the pill & allergies

July 2003
Good Medicine (Australian Consolidated Press);Jul2003, p16
Reveals that children whose mothers take the pill are most likely to suffer from eczema and asthma according to a study carried out at the Institute of Epidemiology in East Germany. Rate of allergy among those whose mothers used oral contraceptives before they became pregnant; Risk of asthma.


Related Articles

  • BEAT THE schoolyard nasties.  // Woman's Day (Australia Edition);2/1/2010, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p62 

    The article discusses allergies or illnesses in school children. Head lice spread very fast, so it is important to keep children out of school while they have them. One should notify the school about the child's allergies or illness as early as possible, and provide the school with a written...

  • the allergy epidemic. Neifert, Marianne // Baby Talk;Nov2004, Vol. 69 Issue 9, p44 

    Provides information on allergies in children. Food allergies; Eczema; Asthma.

  • Prevalence and risk factors of childhood allergic diseases in eight metropolitan cities in China: A multicenter study. Fei Li; Yingchun Zhou; Shenghui Li; Fan Jiang; Xingming Jin; Chonghuai Yan; Ying Tian; Yiwen Zhang; Shilu Tong; Xiaoming Shen // BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p437 

    Background: Several studies conducted during the past two decades suggested increasing trend of childhood allergic diseases in China. However, few studies have provided detailed description of geographic variation and explored risk factors of these diseases. This study investigated the pattern...

  • Childhood eczema increases the likelihood of asthma. Stephenson, Michelle // Infectious Diseases in Children;Sep2008, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p30 

    The article discusses research being done on childhood eczema. It references a study by J. A. Burgess et al, published in an issue of the "Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology." According to the researchers, the effect of childhood eczema on asthma risk persists well past childhood and...

  • Maternal OC use associated with allergy in offspring.  // Reactions Weekly;1/29/2005, Issue 1036, p3 

    Presents the results of a study on the effect of oral contraceptives intake before pregnancy on asthma development in offsprings in Jamaica. Background on another study which determined the causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity; Relationship between maternal complications during pregnancy...

  • Infant eczema often has a food trigger. Ameratunga, Rohan; Fitzharris, Penny // New Zealand Doctor;7/27/2005, p18 

    Examines the association between eczema and food allergy in young children. Possible implication of the complexity of contributing factors in eczema for the role of food allergy as a contributor by some involved in eczema care; Immediate symptoms of oral allergy syndrome; Allergens triggering...

  • Do boys do the atopic march while girls dawdle?  // Current Medical Literature: Respiratory Medicine;2008, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p74 

    The article discusses research being done on the influence of infantile eczema on the development of subsequent atopic asthma. It references a study by A. J. Lower et a, which appeared in a 2008 issue of the "Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology." Infantile eczema was determined to be a...

  • DT Extra: Eczema and asthma.  // Dermatology Times;Jul2008, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p36 

    The article reports on the result of the research on eczema and asthma in children in the U.S. It states that boys who develop eczema in their first two years of life are more likely to get asthma unlike girls. The research found that boys with eczema had 2.45 times greater risk of developing...

  • Chapter 11: Environment‐related health – focus on children. Thuvander, Ann; Victorin, Katarina // Scandinavian Journal of Public Health;Jun2006 Supplement 67, Vol. 34 Issue s67, p247 

    The article discusses the environmental-related health of children in Sweden. Swedish children are generally good, although asthma and allergy are a considerable problem. Parents' smoking leads to more than 500 cases of acute lower-airway diseases per year. Ambient air pollutants increase the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics