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What causes hives to appear in a food-allergic reaction?

Q: Why do we get hives in a food-allergic reaction? And will they always appear?  Dr. Sicherer: Hives, also called urticaria, develop when allergy cells in the skin release chemicals, including histamine, that cause localized swelling, redness and itching. The response looks like a series of mosquito bites, often across an expanse of skin, but various […]

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After Anaphylaxis

Emotional wounds heal like physical ones when given the proper time and attention. That candy made my mouth feel funny,” said my 6-year old, Daniel. With a look of worry, he handed me the wrapper from a mini package of chewy candies. The next 15 minutes were a blur as I injected him with epinephrine and we sped to the emergency room […]

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How Do I Know When to Use My Auto-Injector?

Q: My 5-year-old is newly diagnosed with anaphylaxis to soy and peanut. I’m a little nervous about when to use the auto-injector. If a reaction occurs, how do I know if the symptoms are serious enough to use it? e.g. would he need to be wheezing?  Dr. Sharma: Dealing with a new diagnosis of a food […]

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Red Wine Fudge Pudding Cake

By Laurie Sadowski This chocolate pudding cake has a brownie-like topping covering a molten-merlot infused fudge pudding. It’s to be shared, of course, with your number one chocolate lover. Makes 2 generous servings Free of: gluten and all top allergens Cake Ingredients 1/4 cup (60 mL) sorghum flour 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (dark, if […]

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‘May Contains’ on Canadian Food Labels

Note: For the U.S. version of this article, click here. They can be seen on the labels of cracker boxes, granola bars, cans of soup and many other products on grocery stores shelves. Precautionary statements, or “may contains”, warn customers that traces of an allergenic food might unintentionally have wound up in a packaged food. […]

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FAACT Allergy & Anaphylaxis Group Launches

The new group’s mission is to “educate, advocate, and raise awareness” for those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.

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Our 11-Year-Old Takes Charge in Emergency

After a mistake of eating an unsafe candy, our brave girl acted swiftly to save her own life.

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Lessons From a Teen Food Allergy Tragedy

Thirteen-year-old Natalie Giorgi was camping with a group of families in Sacramento, California when she ate a single bite of a Rice Krispies square. The peanut-allergic teen thought it tasted “funny”, and spat it out. The taste turned out to be peanut butter. At first Natalie didn’t show any symptoms and her mother gave her […]

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A Teen’s Story of Allergy Bullying – and Bravery

A 16-year-old with food allergies tells her story of bullying.

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A Family of Four Squeezes into the Honeymoon Suite

A family of four squeezes into a beachfront suite for their allergy-friendly vacation.

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