Allergies to spices are difficult to detect and on the rise, says allergist Sami Bahna.
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… Read more »
Did you know that 30 to 50 per cent of those with an allergy to one of the seafood groups will react ot more than one type of fish or shellfish?
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.
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,… Read more »
Allergies to kiwi, also known as the Chinese gooseberry or macaque peach, are on the increase worldwide.
Cross-reaction chart for oral allergy syndrome.
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… Read more »
We’ve all read the headlines about the devastating effects global warming is having on the planet. But there’s more to the story. Rising temperatures and wild weather are also causing allergies to skyrocket in populations around the world.