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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

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 sheepdog 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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Oral Allergy Syndrome: Why do Pollens and Foods Cross-React?

Itchy mouth after fruits, vegetables? Learn all about oral allergy syndrome.

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Suitcase Study: Visiting Disney

The kids cry out for a winter reprieve to the sun and sights at Disney. But is the sojourn safe for families of kids with multiple allergies?

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Multiple Food Allergies Are on the Rise

From the Allergic Living archives. First published in the magazine in 2007. It was a week so harrowing that Michelle Wilson can have trouble remembering which child reacted first. For the 29-year-old mother from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, the anxiety began on the first birthday for younger daughter Paige. The family was celebrating over ice cream […]

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Allergies at Work: How to Stay Safe and Happy

It was the afternoon of Rob Kania’s first day on the job at a marketing firm. Everyone was gathered for a celebration of a colleague’s birthday. The person being feted started handing out slices of cake. Kania said “no thanks” to a piece, and his new colleague looked taken aback. Her look said: “Who is […]

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