Allergy Patch Test: Children Tend To React To Different Allergens Than Adults

31 October of 2008

Adults and children who are referred for patch testing of allergens appear equally likely to have allergic contact dermatitis, although they tend to react to different allergens, according to a new report.

Skin reactions to allergens are common among children, according to background information in the article. They can occur both on areas of the skin that come in direct contact with an allergen (contact dermatitis) and on areas that aren’t directly affected (atopic dermatitis). Children suspected of contact dermatitis are often referred for patch testing, in which skin is exposed to various allergens affixed to a plaster tape to identify which cause a reaction. (more…)

Living With Mold Allergies

17 October of 2008

mold allergiesMold allergies are a major health problem that affects many different people. These individuals come from all types of age and race groups. Mold does not differentiate between age or race but some individuals are stronger and able to tolerate mold better. During the last 15 years, we have clients from all age groups and races. We find that the elderly seem to suffer more than someone younger. I would suspect lack of education concerning mold and not the age factor. Once individuals become educated, the understanding of the environment is more important than before. It could also be a monetary factor also, due to a fixed income. (more…)

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