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 »
Do you ever get an itchy mouth when eating watermelon or cantaloupe? What about that luscious peach that left your gums raw and irritated?
Ewan McCartney was 10 months old when he first tasted a scrambled egg. Within minutes he developed a swollen area on his forehead. Another lump soon emerged and both eyes swelled shut. Hives appeared next, covering his torso. He vomited and started wheezing. Read the rest of this entry »
Families living with food allergies are constantly on alert for hidden allergens. When Congress passed the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004, they took a huge step forward in saving lives. Read the rest of this entry »
Food allergies can cause everything from indigestion or headache, to eczema, wheezing, hives, or – in extreme cases – anaphylaxis, an allergic reaction causing the windpipe to swell closed. A study by Hugh Sampson, M.D., of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, Read the rest of this entry »