Q: My son goes to high school next year and wants to try out for the football team. But he has peanut and nut allergies and I wonder: is there a risk of him coming in contact with nut residue on the ball? Dr. Sharma: Having a food allergy shouldn’t limit a teen from living… Read more »
Q: What I don’t understand is: how does an expert decide whether a food allergy is “life-threatening” or not? This issue comes up frequently, such as when preparing forms for daycare or schools. Dr. Sharma: Your question is a great one because it points out a major limitation of our currently available food allergy tests,… Read more »
The New York Times Magazine published an article last month called “The Allergy Buster” that has generated much discussion about food allergy and excitement for potential treatments under study.