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An investigation of the most misunderstood food allergen, and how to protect milk-allergic kids at school.
Q: My son recently passed a baked milk challenge at his allergist’s office. I regularly feed him small pieces of caked baked with milk. He usually tolerates it, but on two occasions, he broke out in hives, developed swollen lips and felt tightness in his chest. Interestingly, on both occasions, he played sports about an hour after eating the […]
Q: I’ve been breastfeeding, and would like to begin introducing formula to my milk-allergic baby. I’m confused about which types are safe to give her. Can you help? Dr. Sharma: Your confusion is understandable since so many options are available. There are two categories of hypoallergenic cows’s milk-based formulas: extensively hydrolyzed (Alimentum, Nutramigen) and amino acid-based […]
Q: As a baby, my son was diagnosed with a cow’s milk allergy and now, at age 4, had a reaction to cashews and the allergist has diagnosed him with a nut allergy. Is this type of food allergy progression common? might he gain more allergies? Dr. Sicherer: About 35 percent of infants with a milk […]
We’re saddened to report that three young people have died from anaphylactic reactions in the past two months.
The New York Times Magazine published an article last month called “The Allergy Buster” that has generated much discussion about food allergy and excitement for potential treatments under study.
Children with food allergies have been found to have lower weight and height than their non-allergic counterparts.