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Living away at university can be daunting for special-diet students. But the good news is – from custom meals and free-from stations to accommodating dorms – campuses are starting to get with the allergy-friendly program.
We know: you think of spring as a beauty to behold from behind glass – because of all that pollen in the air. But let Allergic Living show you how to do spring better, how to feel great and seize this glorious season.
From the Summer 2011 edition of Allergic Living magazine. Spring and early summer present a constant dilemma for people allergic to grass. It’s a choice between dodging pollen behind tightly sealed windows, or engaging in a battle with the blades, hoping antihistamines, nasal sprays and eye drops will keep the worst of the symptoms at […]
For adults with allergies, the workplace presents a whole set of challenges when it comes to educating co-workers and employers. But the fact remains: you have the right to a safe environment. Here are some tips on how to deal with common issues like the business lunch and the unsympathetic colleague. Coping with Colleagues Q. […]
According to Dr. Scott Sicherer at New York’s Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, having one food allergy can put you at a higher risk for reaction to other foods. A person may be generally predisposed to have food allergy and be allergic to multiple, unrelated common allergens such as peanut, egg and milk. Or, a person […]
In May 2008, kindergarten pupil Ethan Johnston had a frightening anaphylactic reaction to yogurt when a dribble of a classmate’s snack splashed onto his lunch. Yet, incredibly, these days, Ethan drinks a milkshake every evening before bedtime at his home in Camrose, Alberta. How can this be? The 7-year-old, who still doesn’t even like the […]
Allergists are hopeful, but cautious, after a new Toronto-led study suggests we may soon have a test to predict who among the allergic is at most risk for a serious reaction, known as anaphylaxis. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine in January, the study showed levels in the blood of a chemical called platelet-activating […]
The doctor’s advice sounds clear enough – if pets make you wheeze and sneeze, stay away. But anyone with animal allergies knows life isn’t always so simple. Some people whose eyes are aflame after five minutes near a collie can live with a poodle without ever cracking a tissue box. Others find that regularly bathing […]
Allergic Living’s handy region-by-region field guide to Canada. For the U.S. field guide, see America’s Trees of Allergies. WE CAN blame the deciduous trees’ attempts at procreation for our watery, red-eyed snuffling and other springtime rhinitis symptoms. Catkins, which often appear as elaborate cones or buds, are a tree’s reproductive organs, and they bloom before […]