Looking for options for how to control your seasonal allergies? Under-the-tongue-tablets that effectively improve hay fever symptoms may soon be on the market. The best part? Studies show that their protective effect lingers years after patients stop taking them.
For adults with allergies, the workplace presents a whole set of challenges when it comes to educating co-workers and employers. But the fact remains: you have the right to a safe environment. Here are some tips on how to deal with common issues like the business lunch and the unsympathetic colleague. Coping with Colleagues Q.… Read more »
According to Dr. Scott Sicherer at New York’s Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, having one food allergy can put you at a higher risk for reaction to other foods. A person may be generally predisposed to have food allergy and be allergic to multiple, unrelated common allergens such as peanut, egg and milk. Or, a person… Read more »
From the Allergic Living archives. In May 2008, kindergarten pupil Ethan Johnston had a frightening anaphylactic reaction to yogurt when a dribble of a classmate’s snack splashed onto his lunch. Yet, incredibly, these days, Ethan drinks a milkshake every evening before bedtime at his home in Camrose, Alberta. How can this be? The 7-year-old, who… Read more »
Allergic Living’s handy region-by-region field guide to Canada.
The kids cry out for a winter reprieve to the sun and sights at Disney. But is the sojourn safe for families of kids with multiple allergies?
From the Allergic Living archives. It was a week so harrowing that Michelle Wilson can have trouble remembering which child reacted first. For the mother from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, the anxiety began on the first birthday for younger daughter Paige. The family was celebrating over ice cream when the child’s head began to swell. “It… Read more »
It was the afternoon of Rob Kania’s first day on the job at a marketing firm. Everyone was gathered for a celebration of a colleague’s birthday. The person being feted started handing out slices of cake. Kania said “no thanks” to a piece, and his new colleague looked taken aback. Her look said: “Who is… Read more »