Navigation Links
Allergic to Kisses?

When John Ilhan tenderly kissed his 2-year-old daughter, Jaida it almost proved fatal to her. Almost as soon as he kissed Jaida, he noticed that her face began to swell up. // Worried he started to fret about whether it was caused by something she ate or something she touched.

'We discovered that it was me,' he recalled. 'I ate some peanuts that morning, I gave her a kiss and her whole face came up … luckily for us it was from my kiss rather than her eating some nuts.' John Iihan took Jaida to the Royal Children's Hospital, where she was diagnosed with anaphylaxis which is a life-threatening allergic reaction brought on by food which in Jaida's case was peanuts.

Mr Ilhan, known in his business circles as ‘Crazy John’, was frightened by the experience into being a stricter parent. In addition it also prompted him to donate $1 million, through the newly established Ilhan Food Allergy Foundation, towards research to help find a cure for this condition that affects one in 5000 people.

Jaida, now five, was one of the fortunate ones. If she had eaten just a small handful of nuts it could well have spelt death for her. Children who have suffered that fate include Alex Baptist who died in a Melbourne kindergarten in 2004, possibly after coming into contact with peanuts. In 2002, NSW teenager Hamidur Rahman also suffered the same fate.

Waiting times to get into the Royal Children's Hospital's allergies clinic can be as long as 15 months. Health Minister Bronwyn Pike yesterday announced extra recurrent funding of $430,000, which the hospital hopes will help reduce waiting times.

The director of the hospital's allergy department, Associate Professor Mimi Tang, suggested that changes in the environment related to Western lifestyle had led to more allergic disorders. She also added that, while anaphylaxis affected the respiratory and cardiovascular systems and was potentially life-threatening, most people did not die from it.

Often the symptoms of an allergic reaction include development of hives, swelling of the lips and eyes, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps and vomiting. Severe cases may also show serious coughing, difficulty with breathing and a sharp reduction in blood pressure.

Primary treatment often is with adrenalin, which opens the airways, helps breathing and raises the blood pressure to prevent the child from collapsing.

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Diet Can Influence Allergic Skin Reactions
2. New Treatment For People Allergic To Cats
3. Red Color Causes The Allergic Reaction To Strawberries
4. New Insight Gained For Allergic Reactions
5. Anthroposophical Lifestyle Reduces Risk Of Allergic Disease In Children
6. Allergic reaction to DTaP vaccine persists in children
7. Number of Allergic Anaphylaxis Episodes Are Far More Than Those Recorded
8. Eye Drug Macugen Shows Allergic Reactions
9. Preventive Measures Proved Ineffective in Allergic Children
10. New Cooperative Research Center for Allergic Disease
11. Allergic Symptoms on the Rise in Britain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical associate ... primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought together ... equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event was ... of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here . ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published ... all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The ... demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, ... to meet the highest standard. , These products are also: Gluten Free, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Dr. Parsa Mohebi, ... a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal section, ... hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). , Dr. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... SAN DIEGO , Sept. 22, 2017 ... ll medical device is now successfully helping those with ... Union. Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in ... getting dressed and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep ... body in painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... --  ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in cloud-based revenue ... been ranked #1 by its users for the seventh consecutive ... Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end revenue cycle ... over 200 beds and holds one of the longest #1 ... ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... , Sept. 18, 2017 ... fields of bioinformatics and immune engineering, today ... protective avian influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... related to seasonal influenza and presents a ... on prior exposure to be effective. Using ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: