Shellfish allergy: Separating fact from fiction

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Did you know that someone can develop a shellfish allergy even if shellfish has been eaten before without any issues? Allergy to shellfish... Read more

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

Summer camp prep: Action plans for food, insect, or pollen allergies

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Summer camp can be a great experience for children. If your child has allergies, there are some important things to consider as you get him... 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

Helping kids cope with springtime allergies

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It’s springtime, and allergy specialists in the Northeast are busier than ever. It seems that every year we see headlines about it being... 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