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Are You Sure You’re Penicillin Allergic?

Leslie Hancock always thought she was allergic to penicillin. She was told that, at a young age, she had reacted to the antibiotic. “I was always told: ‘Do not take penicillin, it could kill you.” So I always put ‘penicillin-allergic’ on my medical charts.” She avoided it her entire life and, plagued with sinus infections, her doctors had to resort to […]

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The Truth About Drug Allergies

How to tell an allergy from a side effect, the big offenders, the types of medication reactions, and what to do if you’re busting out in hives. First published in Allergic Living magazine. Click here to subscribe.  It was a string of bad luck. First, Julie Sane’s house was destroyed in a fire and her family was forced […]

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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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Fall 2014 – U.S. Edition

To subscribe to the American edition of Allergic Living, click here. To subscribe to the Canadian edition of Allergic Living, click here. All About Drug Allergy: Discover the main offenders, the types of reactions & what to do when medicine backfires in your body.  What You Must Know About Food Reactions: Experts share the newest advice and the latest findings. The […]

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Fall 2014 – Canadian Edition

To subscribe to the American edition of Allergic Living, click here. To subscribe to the Canadian edition of Allergic Living, click here. All About Drug Allergy: Discover the main offenders, the types of reactions & what to do when medicine backfires in your body.  The Great Glutening: Despite their best efforts, up to 70 percent of celiacs are still getting glutened. […]

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Miley Cyrus Hospitalized After Serious Allergic Reaction

Miley Cyrus was hospitalized for a serious allergic reaction to an antibiotic

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Penicillin Allergy Overstated, Leading to Serious Infections

A history of penicillin allergy results in 10 percent more days in hospital, and greater potential for severe infections,

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The Buzz About Marijuana Allergy

There have long been tales of marijuana causing reactions. Now a Canadian allergist has confirmed that the weed is indeed an allergen. After one of his patients broke out in hives and had trouble breathing after drinking marijuana tea, Dr. Gordon Sussman began asking his patients about their marijuana use, and recruited 17 people for […]

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