Early protective and risk factors for allergic rhinitis at age 4½ yr.
Bottom Line: The risk was reduced with fish introduction before 9 months (0.49; 0.29-0.82).In conclusion, we found that previous and present allergic disease, heredity and male gender increased the risk of allergic rhinitis at 4½ yr of age.The introduction of fish before the age of 9 months reduced the risk.
Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden Paediatric Outpatient Clinic, Central Infant Welfare Unit, Mölndal, Sweden. email@example.comShow MeSH
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Mentions: Of the 246 infants with current allergic rhinitis, 68% were boys and 81% had a positive parental history of allergy or asthma. Seventy-three per cent reported only pollen as a trigger factor, 13% reported that symptoms were triggered by furry animals and 14% by both furry animals and pollen (Fig. 1). Among those who reported pollen as a trigger factor, 41% reported leafing, 21% grass and 38% both as a trigger. Of the children with allergic rhinitis, 40% reported a positive allergy test.
Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden Paediatric Outpatient Clinic, Central Infant Welfare Unit, Mölndal, Sweden. firstname.lastname@example.org