
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, more than 50 million Americans including children suffer from allergies. Over 6 million school and work days are missed each year because of allergy symptoms. But what exactly are allergies and why do people suffer from them while others don’t? We sat down with Dr. Payal Patel, board-certified pediatric and adult allergy and immunology physician at ChicagoENT and asked her to give us the 411 on allergies. Continue reading What Are Allergies & Why Do We Get Them?
Eczema and Allergies
Patients with eczema have dry, itchy skin that can flare because of allergies (environmental factors or foods). Generally, it begins in childhood but can last well into adulthood. To reduce flares or even symptoms, it is important to follow a good skin regimen. Dr. Ayesha Siddiqi, board-certified allergy and immunology specialist at ChicagoENT is providing helpful tips to help keep eczema at bay. Continue reading Ask A Doc-How Do I Treat Eczema?