Food Allergy Anaphylaxis and Asthma Stinging Insects Asthma Q. What is a food allergy? A. A food allergy occurs when a person with an inherited tendency to allergy fails to develop a normal tolerance to usually harmless proteins, such as those found in peanut or milk. Instead, that person’s immune system identifies this food as […]
What constitutes a “severe” allergic reaction? How does epinephrine actually work? Can you use an expired auto-injector in an emergency? Allergic Living asked Dr. Phil Lieberman, clinical professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine (and father and grandfather to food-allergic children), for answers to nine food allergy questions you’ve […]
Health Canada has finally released the findings of its public consultation about “may contain” allergen and gluten warnings.
A study published the summer of 2011 finds that 8 percent of American children under the age of 18 have one or more food allergies. That means 5.9 million kids across the U.S. are at risk food-allergic reactions. That 8 percent finding is considerably higher than previously known. Earlier prevalence estimates that have found the […]
Name: Ted Leonsis Job: NBA and NHL team owner, film maker, philanthropist; former Internet executive Allergic to: Peanuts, tree nuts, dust, mold, pollen, pets and more From hanging out with movie stars to schmoozing with international royalty, Ted Leonsis enjoys a pretty glamorous lifestyle. Still, days spent on planes, film sets, galas and sports arenas […]
All kids hate to feel different and just want to fit in. So imagine how your allergic student feels when his teacher wants to give out treats during an activity, celebration or party, but has nothing for the child with allergies. Indie Candy to the rescue! The Alabama-based company, which ships to the U.S. and […]
In an effort to take the focus off of food and take the fear out of Halloween, my local anaphylaxis support group has organized food-free Halloween parties for the past few years. Yup, you read that right. A Halloween party with no food at all. And what’s more, this is a big hit with the […]
“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 […]
Almost 6 million U.S. children under the age of 18 have food allergies, says a new study. Peanuts, milk and shellfish are found to be the most common culprits.