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Asthma risks

  • Children
  • Family history of asthma
  • Overweight
  • Low Birth Weights
  • Exposure to polluted air
  • Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
  • Food Allergy
  • Eczema
  • Smoker
  • psychological factors
  • Viral Infections
  • Urban
  • Adolescent Boys
  • Smoking in pregnancy
  • History of Allergies
  • Recurrent upper respiratory tract infection
  • Infant low birth weight (LBW) is when babies weigh less than five pounds, eight ounces at birth. LBW often occurs in babies who are born prematurely, before 37 weeks of gestation.
  • 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. Only a handful of foods, including milk, shellfish, and peanuts, are responsible for 90 percent of food allergies.
  • Eczema is a common skin condition caused by an overactive immune system. It is marked by itchy and inflamed patches of skin.
  • 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. The condition is called sialadenitis.
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