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Bullying is damaging for anyone to endure, but when students are bullied because of their food allergies, the consequences can be life-threatening. Whether it’s carrying an epinephrine auto-injector in a visible location, or constantly reminding people about your food allergy, this condition can make it difficult to blend in, explained Dylan Brennan, who is now […]
The skin may hold the answer to why some children develop peanut allergies before ever having peanuts, according to new research.
When a United Airlines flight crew said they wouldn’t make an announcement to passengers that Lianne Mandelbaum’s son, Joshua, would be flying on board with a peanut allergy, they didn’t know who they were messing with. The angered mother found another way home and soon launched a petition on the website Care2 urging airlines to […]
When an allergy mom makes a food error, the guilt is all consuming. Can we ever get past the self-blame?
After six months of treatment, more than 80 percent of the children taking the therapy were able to eat at least five peanuts a day
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 […]
There has been a lot of talk in the food allergy community about the new The Smurfs 2 movie because of a certain scene involving peanut allergy.
Q. My younger child is allergic to peanuts and our family doctor recently said he should be avoid chickpeas (which he hasn’t tried) as well. She says there’s a high risk of reaction in peanut-allergic kids. Is this true? Dr. Scott Sicherer: It is true that there is a “higher” risk of a chickpea allergy […]
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.