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Drug Xolair Significantly Cuts Down Reactions in Milk Allergy OIT

Patients taking the drug had one-third the number of reactions of a placebo group while doing OIT

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Teen Summit Report: Inclusion, Friendship and a World Record

What do a nerdy kid from Oklahoma, a confident musician from Virginia, and a laid-back athlete from California all have in common? They were all in Washington D.C. from November 13 to 15 for the 10th Annual FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) Teen Summit. Every year, hundreds of teens with food allergies gather for […]

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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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When to Test for Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE).

Q: I can barely get my 2.5-year-old to eat solid foods. He’s not even drawn to foods that kids love – like bologna or chicken nuggets. He’s underweight, complains of tummy aches, and when he does eat, it’s with great effort. He often gags or even throws up after eating a small amount. I don’t […]

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Halloween 2015: Awesome Food-Free Loot Bag Ideas

Since the arrival of FARE’s sensationally popular Teal Pumpkin Project, food-allergic children can trick or treat with less fear at houses decorated with teal-colored pumpkins, which indicate that allergy-friendly loot is being offered. Here are Allergic Living’s top picks of candy alternatives to include – either in your bowl of goodies or as valued toy to […]

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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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Finding the Positive Side of Food Allergies

They say when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Little did I know that my continuing education would happen at a local coffee shop with my new friend, Lisa*. We met at a seminar for parents of children with disabilities and instantly clicked. But this was the first opportunity I’d had to hear her family’s full story. As we […]

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What I’ve Learned From Children About Food Allergies

Kyle Dine’s lesson’s learned from his advocacy work with allergic and non-allergic kids.

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College and Food Allergies Resource Hub

Living at university can seem daunting for special-diet students. But the good news is that – from searchable online menus to free-from zones – colleges are starting to get with the allergy-friendly program.  1. Allergic Living’s Charts: These charts compare food and residence accommodations at 32 U.S. colleges, and show you the allergy issues to […]

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Back-to-School with Food Allergies: 7 Must-Have Tools

Back-to-school season is a big deal in every student’s life. But when a child has food allergies, a parent must super organized and communicate well to ensure that the school is on top of anaphylaxis prevention measures and safety protocols. Also essential is that your student gets to be a full participant in school life, […]

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