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How Long Until Someone Starts to Feel Better After Food Allergy Anaphylaxis?

Q: I’m severely allergic to tree nuts and eggs and recently had a frightening anaphylactic reaction in which I had trouble breathing and became covered in hives. I used my auto-injector, had a second dose in the ambulance and required a third dose at the hospital.  My question: how long does it take for someone’s […]

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Walnut OIT Shows Promise in Small Study

While oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy grabs plenty of headlines, the question is often raised whether the technique will work for tree nuts as well. In a study presented at the AAAAI meeting in March 2016, researchers from the University of Arkansas say they’ve observed that walnut OIT can effectively and safely desensitize patients to […]

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Nut-Allergic Boy and Friend Take Legal Action Against Youth Theater Program

Complaint says organizers refused to accommodate 10-year-old with severe food allergies.

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Can You be Allergic to Spices?

Q: My daughter is allergic to tree nuts, particularly cashews and pistachios. We’re a little confused about safe spices. Would sumac (used in Middle Eastern cuisine) and nutmeg be safe for her to eat?  Dr. Sharma: Spice allergy appears to be uncommon, although it may be under-diagnosed. A recent review estimated that it affects between […]

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Suit in Allergy Death: Should Store Bakeries Have to Label?

Should grocery store bakeries fall under the same food allergen labeling exception that applies to traditional bakeries?

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Chef Amanda Freitag Speaks Up for Food Allergy Awareness

The popular chef’s video about having an anaphylaxis action plan.

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Little Brother’s Fearless Food Allergy Advocate

Our son has become an outstanding advocate for his allergic little brother, and himself.

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Is Shea Nut Butter Safe With a Tree-Nut Allergy?

Q: My 5-year-old is allergic to tree nuts, and I’d like to know more about shea (nut) butter, as it’s in so many products. Is it safe to use on her skin as a lotion? Are candies with it safe for her to eat?  Dr. Sicherer: Shea nut butter or oil is derived from the seed of […]

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Can You Be Allergic to Just One Type of Tree Nut?

Q: My child tested highly positive to tree nut allergy, but I know she has eaten foods with almonds and hazelnuts without a problem. Does this mean, though, that she might go on to develop a nut allergy? Dr. Sharma: It would first be important to confirm which specific tree nuts tested positive for your […]

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Daycare Allergy Rights Case: Where Does it Leave Us?

The case of the Knudsen family versus a daycare in Iowa gained national attention last year.

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