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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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Shellfish and Fish Allergies Explored

A quick test: what’s the most widespread food allergy in North America today? If you answered ‘peanut’, that’s incorrect. But you could hardly be blamed given that legume’s notoriety. The right answer is seafood – from fish to crustaceans and mollusks. At a time when every “must-try” new restaurant is an over-priced sushi bar, an […]

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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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All About Sesame, Other Seed Allergies

Sesame seed allergy is not one of the most common allergies – but it is on the rise and Health Canada has put it on its “priority allergens” list, implicating it as a culprit in many food allergy reactions. A recent Canadian population survey estimates that .23 per cent of Canadian children have a “probable” […]

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Exercise & Asthma

Asthma Triggered by Exercise

People often wonder how asthma will affect their life and in particular, their ability to exercise and play sports. But experts agree: with a combination of avoiding triggers and medication, people with asthma should be able to live active, healthy lives. In fact, it’s important that people with asthma do exercise, as this helps them […]

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Oral Allergy: Plants, Foods That Can Cross-React

*If you don’t see the chart above, click to view the chart as an image Read more about Oral Allergy Syndrome and fruit allergy: Oral Allergy Syndrome: When Raw Fruit is Forbidden Advice on ‘Real’ Fruit Allergies

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Comparing Airlines

Allergic Living’s comprehensive chart on the allergy policies of 11 major airlines.

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Lament for Sesame

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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?

It is possible. How heat and sweat bring on allergy symptoms.

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