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Nut Allergy and the Nail Salon

A quick manicure at your local nail salon or spa can be a relaxing pick-me-up, but don’t get too lulled by the pampering. Many manicurists massage conditioning oil into your hands to moisturize your cuticles and nails. A common ingredient in cuticle softener? Sweet almond oil. According to South Carolina-based salon owner Rosanne Kinley, who’s […]

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Peanut Vaccine on the Horizon

As the growing ranks of the food-allergic know all too well, the only treatment for food allergies is strict avoidance of your allergens. But researchers are toiling in labs around the globe to develop therapies with the goal of desensitizing the allergic. New research out of Australia holds great promise. A study team announced in […]

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Q&A: Is There A ‘Safe Level’ for Peanut in Foods?

Allergic Living magazine is closely following scientific investigations of whether it’s possible to identify a “safe level” of peanut in manufactured foods. Editor Gwen Smith wrote a feature article on this controversial topic in the Winter 11-12 issue of the magazine. Following are some key points from her interview with lead investigators Dr. Steve Taylor […]

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Happy Summer Camper – with Allergies

“Mom, everyone is going. I really want to go,” my daughter pleaded with me one spring afternoon. The event? A one-week Girl Scout-sponsored day camp – or as I referred to it, “Girl Scout Nirvana.” For many kids, mine included, the prospect of summer camp is the very axis on which the Girl Scout year […]

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High Hopes for the Peanut Patch

A new study raises hopes for skin patches that would desensitize those with peanut or milk allergy.

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Pickets for Peanuts?

On March 9, 2011, parents of children enrolled at Edgewater Public School near Daytona Beach, Florida, called the media and staged a protest, angry that an allergy-management plan implemented by the school board to keep a 6-year-old peanut-allergic girl safe could take away from their children’s learning time – and that the child should stay […]

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Transplant Transfers Allergy

Soon after receiving a double lung transplant, a Toronto woman had four anaphylactic reactions. Turns out the donor had a peanut allergy.

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Nut Allergic Boy Has Close Call

A 7-year-old nut allergic boy suffered two heart attacks and one respiratory arrest after eating chocolate from a substitute teacher.

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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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