Los Angeles asthma rates has been a growing concern in our population especially amongst children. Asthma is the most prevalent chronic disease of childhood. Symptoms are wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Various exposures such as mold, pests, tobacco smoke and outdoor air pollution may exacerbate asthma. There is no known cure for […]
Marijuana allergy has been on the rise over recent years. Reports of marijuana allergy reactions range from sneezing and rashes to anaphylaxis as reported in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Most people are familiar to pollinating plants causing allergy symptoms, most commonly tree, grasses and of course weed pollen. So it should be […]
There is a great deal of controversy surrounding toxic mold syndrome, most notably how to diagnose it. A study of 65 patients who claimed to have toxic mold syndrome reported symptoms of rhinitis, cough, headache, respiratory symptoms, central nervous system symptoms and fatigue. The range of patients who had these symptoms was 23%-62%. Only 53% […]
Sean Parker, tech entrepreneur, who founded Napster and was an early investor to Facebook, has made a $24 million donation to Stanford University for allergy research. The new center will be called the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research. He is an asthma and allergy sufferer, who was limited in childhood playing sports because […]
Emerging evidence suggests that roadway air pollution causes childhood asthma. The costs of this can be quite high. A study was done in Los Angeles county looking at the regional exposure to Ozone and Nitrogen Dioxide and the cost burden associated with it. Approximately 36 million people in the United States live within 300 feet […]
The Ebola virus outbreak emerged in March 2014 and quickly became the deadliest Ebola outbreak. All doctors need to be aware of this disease and means of transmissions. Most of the outbreaks have taken place in West Africa, but as most recent news reports have shown, there have been cases in the United States. There […]
Pop sensation Miley Cyrus has recently been hospitalized for an allergic reaction to antibiotics.
It is hard to believe that its only January and we are already discussing high tree pollens in the area, but with the Santa Ana winds blowing, allergy sufferers are experiencing a lot of problems.
Allergies can be troublesome in the wintertime, it is not just reserved for the Spring and Summer. Below are some allergy problems people may suffer during the cold months.