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Oral Allergy Syndrome: Why Raw Fruit Can Make the Mouth Itchy

Ah, the season of fresh peaches, tomatoes, melons and more. Unless, that is, you live with oral allergy syndrome. Here are expert insights into the condition you’re just itching to control. SUMMER is my favorite time of year. Nothing gives me that sense of reckless abandon like running barefoot through green grass and feeling the heat of the sun on my skin. And who doesn’t look forward to […]

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COVER

Spring 2016 – U.S. Edition

To see the Canadian edition click here. Field Trips & Allergies: It is possible for kids at risk of anaphylaxis to go safely on adventures beyond classrooms — here’s how. Features: 15 Big celiac questions with expert solutions; is peanut OIT ready?; the allergy-fighting garden & our spring allergy quiz. News: Wide risk-taking with food labels, […]

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AL_CA COVER SPR2016

Spring 2016 – Canadian Edition

To see the U.S. edition click here. Field Trips & Allergies: It is possible for kids at risk of anaphylaxis to go safely on adventures beyond classrooms — here’s how. Features: Big celiac questions with expert solutions; is peanut OIT ready?; the allergy-fighting garden & our spring allergy quiz. News: Wide risk-taking with food labels, small-dose OIT, […]

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JUNE-JULY 2012

Summer 2015 – 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. Safe Dining Guide: Our nationwide search finds the restaurants where great food and allergy safety are both on the menu. Celiac in Kids: How to spot the sometimes subtle signs of celiac disease in children and teens. The Allergic Chef: TV […]

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JUNE-JULY 2012

Summer 2015 – Canadian Edition

To subscribe to the Canadian edition of Allergic Living, click here. To subscribe to the American edition of Allergic Living, click here. Safe Dining Guide: Our exclusive look at restaurants where great food and allergy safety are both on the menu. Celiac in Kids: How to spot the sometimes subtle signs of celiac disease in children and teens. Brave Pioneers: Meet […]

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7 Oddest Allergies of Summer

Originally published in Allergic Living magazine.  Every summer, millions of North Americans experience the greatest hits of the allergy world: pervasive pollens, unexpected bee stings, food reactions at barbecues, or garden plants that give them the itch. But summer can also bite back in some highly unusual ways. With the help of two top allergy pros, Pennsylvania allergist […]

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Recap: 2015 Spring Allergies Twitter Party

It was a rough winter for many, but spring has finally arrived. With it comes the promise of sun, beautiful plants, and unfortunately, a whole host of seasonal allergies. What new treatments are available? How can you keep your asthma under control during asthma season? What is oral allergy syndrome and when is it severe? […]

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Can Fruit & Vegetable Allergies be Related to a Pollen Allergy?

Q: Over the past year, I started getting a terribly itchy mouth if I ate apples or pears or celery. Now carrots and potatoes, too! My doctor says this is a form of food allergy, related to my pollen allergies. Can you help me understand this? I’m concerned about what’s OK to eat. Dr. Sharma: This […]

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The Scoop On: Raw vs. Cooked Fruit

Struggling with an itchy mouth? A peach may not be beyond reach.

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All About Oral Allergy Syndrome

Mother always told you to eat your fruits and vegetables. Sometimes, mother was wrong. A less severe form of food allergy, called oral allergy syndrome, is a reaction to proteins in common raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. It’s called “oral allergy” syndrome or OAS because its symptoms are usually limited to the lips, mouth, […]

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