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
Can alcohol make food reactions worse?

Does Alcohol Make Food Reactions Worse?

Q: I’m a university student with food allergies. I’ve heard that if you accidentally eat a food with your allergen while also drinking alcohol, your allergic reaction will be worse. Why would that happen?

Posted in Wheat, Meat and Other Allergies | Tagged | Leave a comment
label reading

How to Read a Label When You Have Food Allergies

The tricks to understanding package labels.

Posted in Food Allergy, Fruit and Vegetable Allergies, Milk and Egg Allergies, Peanut & Tree Nut, Seafood Allergies, Soy & Seed Allergies, Wheat, Meat and Other Allergies | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ask the Allergist: Idiopathic Anaphylaxis

Posted in Wheat, Meat and Other Allergies | Tagged | Leave a comment
Latex & bananas

Ask the Allergist: Latex and Bananas

Q. We’ve just learned that my daughter is allergic to latex. My doctor listed things she has to avoid now – like most balloons, BandAids, apples and bananas. I get balloons and bandages, but bananas? Can you clarify?

Posted in Wheat, Meat and Other Allergies | Tagged | Leave a comment

Virginia Kids Show High Level of Meat Allergy

A unique allergy to red meat, related to tick bites, has been found in a significant

Posted in Wheat, Meat and Other Allergies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment
71263935

What Causes Your Reaction to Alcohol?

Asthma. For some, even a sip or two of wine can make their airways tighten and inflamed – and a common trigger is sulfites, added to wines as a preservative. (Contrary to popular belief, white wines usually have more sulfites than reds.) Even the wines labeled “sulfite-free” usually contain small amounts of the substance because […]

Posted in Wheat, Meat and Other Allergies | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Scientist Discovers Big Clue in Wine Reactions

Glycoproteins, which have similarities to big allergens like latex, ragweed and kiwi, may be the key culprit behind wine allergies.

Posted in Wheat, Meat and Other Allergies | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Spice Allergy: On the Rise and Difficult to Spot

Allergies to spices are difficult to detect and on the rise, says allergist Sami Bahna.

Posted in Wheat, Meat and Other Allergies | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment
home-SS John Grisham

Profile: Author John Grisham’s Allergy Mystery

He’s known for his bestselling novels and the hit films they inspired: The Firm, A Time to Kill, The Pelican Brief, The Client, to name a few. His dashing protagonists unlock secrets, ferret out corruption, and bring culprits to justice. But 12 years ago author John Grisham found himself caught in his own personal thriller, […]

Posted in Wheat, Meat and Other Allergies | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments
451372135

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 […]

Posted in Wheat, Meat and Other Allergies | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment