What a food allergy is and not

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Like other allergic diseases, the incidence of food allergies has dramatically increased over the past several decades. When I was growing... Read more

Sunscreen: Here’s what you should know

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Summer is officially here! It’s important to protect our skin now that we’re spending more time in the sun. Many of us turn to... Read more

Gluten-free diets: Debunking the myth

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In recent years, a great deal of attention has been focused on the use of gluten-free diets to counter a myriad of symptoms, ranging from headache... Read more

Don't give your baby peanuts quite yet!

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Many of you may have had a double take when you read about a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine on the benefits of feeding... Read more

Nickel allergies & Easter: Can eating chocolate containing nickel cause a skin rash?

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Nickel is one of the most common causes of contact skin allergy, but can consumption of foods containing nickel actually cause a contact dermatitis... Read more

What do we know about the recent rise in allergies?

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Over the past few decades, researchers have struggled to answer the question, “Why has the incidence of allergic diseases increased so... Read more

What’s the best way to prevent eczema?

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If your child continually experiences itchy, dry, red skin and small bumps on parts of the face or parts of the body – it could be atopic... Read more

How common are nickel allergies?

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Nickel allergy is one of the most common contact allergies next to poison ivy. There is a lot of nickel out there - in jewelry, belts, clothing... Read more