Allergy, Asthma, Immunology of Delaware
Nasheds, PA          Maher Nashed MD

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Asthma

Farm Milk and Asthma

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Do you know? Drinking farm milk can decrease your chance of having asthma and Allergy. Jaci, vol133,2/2014.
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Do you know that early treatment of allergic individuals with immunotherapy may aid in asthma prevention.

Asthma Prevention

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Cars exhaust effect on pregnancy.
 Diesel exhaust particle exposure during pregnancy promotes development of asthma and allergy (atopy)
JACCI VOL 134,7/2014, P 73

Car Exhaust and Asthma

That contact with Farm Animals may explain Lower Asthma Risk in Amish?
As pointed out by Chatila in an insightful editorial, the question of when and how often exposure to farm dust might be needed to protect children remains to be determined. 
C.D. 
Stein MM, Hrusch CL, Gozdz CL, et al: Innate immunity and asthma risk in Amish and Hutterite farm children.
N Engl J Med, 2016, 375:411-421

Farm Animals and Asthma

​Acid-suppressive medications during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma and allergy in children
Acid-suppressive medications, such as H2-receptor antagonists (H2RA) and proton pump inhibitors (PPI), are the main treatment options for dyspepsia and gastroesophageal reflux disease. These are common problems in pregnancy.1 Recently, concerns have been raised that prenatal exposure to these medications may increase the risk of allergic disease in the offspring.1 Dehlink et al1 were the first to report these associations, proposing that use of acid-suppressive medications in pregnancy may increase the risk of allergic disease in the offspring through interference with maternal digestion of labile antigens, thereby increasing the amount of allergen to which the fetus is exposed.
Acid-suppressive medications during pregnancy and risk of asthma and allergy in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Rebecca E. Devine, MPH., 
Nicola McCleary, PhD. Aziz Sheikh, MD. Bright I. Nwaru, PhD Email the author PhD Bright I. Nwaru. [Article has an altmetric score of 570]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2016.09.046

Antacids and Asthma

Respiratory (lung) function in obese children without asthma
improved by reduction of body weight and fat.
Obesity (increased bone mass index) is associated with increase allergy marker (IgE) and may contribute to allergy / Asthma in adults.

Obesity and Asthma

Dog ownership is associated with increased odds (chance) of uncontrolled asthma.
Parental history of allergy was significantly associated with dog ownership as well as with asthma control.

Dog ownership and asthma control.

Professional cleaning workers exposure causes inflammation in the airways of asymptomatic workers (Workers who have no symptoms or problems)

Professional cleaners and Asthma