Ear infections and allergy – (06-26-00)

Ear infections and allergy

The relationship between ear infections and food allergy is a very important one, and should be evaluated in EVERY child with ear infections.

Allergy 55 (5), 435-441 The inflammatory response by eosinophils, neutrophils, and mast cells in the middle ear was distinctly different between atopic and nonatopic patients (P<0.001). This study provides evidence that eosinophils and mast cells, both essential to a Th–2 driven immune response, are present in the majority of ears with chronic OME, and supports the hypothesis that middle–ear mucosa, like that of the rest of the upper respiratory tract, is capable of an allergic response.

James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.