Studies differ on whether to test siblings of kids with food allergy – before introducing an allergenic food.
Allergists say children with asthma shouldn’t be tested for peanut allergy routinely.
These tests enabled young Violet to eat peanuts to keep her reactions at bay.
We’re saddened to report that three young people have died from anaphylactic reactions in the past two months.
A researcher with the AllerGen research network in Canada is hoping a urine test he’s developing will turn the grey area of diagnosing asthma into simple black and white. Asthma can be tricky for a doctor to diagnose, especially in young kids. Symptoms can mimic other diseases and spirometry, the breathing test to diagnose asthma,… Read more »
One of the biggest challenges for people with food allergies is to figure out exactly what’s causing the problem. North American diets are complex, and on any given day, we might ingest dozens, if not hundreds, of different ingredients. So what’s making your heart race and your skin break out in hives, or giving you… Read more »
Scientists in Australia have developed a test they say can determine when a baby is first born if he or she will develop allergies. A protein in the immune cells of newborns appears to hold the answer as to whether a baby will either be protected, or susceptible to the development of allergies later on,”… Read more »