Boy, 7, allergic to winter breaks out in rash and violently vomits when cold – The News

Boy, 7, allergic to winter breaks out in rash and violently vomits when cold – The News

 A seven-year-old boy who is allergic to winter breaks out in a rash and violently vomits during the cold months  Tommy Leitch is so severely allergic to the cold that last winter he was hospitalised every month  His mum, Abigail McDonald, 26, explains that she can’t even wrap the schoolboy up in multiple layers to…

Kiwifruit for the Common Cold

Kiwifruit for the Common Cold

it is well known that deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals can lead to significant impairment of immune function and an increased susceptibility to infection which can be reversed by supplementation in deficient individuals however it is unclear to what extent supplementation may aid in maintaining an optimal balance within the immune system in adequately…

What is Your Snot Saying?

What is Your Snot Saying?

Whether it leaves us feeling stuffed up or sniffling, mucus can make us miserable. But despite being a little icky, phlegm gets a bad rap. This germ-fighting goo contains cells and compounds that help us power through a cold, and what turns up in our tissues can be a useful clue about the inner workings…

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema is a skin rash that’s particularly common among young children, but can last into adulthood. “Atopic” refers to an allergy, “derm” refers to the skin, and “itis” refers to inflammation. So atopic dermatitis describes skin inflammation that results from an allergy, more specifically, it happens when the immune system attacks…