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More Genetic Clues Found in a Severe Food Allergy

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Scientists have identified four new genes associated with the severe food allergy eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Because of the genes' apparent functional roles, the findings may point toward potential new treatments for EoE.

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Peanut in Household Dust Linked to Peanut Allergies, Especially for Children with Eczema

Exposure to peanut proteins in household dust may be a trigger of peanut allergy, according to a study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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Holiday Fare May Present Problems for People with Food Allergies

During the holidays, the very variety and complexity of foods served can make it difficult for someone with a food allergy to know what to avoid and what to try.

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Best Treatments for Allergic Conditions? Some Doctors Don’t Even Know

Some doctors don’t know fact from fiction when it comes to treating allergies.

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You Might Be Allergic to Penicillin. Then Again, You Might Not

Many people have been told, incorrectly, that they’re allergic to penicillin, but have not had allergy testing. These people are often given alternative antibiotics prior to surgery to ward off infection. But when antibiotic choices are limited due to resistance, treatment alternatives may be more toxic, more expensive and less effective.

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2014’s Famous “Pollen Vortex” Didn’t Happen

Last year’s long, harsh winter was brutal, and caused some experts to predict the “polar vortex” would turn into the “pollen vortex,” and make allergy sufferers more miserable than ever before. But the “pollen vortex” didn’t happen – at least not everywhere.

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Does Father Really Know Best? Maybe Not When it Comes to Controlling Asthma

According to a study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, teens and caregivers have different levels of asthma health literacy, and teens don’t necessarily get their information from caregivers when it comes to managing asthma symptoms.

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Orange is not the New Black: Just Highly Allergenic for One Toddler

According to a study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, a two and-a-half year-old girl in Pennsylvania suffered a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to eating an orange – the first time such a case has been reported in a toddler.

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Emergency Supplies of Epinephrine in Schools Save Lives

According to a new study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, stock epinephrine was used on 38 children and adults in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) during the 2012-13 school year for severe anaphylactic emergencies. According to the study, CPS was the first large urban school district in the United States to develop and implement a comprehensive stock epinephrine policy in accordance with state guidelines.

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