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Avoid face irritation, acne while wearing masks - April 30, 2020

Wearing a non-medical grade face mask is an important way to keep COVID-19 from spreading, but the mask can cause skin irritation and acne breakouts.

Allergies versus COVID-19 - March 20, 2020

Because the COVID-19 outbreak overlaps with allergy season, it can be difficult to determine if you are getting sick or just experiencing seasonal allergies.

Don’t get lassoed by allergies and germs this rodeo season - Feb. 24 2020

Experts at Baylor College of Medicine have tips to help folks stay healthy and enjoy their favorite rodeo activities.

Spread love, not allergies, this Valentine’s Day - Nov. 6, 2020

As your search begins for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, remember that some of the most popular gifts can cause allergic reactions.

How to have an allergy-friendly Thanksgiving - Nov. 14, 2019

Thanksgiving can be a challenge for individuals with a food allergy. An allergy expert offers advice on how to accommodate food allergies so everyone can have a safe holiday season.

Fall fronts may bring mix of allergy triggers - Oct. 16, 2019

The cooler temperatures may be sending you outdoors, but it could also be the cause of your seasonal allergies. An expert at the Baylor College of Medicine warns that storms that send in cold fronts can also stir allergens from the spring and summer.

Study highlights triggers of anaphylaxis in infants, children - June 12, 2019

A new study by clinical researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital offers insight on the primary triggers and management of childhood anaphylaxis.

Study shows new triggers of rare food allergy in infants - April 10, 2019

A study led by the section of immunology, allergy and rheumatology in the Department of Pediatrics researches an uncommon food allergy known as ‘food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome’ (FPIES) that occurs mostly in infants.

The best way to treat seasonal allergies this spring - March 25, 2019

Spring welcomes warm weather and sun, but it also is the height of allergy season. Dr. Sanjiv Sur explains the importance of managing seasonal allergy symptoms and the best methods to combat them this year.

Fungi cause brain infection and memory impairment in mice - Jan. 4, 2019

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has developed a mouse model to study the short-term consequences of fungal infection in the brain.

How to recognize an allergic reaction to artificial nails -July 17, 2018

A trip to the nail salon is meant to be a special experience, but it can turn negative when getting your nails done causes an allergic reaction or irritation that may even affect more than the skin around your fingers.

Asthma might be over diagnosed in children born with HIV - Oct. 5, 2017

Researchers have reassessed the clinical diagnosis of asthma in children born with HIV and found that asthma seems to be overdiagnosed in these patients.

The difference between food allergy and food intolerance - Sept. 26, 2017

Dr. Carla Davis explains the important differences between a food allergy and a food intolerance.

Hurricane Harvey's impact on allergy sufferers  - Sept. 18, 2017

One of the most common post-Hurricane Harvey health issues that people are facing are worsening allergies, and there are numerous reasons for this, according to Dr. David Corry,

Don’t give mom something to sneeze about this Mother’s Day - May 8, 2017

If your mom suffers from allergies, be sure to select her Mother’s Day flowers carefully this year with these tips.

Knee cracking, popping could be early sign of osteoarthritis - May 4, 2017

A new study says cracking and popping sounds in the knee might be early predictors of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.

Don’t let springtime sinus infections bring you down - March 29, 2017

Warm weather and blooming flowers can mean sinus infections for allergy sufferers. Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Mas Takashima shares ways to manage symptoms and find relief.

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