It’s after the diagnosis! Now what!? That’s the question that prompted AANMA and American College of Allergy Asthma & Immunology to develop two Internet television productions sponsored by Mylan Specialty:
My daughter Brooke grew up owning food allergies, anaphylaxis, the whole bit. Yes, I was scared at first — terrified, really. She was a baby! With asthma,
rhinitis, eczema and reflux disease! Sick and malnourished!
By Bradley Chipps, MD
Q: Is there any such thing as chocolate allergy?
A: If there is, it’s very, very rare. More likely it’s milk or nuts in the candy that people are allergic to. Read the rest of this entry »
A new blood test manufactured by the Swedish company Phadia, ImmunoCAP Allergen Components, allows an allergist to pinpoint a specific peanut protein that a patient is allergic to and more accurately assess the risk of a serious allergic reaction. The blood test was developed by researchers in England and Sweden after they found many children considered peanut-allergic on the basis of standard tests do not have true peanut allergy. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, January 2010; v.125, p.191: http://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(09)01534-6/abstract
Reviewed by Bradley Chipps, MD, and Neil MacIntyre, MD
First published in Allergy & Asthma Today, Fall 2010, Volume 8, Issue 3
by Christie Chapman
Envision a mouth-watering picnic spread: Deviled eggs smooth and gleaming in the sunlight. Corn Read the rest of this entry »
Does your yogurt smell fishy? It could be the latest food to proclaim itself “heart healthy” with the addition of omega-3 fatty acid supplements. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the first things parents ask when their child is diagnosed with food allergy is, “When will he outgrow it?” That’s because it’s been conventional wisdom that most children outgrow food allergies – particularly milk and egg – within a few years. Today, however, research shows that food allergies persist into childhood longer. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dawn Merritt
Amy Altizer will never forget January 3, 2007. Not because it was her baby boy’s 3-month birthday. It was the day he had a life-threatening allergic reaction. Read the rest of this entry »
Food allergies are on the rise worldwide, as is research into possible causes and cures. But even though doctors are seeing more patients with food-related symptoms, correctly diagnosing food allergies remains tricky. Read the rest of this entry »