Making asthma, allergies easier to cope with

Odessa American

By Ruth Campbell


Millions of Americans — children and adults — suffer from allergies and there are more now than ever before.

Dr. Kevin Benson, who has been at the Medical Center Hospital Family Health Clinic since October, said there is a crossover among asthma, allergies and eczema. “They call it the allergic triad. They all kind of go together.

“They’re all autoimmune, so if you’re affected by one, you’re often affected by the others,” said Benson, who is board certified in pediatrics.

In general, Benson said, physicians are seeing more autoimmune illnesses and food allergies than ever, but no explanation has been ...

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