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Food Allergies and the Good Enough Mother

When an allergy mom makes a food error, the guilt is all consuming. Can we ever get past the self-blame?

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Milk Allergy in the School

An investigation of the most misunderstood food allergen, and how to protect milk-allergic kids at school.

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Can Exercise Trigger a Food-Allergy Reaction?

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 […]

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What Type of Formula Can I Give to My Milk-Allergic Baby?

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 […]

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Is it common for a milk allergy to progress into a nut allergy?

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 […]

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My Hero Has 31 Food Allergies, a Speech Issue, Hives – and She Thrives

I’m humbled by my daughter`s courage and can-do attitude in the face of her many challenges.

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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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Tragic Spring: 3 Food Allergy-Related Deaths

We’re saddened to report that three young people have died from anaphylactic reactions in the past two months.

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Living Well with Food Allergy: Putting Risks and Fears into Perspective

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.

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Food Allergies May Limit Growth

Children with food allergies have been found to have lower weight and height than their non-allergic counterparts.

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