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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 »
Overuse of Topical Steroids Caused My Eczema Spread. What Can I Do?
Q: I admit that I used a topical steroid for far longer than the dermatologist recommended for atopic dermatitis on… Read more »
How an Allergist Will Test For Ragweed Allergy
Q: Given her symptoms in the fall, I suspect my daughter has a ragweed allergy. How can we test for… Read more »
Should I Be Worried About Hardwood Floors if I’m Allergic to Trees?
Q: I recently found out I have allergies to dust mites and many trees, including hickory. Our home has new… 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 »
Should You Lie Down During An Anaphylactic Reaction?
Q: I’ve read that you’re supposed have a person lie down in an anaphylactic reaction after giving epinephrine. Why is… Read more »
Does the Drug Used in Anesthesia Contain Egg and Soy?
Q: Our teenage daughter with egg and soy allergies has to have surgery. I’ve been told that the drug propofol… Read more »
Can You Be Allergic to Some Types of Fish and Not Others?
Q: When I was 10, I broke out in hives while eating a tuna sandwich. I was tested and diagnosed… 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 »