Top Allergies Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Allergy Bites

    Allergy Bites: Tasty Nuggets for Preventing Allergies

    Many parents still hear the advice that it’s better to wait to introduce fish to babies until their first birthdays, or even their second. I disagree! And a growing body of evidence suggests that starting fish between 6 and 12 months results in fewer allergies – both in the short run and by the time […]

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  • 3 year old with chronic allergies and asthma

    Chronic Allergies and Asthma

    My 3 year old son has rhinitis allergies and cough variant asthma. He currently takes singulair, allegra 2x daily, pulmicort 2 x daily, and xopenex as needed. With all this being said he still continues to get sick every…

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  • Traveling with Food Allergies: Your New Normal

    Traveling with Food Allergies: Your New Normal

    Our lives revolve around food. We need nourishment to be healthy, for our bodies to function and grow, and food also brings us emotional happiness. Sharing food traditions is very important to many families. But when a food allergy enters the picture, it’s akin to an earthquake hitting that huge part of our lives. Our […]

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  • 2 Tips for Food Allergy-Friendly Kitchen Prep

    2 Tips for Food Allergy-Friendly Kitchen Prep

    Parents of food-allergic youngsters know that the most surefire way to safeguard their kids from trigger foods is to prepare all meals and snacks at home in a controlled environment. For this week’s series, I asked three top voices in the Twitter food allergy community, Kim Maes, Cybele Pascal and Robyn O’Brien — all parents […]

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  • Food Allergies A Bigger Problem Than Previously Reported

    Food Allergies A Bigger Problem Than Previously Reported

    If it seems like nowadays there’s someone in every school classrooms with a food allergy, that’s because almost 1 in 12 kids today have food allergies – and 1 in 32 have serious food allergies, serious enough to have already caused the child to have symptoms like trouble breathing, a drop in blood pressure, or […]

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  • Cats, Dogs, Allergies, and Asthma

    Cats, Dogs, Allergies, and Asthma

    Because allergies to pets are common, people long assumed that exposure to pets made allergies more likely. A number of studies have turned this assumption upside down. The August 2003 Pediatrics Synopsis Book summarizes the current understanding.

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  • Preventing Allergies

    Preventing Allergies

    It’s peak allergy season in many areas, with spring trees still pumping out millions of grains of pollen each day and the summer grasses already starting to contribute their share. Sneezing, running nose, and itching – itchy eyes, itchy nose, itchy throat – wouldn’t it be great to be able to prevent allergies before they […]

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  • Milk Allergy

    Milk Allergy

    Dr. Greene, I have an 8-week-old son who started producing green stool with bits of blood about three weeks ago. The pediatrician said that he had a positive hemoccult test and that it was caused by colitis and eczema,…

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  • Wheat, Dairy, Celiac

    Wheat, Dairy, Celiac and Allergies

    My 9-month-old was diagnosed with eczema at 3 months. She is in the 10th percentile range for weight. Her eczema seems to be worse with wheat or dairy and celiac has been mentioned. Is there an association between low…

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  • Peanut Allergy

    Peanut Allergy: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Nut allergy, Life-threatening food allergies Introduction to peanut allergies: A child eats every few hours to take in the fuel that he needs for energy, growth, and bodily repair. Usually, eating is both fun and helpful. However, sometimes it is deadly. What is a peanut allergy? Some individuals have reactions to particular foods. […]

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