Eczema in the Elderly Is Not Atopic Dermatitis
Inflammatory skin conditions not caused by bacteria or viruses can occur at any age. People 55 and older are most commonly affected. An international research team has now investigated the possibility of ‘elderly-onset atopic dermatitis’.
Tattoos Can Trigger Allergies
The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has investigated how the substances and pigments in tattoo inks are distributed in the body.
Asthma Can Also Begin After 60
Argentinean researchers have discovered that as many as ten in 100 people over 60 may develop asthma. People with allergies are especially at risk.
Advanced Age Is Not Protective Against Allergies
“Only children and young adults develop allergies.” That’s what many believe, but the reality is different: Nearly one in ten people over 65 will experience allergy symptoms for the first time.
Allergies during Advent
People with hay fever usually look forward to the colder months as the pollen season comes to an end and allergy symptoms subside. But the winter season brings its own share of allergens. Our Advent and Christmas traditions include many things that can trigger allergies or make them worse.
Ivy Helps Reduce Fine Dust
Building facades covered in ivy regulate the indoor climate while also filtering out fine dust particles, according to scientists in Cologne and Jülich, Germany.
The right tomato for people with birch pollen allergy
Certain varieties of tomatoes contain less allergy-triggering proteins (allergens) than others. A team at the Technical University of Munich discovered which ones.
The all-clear has been given for people with contact allergies: the preservative MIT from laundry detergents is undetectable in laundered textiles. For the first time, researchers investigate whether the substance leaves residues in laundry.
Animal Hair Allergy quickly explained
Daniela Schreiter of Fuchskind made understanding animal hair allergy easy with this comic: For further information click here.
Focus on Hay Fever – What Are the Latest Research Findings?
In the coming days and weeks, more and more birch pollen will be released into the air, and many people with hay fever will feel it.
Teddy in the Freezer: How Much Cold Can Mites Tolerate?
Soft toys are delicate. Most of them can’t be washed at high temperatures without losing their shape. Parents of children with house dust mite allergies are therefore advised to put soft toys in the freezer on a regular basis. The cold temperature kills the mites and the allergens can then be rinsed out at a low temperature. But how long should soft toys be left in the cold? There was previously no research on how much time it takes for mites to freeze and stop laying eggs.
Is It a Cold or an Allergy?
Whenever they feel run down and get a runny nose and scratchy throat during the winter, many people assume they have a cold. But allergic rhinitis can cause similar symptoms. How do you know which one it is?
Vitamin D protects against allergic asthma attacks
Vitamin D is like a miracle vitamin for the prevention of many diseases. It is often impossible to confirm the assumption that the vitamin has a protective effect. But it does appear to have a positive effect on allergic asthma.
Majority of People Want Allergen Labelling
In Germany, 67 per cent of the population believe it is important to provide information about potential allergy-triggering ingredients on food packaging. This was the conclusion of the 2018 food report issued by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. However, there is no clear legal regulation on the labelling of traces of allergens.
MACVIA-ARIA Allergy Diary
The Allergy Diary by MACVIA-ARIA enables you to keep a daily digital record of your hay fever and asthma symptoms and medication use.
Allergy App Review: The Pollen App
We test allergy apps for you on smartphones and tablets. The Pollen app is the first application in our review series. The Pollen app offers much more than just pollen forecasts. It allows users to log their symptoms. The app could make diagnosis and therapy easier. Overview of the App When the app is opened, … Read Article
Book Review: Hannes Hase (Hannes the Rabbit)
Many people feel left in the dark when newly confronted with an allergy. The symptoms come and go. Hay fever can be mistaken for a cold. Or the skin starts to itch and an external trigger is suspected. Hannes the Rabbit and the doctor go looking together for the triggers. His family and friends help him find creative solutions to avoid the allergens.