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Leslie Hancock always thought she was allergic to penicillin. She was told that, at a young age, she had reacted to the antibiotic. “I was always told: ‘Do not take penicillin, it could kill you.” So I always put ‘penicillin-allergic’ on my medical charts.” She avoided it her entire life and, plagued with sinus infections, her doctors had to resort to […]
How to tell an allergy from a side effect, the big offenders, the types of medication reactions, and what to do if you’re busting out in hives. First published in Allergic Living magazine. Click here to subscribe. It was a string of bad luck. First, Julie Sane’s house was destroyed in a fire and her family was forced […]
Originally published in Allergic Living’s Spring 2016 magazine; to subscribe click here. For the related U.S. article, click here. While school field trips have the potential for unwanted exposures, they are an important part of your child’s education, and worth the extra planning required. The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology’s national guidelines, called “Anaphylaxis in Schools and Other Settings,” recommend […]
School outings are rewarding, but allergy hazards can lurk in unfamiliar terrain. Allergic Living explores the right way to sidestep perils beyond the classroom comfort zone. First published in the Spring 2016 magazine; to subscribe click here. When 8-year-old Nate visited a local historical site with his class in the Cleveland area last year, it was meant to be an eye-opening chance to travel back […]
First published in Allergic Living’s Spring 2016 magazine with our “Field Trips and Food Allergies” feature. For Canadian school tips, click here. While field trips have the potential for danger, they are an important part of your child’s education, and worth the effort. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies In Schools and Early Care and Education […]
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force made an effort to develop recommendations for celiac screening.