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For sufferers of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR), acupuncture treatment can lead to a modest improvement in disease-specific quality of life and can reduce antihistamine use, compared with either sham acupuncture or the...

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A systematic review has concluded that Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) interventions appear to have beneficial effects in patients with persistent allergic rhinitis (PAR)

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Acupuncture has been found to be more effective than the oral antihistamine cetirizine at reducing experimentally induced itch in atopic dermatitis (AD) subjects.

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Having a high diversity of bacterial species in the gut may protect babies against developing allergies, according to a comprehensive study of intestinal microflora in allergic and healthy infants, conducted in Sweden.

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Paracetamol has been linked with the development of asthma and allergies by a large international trial.

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Xin Yi San (XYS, magnolia flower powder) reduces nasal symptoms in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis (AR) due to its diverse immunomodulatory effects.

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Results from a German pilot study show that acupuncture reduces itch intensity in patients with atopic eczema and that this correlates with reduced activation of basophils (histamine-secreting white blood cells).

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The children of mothers who drink milk containing a probiotic supplement during and after pregnancy have a significantly lower risk of developing eczema, according to a Norwegian study.

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Another mother and child study, this time from the Spanish island of Menorca, supports a potential protective effect of ‘fruity’ vegetables and fish intake during childhood on wheeze and atopy respectively. The mothers of 460...

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Intake of apples and fish by women during pregnancy may reduce the risk of their children developing atopic conditions, according to the results of a longitudinal cohort study of nearly 2000 Dutch children. Mothers completed a...

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