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Allergy-Friendly, Eco-Friendly Flooring

With the cooler weather, we’re indoors more than ever.

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What’s the Scoop on Airborne Seafood Reactions?

One of the biggest questions people have is whether it’s possible to react to a food through inhalation. While allergists stress that severe reactions to airborne food particles are uncommon, there are some instances in which allergenic food proteins can get into the air and potentially cause trouble. According to Dr. Scott Sicherer of the […]

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Fast Facts About Seafood Allergies

The Groups Fish: includes salmon, tuna, cod. Crustaceans: includes shrimp, lobster, crab. Mollusks: snails, bivalves (mussels, scallops, oysters), squid. Cross-Reactions Within a seafood group … Dr. Scott Sicherer, author of Understanding and Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies and associate professor of medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, concludes from […]

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All About Wheat Allergy

When you have wheat allergy, your immune system sees it as a dangerous foreign substance and takes action, fighting back with antibodies known as Immunoglobulin E, or IgE.

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The Scoop On: Why Soy’s in So Many Products

As any soy-allergic person will tell you, it seems as though the small vegetable is in just about everything – and they’re right. The tiny legumes – which are related to clover, peas and alfalfa – are incredibly versatile as a food, but they are also used in thousands of products such as soaps, cosmetics,plastics, […]

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Serious Fruit Allergy: Kiwi

Allergies to kiwi, also known as the Chinese gooseberry or macaque peach, are on the increase worldwide.

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Oral Allergy: Plants, Foods That Cross-React

Cross-Reaction chart for oral allergy syndrome.

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Comparing The Airlines’ Allergy Policies

Allergic Living’s comprehensive chart on the allergy policies of 12 major airlines.

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Managing Peanut Allergy

The only current treatment for this allergy is to avoid all traces of peanuts and peanut butter or other peanut-containing products. If your allergic child (or you) eats peanut with a known allergy, the drug epinephrine (adrenaline) will be needed to halt the reaction. But using the epinephrine auto-injector is an emergency situation only, it’s […]

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Am I Allergic to Exercise?

If a workout brings on hives, it’s less likely the perspiration and more likely your own body heat that’s to blame. The reaction can be triggered by several heat-raising activities: jogging or aerobic workouts are obvious, but also hot baths or showers and even emotional stress can bring on the hives.

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