Called the iTube, a prototype device succeeds in accurately testing food for peanut allergen. Next up? Testing other allergens and gluten.
For food-allergic kids, Valentine’s can feel like a minefield of forbidden chocolate. But now they can get their hearts into the day too – with Allergic Living’s creative crafts. Is Valentine’s Day is all about chocolates and candy? No! Valentine’s Day is about expressing your affection for others. What better way that to create something [...]
See also version in French below. We are interested in hearing from you about current school/daycare policies and practices in Quebec to protect children who have asthma and/or food and other allergies which can be life-threatening. We would also like to know how you feel about your child’s situation, for example, how supportive his/her school [...]
A new, multi-center study shows significant improvement in allergen tolerance following a long course of under-the-tongue allergy drops.
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 [...]
Glycoproteins, which have similarities to big allergens like latex, ragweed and kiwi, may be the key culprit behind wine allergies.
Exposure to high levels of a chemical used in chlorinating water may increase the risk of food allergy.
Update January 2013: Many Allergic Living readers expressed concern about the death in prison of Michael Saffioti, a Washington State man with severe dairy allergy and asthma. In early January, the Snohomish County Prosecutor made the decision not to lay any charges, based on a 400-page report compiled by the County Sherriff’s Office. The report [...]