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Food Allergy

Shea Butter Likely Safe

New study shows products containing the fat derived from the shea nut are probably safe to use by those with tree nut allergies.

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Peanut Vaccine Shows Promise

While use of allergy shots is common, researchers had previously found they were too dangerous to use in peanut allergy. Until now.

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U.S. Experts Release Food Allergy Guidelines

In December 2010, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released the first ever Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States. The guidelines, which outline the definition of food allergy as well as recommended diagnostic tests and treatment, were written for health care professional such as general […]

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Relatives Who Don’t ‘Get’ Food Allergies

In October 2010, Allergic Living sent out an e-mail asking readers to share their stories (both good and bad) of how close relatives dealt with food allergies or celiac disease. We were deluged with responses, several of which were included in our Winter 2011 cover article “Family Food Feud”. However, there were more intriguing stories […]

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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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U.S. Adopts New Allergy Guidelines

A key U.S. agency released the first-ever physician guidelines for the diagnosis and management of food allergies. The aim? Consistent care.

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Child Reacts to Recalled Product

A boy has a peanut allergy reaction after eating a Quaker granola bar that was supposed to be safe but wasn’t.

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Kardashian’s 911 Call for Son

Kourtney Kardashian got good advice in this 911 call that she made as her 11-month-old son began reacting to peanut butter.

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Hidden Other

Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Other Foods Corn: alcohol artificial flavorings and sweeteners (like aspartame and xylitol) baking powder confectioner’s sugar (corn starch) margarine Olestra/Olean cooking oil May contain corn (not always): acetic acid citric acid alpha tocopherol ascorbates ascorbic acid dextrose (also found in IV solutions in hospitals) fumaric acid gluconate glucose glycerol […]

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Hidden Sulphites

Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Sulphites alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer and cider vinegar and wine vinegar wine baked goods with dried fruits bottled lemon/lime juices canned/frozen fruits, vegetables cereal, cornmeal, cornstarch, crackers condiments: horseradish, ketchup, mustard, pickles, relish and sauerkraut dehydrated potatoes, and frozen French fries dried fruits and vegetables, e.g. apricots, raisins, sweet […]

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