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Novel Eczema Drug Giving Patients New Lease On Life

New York researchers at Mount Sinai are easing the relentless itch of ‪eczema‬ with a new drug. Dubbed a “breakthrough” therapy by the FDA, it treats eczema’s source rather than just its symptoms.

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Peanut Patch Shows Promise For Treatment of Allergy

In trials, Viaskin Peanut allowed some participants to tolerate 10 times more peanut protein than at the outset.

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Anaphylaxis: An Allergy Dad’s Wake-Up Call

A father shares the story of his 3-year-old son’s terrifying severe allergic reaction, and why it changed everything.

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Why Patients Won’t Talk to Their Docs About Work-Related Asthma

Study finds almost half of asthmatics reluctant to discuss work-related asthma for fear of losing a job.

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Need to Know: Oats and the Gluten-Free Diet

The subject of oats and the gluten-free diet can be confusing. Here’s what you need to know.

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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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Advice on Soy in Skin Products

Q. I have a soy allergy, and find that many personal care products, such as shampoos and body wash, contain soy. How concerned do I need to be about soy in these types of products?

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Is it Safe for Those with Shellfish Allergies to Consume Sea Salt?

Q: I’m a chef and often serve food to allergic customers. Is it safe for those with shellfish allergies to consume sea salt? I’ve read that it can contain a microscopic type of shellfish.

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Are Fruit & Vegetable Allergies Related to 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.

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Does Alcohol Make Food Reactions Worse?

Q: I’m a university student with food allergies. I’ve heard that if you accidentally eat a food with your allergen while also drinking alcohol, your allergic reaction will be worse. Why would that happen?

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