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Author: Dr. Scott Sicherer
Do Antacids or Alcohol Trigger Shellfish Allergy in Adults?
Q: On TV, a doctor said the “main theory” of why people develop shellfish allergy in adulthood relates to use… Read more »
Are Ant Traps Containing Peanut a Concern Around an Allergic Child?
Q: Do people managing peanut allergy need to worry about ant traps containing peanut or peanut butter around an allergic… Read more »
Did Mom Over-React When She Gave Her Child an Epi Injection?
Q: My 12-year-old (egg and peanut allergies) recently experienced full body hives, coughing and a swollen eye after eating out.… Read more »
How Reliable are Oral Food Challenge Results?
Q: My son is 16, with multiple food allergies since he was a toddler. Over the years, he’s had four… Read more »
Is it Common for Identical Twins to Have the Same Food Allergy?
Q: Our identical twin girls are 2 1/2 years old, and one has an allergy to tree nuts. Our new… Read more »
Do Food Allergy Reactions Get Worse With Each Exposure?
Q: Is it true that food allergic reactions to shrimp or other allergens will get worse with every unintended exposure?… Read more »
Will a Child with Peanut Allergy React to Peas and Beans?
My son has a severe peanut allergy. After that diagnosis, and largely due to fears of a cross-reaction, I have… Read more »
Should a Second Dose of Epinephrine be Injected Into the Opposite Thigh?
Q: In a U.K. inquest, a teenager (Natasha Ednan-Laperouse) died despite being given two doses of epinephrine during a severe… Read more »
Can Pollen Allergy Shots Be Used to Treat Oral Allergy Syndrome?
Q: If a teen with an intense pollen allergy to birch and with oral allergy syndrome (OAS) to many foods… Read more »