Peanut allergies are rising quickly.

Peanut allergies are rising quickly. Late-breaking research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting suggests that peanut allergy in children has increased 21 percent since 2010, and that nearly 2.5 percent of U.S. children may have an allergy to peanuts Thankfully, parents now have a way to potentially prevent peanut allergy by introducing peanut products to infants early after assessing risk with their pediatrician and allergist. Diagnosing food allergy is not easy, but a proper diagnosis is very important to prevent allergic reactions at home. Allergists are specially trained to administer allergy testing and...

It’s National Cheeseburger Day. But, did you know that some people are actually allergic to meat?

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Meat from any kind of mammal — beef, lamb, pork, goat, and even whale and seal — can cause an allergic reaction. While we do not know the number of people in the U.S. affected by meat allergy, we do know that it is uncommon. Unlike common food allergies to milk, egg, peanut, and wheat that present as immediate skin, respirtatory tract, and gastrointestinal sympotms, meat reactions are delayed for 4-6 hours. This delay often allows the preceding meal to be missed in the diagnostic detective work. Ironically, a bite from the Lone Star tick can cause people to develop an...
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