You are viewing Allergic Living United States | Switch to Canada
Allergies, Asthma & Gluten-free

SIGN UP For Our Free e-Newsletter

Submit
Click To See Past Newsletters
Chickpeas

Will a Peanut-Allergic Child Also React to Chickpeas?

Q. My younger child is allergic to peanuts and our family doctor recently said he should be avoid chickpeas (which he hasn’t tried) as well. She says there’s a high risk of reaction in peanut-allergic kids. Is this true?

Posted in Peanut & Tree Nut | Tagged | Leave a comment
Smears on a Football

Is Residue on a Football a Risk for Nut Allergies?

Q: My son goes to high school this fall and wants to try out for the football team. He has peanut and nut allergies, so is there a risk of him coming in contact with nut residue on the ball? Other boys will eat products containing these foods.

Posted in Peanut & Tree Nut | Tagged | Leave a comment

Surprising Survey on School Nut Strategies

Parents whose children do not have food allergies are more likely to support school-wide food restrictions

Posted in Peanut & Tree Nut | Tagged | Leave a comment

American Idol’s Peanut Allergy Gaffe

American Idol lets singer speak of pranking a peanut-allergic fellow contestant – as a “joke”.

Posted in Peanut & Tree Nut | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

School Aide Suspended due to Alarming Allergy Incident

A school aide at Holiday Hill Elementary in Jacksonville, Florida was suspended for an in-class reaction

Posted in Peanut & Tree Nut | Tagged , | Leave a comment

How Many Peanuts A Day to Keep Allergy Away?

Two studies focused on peanut OIT have found possible answers to key research questions.

Posted in Peanut & Tree Nut | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peanut Policies at School: What’s Working Best

A new study finds peanut-free schools may be using epinephrine five times more often than schools without a peanut policy.

Posted in Peanut & Tree Nut | Tagged , | Leave a comment

First Long-Term Study of Peanut Therapy Shows Lasting Protection

A new study has proven for the first time that oral immunotherapy for peanut can provide lasting beneficial results.

Posted in Peanut & Tree Nut | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

High Success Rate in Peanut OIT Study

After six months of treatment, more than 80 percent of the children taking the therapy were able to eat at least five peanuts a day

Posted in Peanut & Tree Nut | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Family Criticizes Airline Crew’s Response to In-flight Reaction

A Massachusetts couple says an airline crew acted cavalierly when their nut-allergic daughter began to suffer an anaphylactic reaction on a flight

Posted in Peanut & Tree Nut | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment