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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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When Food Allergy Strikes an Adult

Developing a food allergy in adulthood is a life-changer. Your carefree diet is out the window, and now you have auto-injectors, anaphylaxis risks, and lots of explaining. Meet those who’ve joined this brave new world. (First published in Allergic Living magazine; to subscribe click here.) ONE spring morning back in 2011, Sandy Williams was calmly sitting at her desk […]

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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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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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10 Biggest Pollen Allergy Questions

We take readers’ most frequent spring allergy questions straight to leading experts.

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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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Blood Pressure Meds Can Make OAS Deadly

Taking certain medications to control high blood pressure can severely worsen symptoms of Oral Allergy Syndrome, even to the point of bringing on anaphylaxis, says new research presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. When individuals who have OAS take drugs known as ACE inhibitors, which work by […]

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Do Blood Test Results Show Allergy Likelihood?

Q: My daughter, who’s 4, was diagnosed with peanut allergy shortly before her third birthday after experiencing a rash around her mouth when she ate a peanut butter cup. Her blood test for peanut showed an antibody level of 4.85, and it was 3.82 a year later. Her allergist suggests a food challenge in a […]

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