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How to Take Control of a Horse Allergy

Q. My daughter loves horseback riding, but has developed an allergy to horses, which ranges from congestion and eye symptoms to even sometimes hives on her hands if she touches a horse. Is there any therapy that would help? Dr. Bassett: The conundrum is to have your daughter enjoy her pastime of riding and still […]

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AL_CA COVER SUM2016

Summer 2016 – Canadian Edition

To see the U.S. edition click here. Summer Menu: From zesty salads to frozen treats, our easy free-from recipes will leave plenty of patio time. Features: Road Trip Challenge – 1 car, 4 kids + 10 allergies; GF Brewmasters; All about EOE; How Olympian Aldo Montano contends with a dairy allergy. News: Latest LEAP study is prompting new allergy […]

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How Long Until Someone Starts to Feel Better After Food Allergy Anaphylaxis?

Q: I’m severely allergic to tree nuts and eggs and recently had a frightening anaphylactic reaction in which I had trouble breathing and became covered in hives. I used my auto-injector, had a second dose in the ambulance and required a third dose at the hospital.  My question: how long does it take for someone’s […]

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COVER

Spring 2016 – U.S. Edition

To see the Canadian edition click here. Field Trips & Allergies: It is possible for kids at risk of anaphylaxis to go safely on adventures beyond classrooms — here’s how. Features: 15 Big celiac questions with expert solutions; is peanut OIT ready?; the allergy-fighting garden & our spring allergy quiz. News: Wide risk-taking with food labels, […]

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AL_CA COVER SPR2016

Spring 2016 – Canadian Edition

To see the U.S. edition click here. Field Trips & Allergies: It is possible for kids at risk of anaphylaxis to go safely on adventures beyond classrooms — here’s how. Features: Big celiac questions with expert solutions; is peanut OIT ready?; the allergy-fighting garden & our spring allergy quiz. News: Wide risk-taking with food labels, small-dose OIT, […]

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JUNE-JULY 2012

Winter 2016 – U.S. Edition

To see the Canadian edition click here. Allergy Anxiety: Fear of food reactions is stressing out many kids and parents. Experts reveal how to tame the worry. Features: Asthma in the Winter: Our Guide to Gaining Control; Gluten & Our Meds; Off to Africa with Food Allergies and Life Hacks for 2016. News: Auvi-Q recall, peanut patch findings, […]

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JUNE-JULY 2012

Winter 2016 – Canadian Edition

To see the U.S. edition click here. Allergy Anxiety: Fear of food reactions is stressing out many kids and parents. Experts reveal how to tame the worry. Features: Celiac’s Goal Scorer: NHL rookie Max Domi; Off to Africa with Food Allergies; Gluten & Our Meds and Life Hacks for 2016. News: Auvi-Q recall, peanut patch findings, clues […]

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Can Egg Allergy Lead to a Peanut Allergy?

Q: My daughter has developed an egg allergy at 12 months. At the appointment where tests confirmed this, the allergist mentored being “mindful of possible peanut allergy”. I’m confused: are these two allergies related? And if so, what can I do to be careful? Dr. Sharma: Allergies to egg and peanut often go together. For example, […]

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Why are There So Many Food Allergies Today?

Q: Since my 6-year-old has multiple allergies (peanuts, tree nuts, soy and sesame), people ask me all the time: why are there so many food allergies today? Do you have a good shorthand answer?  Dr. Sicherer: The shortest answer is “we do not know exactly” and the long answer could involve writing a tome. There are […]

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AL_US COVER fall2015

Fall 2015 – Canadian Edition

To see the U.S. edition click here. The Teen Brain: When peer pressure and hormones meet food allergies, it’s a volatile mix. How parents and peers can help the allergic teen learn to cope. Features: Water is her Enemy: Living with Aquagenic Urticaria; Celiac in the Family and Dr. Xiu-Min Li’s Herbal Allergy Treatment. News: Egg yolk used […]

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