Dr. Scott Sicherer explains.
Q: I’m allergic to shrimp, lobster, mussels and clams, having found this out through reactions during college, and which allergy tests confirmed. What I’m not clear on: would it be safe for me to eat calamari? I did used to eat it before my other reactions over the past three years. Dr. Sharma: Since seafood allergy… Read more »
Q: My daughter has had bad eczema and reflux. Now at 11 months old, she was tested for allergies, and results were positive for almonds. I had been using a natural eczema cream on her with almond oil, but the allergist tells me you should never use potentially allergenic food products such as nut oils on… Read more »
Q: I’m a teacher and our middle school recently had an incident in which a small amount of nut butter got smeared on a desk that was later occupied by a student in my class with an allergy to hazelnuts. (That student had a minor skin reaction.) I would like to be sure that desktops get… Read more »