Q: After taking asprin recently, I began to get asthma symptoms. I’ve since read online that some asthmatics are sensitive to asprin. Can you tell me why? Dr. Bassett: A small number of those with asthma can be adversely affected by asprin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen. In some cases, the resulting… Read more »
A new study suggests that eating a high-fiber diet may help reduce lung inflammation associated with asthma.
I think I have asthma. Now what?
The symptoms of celiac disease can involve multiple organs and range widely in both severity and type.
Do you sometimes feel sick to your stomach not long after eating? Have you noticed a pattern in the types of food you eat when this occurs? Perhaps you have experienced unexplained skin rashes (known as hives) or vomiting or diarrhea? Does your child refuse to eat a certain food, or complain that it makes… Read more »
An OAS reaction usually comes on swiftly and can recede just as quickly.
Janet Smith was sure she wasn’t overreacting. Her 18-month-old daughter Heather had terrible symptoms: she was throwing up eight times a day, her stomach was bloated, and her diapers needed to be changed constantly.
Q. My teenage daughter just found out she has a sun allergy. Can you explain what her symptoms mean, and what type of sunscreen she should be using to best protect herself? Dr. Skotnicki: Many patients develop itchy, red, raised lesions while on a sun holiday, or during the spring in North America. Though this… Read more »
From foods that cross-react to mystery cases to telling a mild reaction from a severe one – Dr. Sicherer has revealing insights.