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For many, it can take years of itching and welts before finally being diagnosed with cold-induced hives.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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” […]
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 […]
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 […]