Birch Trees & Food Allergies Oral Allergy Syndrome

Sensitivity to Birch Trees is one thing, but to say this may bring food allergies is a whole new area to investigate!! Tree pollen sensitivity can extend to food allergies with raw fruit and vegetables. This mild form of food allergy is known as Oral Allergy Syndrome. It can cause sneezing, sensitivity and tingling in [...]

By | September 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adult Food Allergies

The start of food allergies in adulthood is not common and is surprising given the prevalence of allergies emerging in childhood. A large survey (Food Allergy and Education FARE) of 40,0000. adults in 2015-2016 found that 1 out of 10 adults has a food allergy. Half of these allergies began in adulthood. The most common [...]

By | September 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Only One Third of U.S. Pediatricians Follow U.S. Guidelines for Peanut Allergies from 2017

In order to put peanut allergies into perspective and importance, peanuts allergies are the most common food allergy (2.2 % of U.S. children) and the least frequently outgrown. A recent study of physician practices with peanut food allergy patients found that only 1/3 of pediatricians were implementing the 2017 U.S. Guidelines for Peanut Allergies. The [...]

By | September 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Epinephrine – Key Facts

The use of Epinephrine is a reality and the go-to response to an allergic reaction. The following post gives key information on when, how and how often to administer. The importance of having 2 Epinephrine injectors is key and will prevent an allergic reaction from taking over after the first injection. A All About Epinephrine: [...]

By | September 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Covid-19 : Allergies & Asthma

Back to school is a busy time for all students. With allergies and asthma there is a system in place. However, adding Covid-19 to the equation brings a whole new set of challenges. These new considerations include hand sanitizers, staying in the classroom for lunch and chemicals in the cleaning fluids. Flexibility is advocated to [...]

By | September 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FDA Deny Approval for Peanut Patch Therapy?

Doctors and patients were surprised and disappointed with the the FDA withholding approval for Peanut Patch Therapy in the U.S.. The FDA is requesting further study of the Patch Therapy and the Patch adhesive before final approval. Meanwhile, doctors and patients were set up and ready to use the Peanut Patch Therapy to reduce/eliminate their [...]

By | August 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PB & Jelly Sandwiches at School – Open Letter

Food allergies at school become complicated with food consumption. This challenge occurs every day at lunchtime & snacktime too! Food allergies must be avoided by students with food allergies at all times and especially during eating of food. The open letter below offers gratitude for the banning of peanut butter at schools along with healthy [...]

By | August 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Amulet , Allergy Food Detector

What if you could test food for allergens, specifically the major allergens (peanut, egg, seafood, milk)? Amulet may give you the ability to do just that! The device is compact and can fit on a keychain. Allergen foods testing is being expanded by the company. Pre-orders for Allergy Amulet are being taken for the fall [...]

By | August 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Allerject Now Available and Covered by Public & Private Insurance Companies

Allerject is the new and much improved epinephrine injector. It is compact, has recorded use instructions and a retractable needle! Now available in Canada and other countries, there is an added bonus for Allerject being covered by Public and Private Insurance Companies! Exciting news that brought two quick reactions - first a text to my [...]

By | August 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Tragedy With No EpiPen

Tragedy struck when a teenage boy with food allergies went to the Cinema with his parents. All was well and with popcorn in hand, that teenager started eating the popcorn he had eaten there before. The tragedy in this story was the reaction he had with no EpiPen at hand! The EpiPen is an essential [...]

By | August 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments