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Therapeutic measures for prevention of allergic rhinitis/asthma development.

Abstract

The development of asthma and allergic disease involves not only genetic factors but environmental influences as well. Preventative measures many involve changes in breastfeeding, diet, environmental exposure, medications, and vaccination methods. Breastfeeding is recommended during the first 4-6 months of life. Probiotics should be consumed by mothers during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Solid foods should not be introduced to high-risk infants until four months of age. Consumption of dairy products should be delayed until 1 year, eggs until 2 years, and peanuts, nuts, and fish until 3 years of age. Exposure to tobacco smoke should be avoided by the expectant mother and by the child after birth. Ample evidence suggests that dust-mite avoidance should be performed. Diets rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids should be encouraged. No current recommended changes in vaccination practices have been proposed. Because allergy and asthma is a multifactorial process with both complex genetic and environmental components, it is mlikely that a single intervention will have a significant impact on their prevalence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Allergy and Immunology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, USA. allergy@aol.com

Source

MeSH

Air Pollutants
Asthma
Environmental Exposure
Food Hypersensitivity
Humans
Prevalence
Primary Prevention
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
Risk Factors

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15055555

Citation

Stanaland, Brett E.. "Therapeutic Measures for Prevention of Allergic Rhinitis/asthma Development." Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, vol. 25, no. 1, 2004, pp. 11-5.
Stanaland BE. Therapeutic measures for prevention of allergic rhinitis/asthma development. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2004;25(1):11-5.
Stanaland, B. E. (2004). Therapeutic measures for prevention of allergic rhinitis/asthma development. Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, 25(1), pp. 11-5.
Stanaland BE. Therapeutic Measures for Prevention of Allergic Rhinitis/asthma Development. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2004;25(1):11-5. PubMed PMID: 15055555.
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