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Food Challenges When Outgrowing Milk and Egg Allergies

Q: My severely allergic child passed a baked egg and milk challenge in the allergist’s office. We are starting to introduce foods with baked allergens, like muffins and bread. I’m optimistic but nervous. Do you find many children in our son’s situation returning with reports of reactions or even anaphylaxis? And, if he continues to […]

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A Fatal Night Out – as New EU Allergy Rules Take Effect

Shahida Shahid, 18, informed restaurant staff of her severe food allergies and they assured her that her meal was safe.

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Estrogen Found to Increase Severity of Allergic Reactions

Scientists warn that allergic women should take extra precautions when their estrogen levels are high, such as right before menstruation.

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2 Young Men Succumb to Fatal Allergic Reactions

Chandler Swink injected epinephrine and then drove himself to the hospital.

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What to Do If You Have a Reaction When Home Alone

Q: I’m a single mom and my teenager with multiple food allergies is alone in our apartment before I get home from work (about 6 p.m.). Any suggestions for what she should do if she finds herself having a reaction while on her own? Dr. Sharma:  Putting a plan in place for managing anaphylaxis is critical in all settings, and is especially important […]

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Easing the Stress of Teen Food Allergies

Allergy expert Jan Hanson shares how parents and teens can work together to ease the stress of allergies.

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Disney to Place ‘Stock’ Auto-Injectors at Its Parks and on Cruises

EpiPens will be placed at Disney parks, resorts and cruises for emergency use.

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Parents Grieve after Son, 7, Dies of Food Allergy, Asthma Attack

A NY City father is searching for answers after his 7-year-old son, suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction & asthma attack following Halloween festivities.

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A Force of Nature for Safe Travel with Allergies

When a United Airlines flight crew said they wouldn’t make an announcement to passengers that Lianne Mandelbaum’s son, Joshua, would be flying on board with a peanut allergy, they didn’t know who they were messing with. The angered mother found another way home and soon launched a petition on the website Care2 urging airlines to […]

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My Child is Afraid of Using The Auto-Injector, What Can I do?

Q: My child is afraid of the auto-injector. What can I do? Dr. Pistiner: I’ve met kids whose eyes widen and  tears well up at the mere mention of an auto-injector. This is a very real issue that comes up for some children. We should all keep in mind that sometimes the unknown can be scarier […]

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