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FOOD ALLERGY

The Peanut & Tree Nut Allergy Section

What’s New: Hot Peanut Allergy Research

Peanut allergies are severe, often affecting children, and are increasing in prevalence. It’s no wonder researchers around the globe are looking at new, inventive ideas for how to “cure” them, or at the very least, how to allow those with peanut allergies to tolerate at least a small amount of this legume’s protein.

The Scoop On: Peanut and Nut Oils

Oils generally come in two kinds: refined and unrefined.

Ask the Allergist: About Peanut Smell

Can I react to the smell of peanut? Dr. Antony Ham Pong answers.

Managing Peanut Allergy

The only current treatment for this allergy is to avoid all traces of peanuts and peanut butter or other peanut-containing products. If your allergic child (or you) eats peanut with a known allergy, the drug epinephrine (adrenaline) will be needed to halt the reaction.

Dating with Allergies

When dating, you have to be upfront about what you can and cannot eat. Not to mention what your partner can’t have. Afterall, even a kiss can go very wrong.

Flying Tips for the Food-Allergic

If you have food allergies, here are some steps you can take to minimize your risk (or your child’s) aboard an airplane.

Caution, Relatives Ahead

It’s a frustrating problem for parents with allergic children: sometimes family members just don’t grasp what food allergy is and how serious a reaction could be. When they don’t get your child’s allergy, it’s a recipe for a family feud.

The Peanut/Nut Allergy Handout

FAQs answered by Dr. Antony Ham Pong.

 

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