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Accidental Allergy Exposure: From Fear to First Injection and Big Life Lessons

How a sister’s quick thinking saved the day.

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Nickel Allergy: A Rash on the Digital Age

Our embrace of wireless gadgets and modern medical implants is exposing us to nickel, the highly sensitizing metal, as never before.

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Save Your Marriage from Food Allergy Stress

Food allergy stress takes a toll on relationships.

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Family Food Feud: Relatives and Allergies

When relatives don’t “get” your allergies, it’s a recipe for quarrels and broken bonds.

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Nickel’s Nasty Prickle

How this lowly metal drives millions of North Americans into a frenzy of itching. SCRATCH, scratch, scratch. It’s a sticky summer evening and I’m absently rubbing some tiny red bumps under the clasp of my watch. Poison ivy, perhaps? I apply calamine lotion and think no more of it until I notice the same rash […]

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Caution, Relatives Ahead

From the Allergic Living archives. First published in 2006. IT WASN’T the high point of Christmas 2003. During an afternoon party for friends and family at her in-laws’ home, Linda Wagner of Regina made repeated efforts to keep some distance between her tree-nut allergic son, then 4 years old, and the gourmet nuts brought as […]

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