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Study Shows Oral Food Challenges are Safe for Diagnosing Food Allergies

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The best way to find out if someone has a food allergy is through an oral food challenge (OFC) under the supervision of a board-certified allergist. A new study shows that OFCs are extremely safe, with very few people having a reaction of any kind.
31-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fighting Fall Allergies? Bring it.

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Ragweed pollen is the biggest allergy trigger in the fall, and needs to be avoided, along with other allergic triggers like mold and grass pollen. Here are five tips from ACAAI to help you steer clear of your worst allergy foes.
18-Aug-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Four Tips Help You Prep for Allergies Before School Starts

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Keeping allergies and asthma under control during the school year is a challenge that involves advance planning and working with your child's school to keep him or her healthy.
1-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Half of Kids Who Needed Epinephrine Didn't Get It Before Trip to the Emergency Room

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A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology showed that even kids who were prescribed an epinephrine auto injector didn’t receive the life-saving medication when they needed it.
6-Jul-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Pharmacists Knew More About Penicillin Allergy Than MDs

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A new study shows many physicians who treat patients with “penicillin allergy” listed in their charts may not fully understand important facts about penicillin allergy.
8-Jun-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Memories of Summer Camp Should Be Filled with Joy, Not Allergy Symptoms

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Parents of kids with allergies and asthma need to do some advance planning before sending them off to summer camp.
25-Apr-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Are Tree Nut Allergies Diagnosed Too Often?

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A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows shows that about 50 percent of those who thought they were allergic to all tree nuts were able to pass an oral food challenge without a reaction.
21-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Top Allergy Organizations Issue Joint Statement on President Trump's Proposed Budget

A joint statement by the presidents of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology addresses the drastic cuts in medical research in the proposed budget by President Trump
16-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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