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Can My Child Outgrow a Peanut Allergy?

One of the most common allergies among children is a peanut allergy. Reactions to peanuts can range from minor irritations including skin redness, hives, itchy throat, and runny nose to more severe reactions including anaphylaxis. An allergy to peanuts is

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Do You Suffer From a Wheat Allergy?

More Americans are waking up to the realization that they may be suffering from adverse reactions from the ingestion of wheat and food products containing wheat. Our fast lifestyles are demanding that we eat more convenience foods that may be doing our bo

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Allergy Free Vanilla Extract: Why It Matters

Below is a great article from our friends at Vanilla From Tahiti. ¬†Are you a chef or a cook? Consider using allergy free vanilla extract in your dishes. ūüôā -Dr. Z. Why is allergy free vanilla extract such a big deal now? For the advanced chefs of today

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What You Need to Know About Angioedema

Angioedema is an allergic reaction that occurs just below the surface of the skin, usually around the lips and eyes. It makes the skin look pale and puffy, a marked difference from hives, an allergic reaction that looks like red welts on top of the skin

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Conjunctivitis: A common eye allergy in children

Conjunctivitis is a common condition, particularly amongst children. It is an infection of the conjunctiva, the clear, thin layer covering the white part of your eye. Most people are familiar with the more common term, “pink eye,” which can oc

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Are Your Allergies Draining Your Productivity?

A 2001 article in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine estimates that 3.5 million workdays are lost each year due to allergic reactions. Another study analyzing the impact of allergic reactions on workers cited that 25% of research parti

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Is There Hope for Children and Adults with Asthma?

No parent wants to learn that their child has asthma. In a recent issue of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, researchers found that children with asthma are also likely to have a number of other health problems including eczema and food allergies. Thus a

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Are You Allergic to Antibiotics?

Antibiotics are prescribed for people with bacterial infections like urinary tract infections or pneumonia. It is important to note that antibiotics can cause both toxic side effects as well as allergic reactions. A 2002 issue of The Canadian Journal of I