Asthma risks

  • Children
  • Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
  • Exposure to polluted air
  • Low Birth Weights
  • Overweight
  • Family history of asthma
  • Food Allergy
  • Eczema
  • psychological factors
  • Smoker
  • Viral Infections
  • Smoking in pregnancy
  • Adolescent Boys
  • Urban
  • History of Allergies
  • Recurrent upper respiratory tract infection
  • Infant low birth weight (LBW) happens when babies weigh less than 5 pounds and 8 ounces at birth. LBW often occurs in babies who are born prematurely, before 37 weeks of gestation. It's also common in multiple birth situations, such as cases of...

  • Food allergies are overblown responses by the immune system to foods that aren't typically harmful - like eggs and peanuts. Continue reading and learn more about food allergies, and how to prevent or treat severe allergic reactions.
  • Certain foods can cause some people to have allergic reactions. A handful of foods are responsible for 90 percent of food allergies. Learn more.
  • Eczema is characterized by itchy, dry, rough, flakey, inflamed, and irritated skin. It can flare up, subside, and then flare up again.
  • Common colds and influenza are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Shared symptoms include headache, cough, sore throat, and more.
  • A salivary gland infection occurs when a bacterial or viral infection affects your salivary gland or duct. We explain this condition called sialadenitis.
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