You are viewing Allergic Living Canada | Switch to United States

Talking Allergies

* FAQ    * Search
* Login   * Register
It is currently Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:51 pm

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:33 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6455
Location: Ottawa
Quote:
About 12 million Americans are affected by food allergies. Officials with the NIAID released the pamphlet, “Food Allergy: An Overview,” to address questions about food allergies and assist patients in differentiating between food allergies and intolerance. This is an important distinction because more than half of patients who self-report as having a “food allergy,” actually have intolerance. The pamphlet explains that there is a difference between the two conditions. With food allergy, there are no treatment options, other than food avoidance. With intolerance, although the food should be avoided, there are medications that can be taken to intervene with the response
http://www.pediatricsupersite.com/view.aspx?rid=80500

Pamphlet can be downloaded here:
www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/foodAllergy/Do ... llergy.pdf

_________________
Moderator
Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group