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Allergy Aware Restaurants

Eating Out: Allergy-Aware Restaurants

Allergic Living has scoured menus, spoken to chefs and rubbed elbows with restaurant owners in order to bring you our top picks for celiac- and allergy-aware restaurant chains across North America. Read on to learn how various established eateries handle food allergies and the gluten-free diet. ALLERGY- & GLUTEN-AWARE RESTAURANTS United States Maggiano’s Little Italy […]

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Alcohol Reactions with Asthma Linked to Aspirin

Three-quarters of patients with asthma and sensitivity to Aspirin are getting asthma flare-ups from alcohol.

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Spice Allergy: On the Rise and Difficult to Spot

Allergies to spices are difficult to detect and on the rise, says allergist Sami Bahna.

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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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