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Off to Canadian University with Allergies, Celiac

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.

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12 Ways to Reclaim Spring from Allergies

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.

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Under-the-Tongue Drops for Grass Allergy

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 […]

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Co-Workers and Your Allergies

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. […]

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Non-Allergic Cat: Soon A Pet To Get

There’s a race on to be the first with a sneeze-free cat.

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Fast Facts About Multiple Food Allergies

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 […]

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Trailblazing Kids Desensitize to Dairy Allergy

From the Allergic Living archives. First published in the magazine in 2009. 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. […]

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Anaphylaxis Blood Test Close

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 […]

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Pet Allergies: A Gander at Dander

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 […]

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Trees that Make You Sneeze

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 […]

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