Allergist Dr. Scott Sicherer decided to find out why.
Allergists say children with asthma shouldn’t be tested for peanut allergy routinely.
Q. I have peanut and soy allergies and my husband gets hay fever, so I’ve been putting off introducing our son (no known allergies) to peanuts and nuts. He’s 2 ½ and going to daycare soon, so we have to start the process. My allergist is willing to skin test, but if there haven’t been… Read more »
How a sister’s quick thinking saved the day.
Feeding from 4 to 6 months aimed at preventing this pervasive allergy.
Sweeping report calls on FDA, CDC and other agencies to develop food allergy guidelines and expand training.
A significant airlines and allergies report was released in Canada this summer, and it does not contain good news for those of us concerned about adequate anaphylaxis readiness in the skies.
Q: Testing has confirmed that our 4-year-old is allergic to cashews and pistachios. (We visited an allergist after our daughter’s reaction to one cashew, in which her eye and lips became swollen and she got hives.) I’m unclear about what other foods she’ll need to avoid. While those are the only nuts she tested allergic to, I’ve read that cashews are in the sumac family, along with mangoes and peppercorns. Will she need to avoid those too?
Dr. Scott Commins explains how tick-related meat allergy has spread, the role of animal fat in bad reactions, and promising progress toward a treatment.