Health News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

  • Children with peanut allergy given small daily doses of peanut flour were able to build tolerance - potential "cure"?

  • You've heard about it in the news but this is the source: Successful oral tolerance induction in severe peanut allergy.

  • Serum interleukin-17 levels are related to clinical severity in allergic rhinitis

  • Vitamin B12 Useful for Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS), RAS affects 25% in the general population

  • in RAS, 74% of patients treated with sublingual vitamin B12 were aphthous ulcer-free compared with 32% with placebo

  • Ustekinumab (anti-IL12, IL 23) reduced symptoms of psoriatic arthritis and psoriatic skin lesions, well tolerated

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1 comment:

  1. Anectodal, but I did this with my egg allergy as a kid. I would have sweats or candy bar with egg in low amounts all the time (as well as fish and some things with peanut residue).

    Fifteen years later, eggs and fish will only bother me in very high amounts. Peanut allergy is still there, though not as severe.

    None of these were every so severe as to cause airway problems, though...mainly very bad itching and hives.