Because of the city’s sunny, dry springs, Buffalonians are no strangers to allergies today. No one likes to spend the few warm months we have running to the box of tissues. However, if you do suffer from allergies, you’ll be happy to hear that according to recent research, your hay fever might actually be preventing you from developing cancer.

What’s the Link Between Toxins & Allergies Today?

 

The “Toxin Hypothesis” states that the rise in allergies today is a direct result of the increase in levels of pollution. There is a reason to believe that allergies have become significantly more prevalent since the onset of the Industrial Revolution and so many scientists have come to theorize that there is a connection between the toxins in the environment and the development of allergies. As it stands, scientists still don’t know exactly what allergies are or what exactly causes them, but the Toxin Hypothesis is one of the more plausible explanations.

What’s the Link Between Immunoglobulin E & Allergies Today?

Scientists originally believed that Immunoglobulin E protected the body from parasites. However, they’ve since found out that the body can fight off parasites without the help of this peculiar antibody. A new study conducted by Imperial College London states that Immunoglobulin E, IgE, may protect the body against toxins and dangerous UV radiation.

The group of scientists found that whenever the skin is exposed to harmful chemicals, IgE travels to the site and prevents the cells from becoming cancerous. However, it may also accumulate at the surface of the skin if the body is exposed to a potentially dangerous substance, i.e. an allergen. While the allergen may not actually be toxic, your body is responding as if it were potentially carcinogenic.

What Does This Research Mean for Patients?

Patients suffering from allergies today have numerous treatment options: from over-the-counter drugs to nasal sprays to immunotherapy, there’s no end to forms of relief. However, this promising study opens up several new channels to explore. Not only does it support the Toxin Hypothesis, but it also points to potential treatments for skin cancer.

Toy Drive

Our office is so happy to be doing a toy drive for kids who are residing at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
The holidays can be especially hard for kids who are sick and not able to be home with their families. “Partners like you are critical. The kids range from infants to teens and with your efforts we can being a smile to the children who are here during the holidays” said a spokeswoman from the hospital.
Kindly bring an unwrapped gift for children of all ages. The hospital requests that we not bring blankets or stuffed toys for health reasons.

If You Notice These Signs, You Need a WNY Pediatric ENT Now

If you feel like there’s a layer of snot covering your children’s fingertips during most hours of the day, you’re not alone. Kids get sick all the time because they’re still building their immune system. However, you should know when to stir up a pot of chicken soup and when to bring your child in to see a WNY Pediatric ENT.

3 Things You Don’t Know About Amherst Allergy Care

If you’ve never suffered from seasonal allergies before, you may not know how your symptoms can take over your life. Thankfully, you’re in good hands. Amherst allergy care is some of the best care in Western New York, but you should know a few things going in. Here’s what you probably never knew about allergies:

3 Reasons You May Be Losing Your Voice

Sinus infections come with a whole host of aggravating symptoms, and if you’ve ever had an infection, you know how irritating it can be. Unfortunately, most sinus infections are viral, meaning that antibiotics won’t be effective. Thankfully, there are natural alternatives to treating sinus symptoms in Buffalo, NY that will have you back up on your feet in no time.

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