Tag Archives: Peanut Allergy

Pregnancy: to eat nuts or not to eat nuts?

One of the most common questions I get from expectant mothers is if she should eat nuts or avoid them during pregnancy, to avoid her future baby having food allergies.   I asked the same question during my own pregnancy 3 … Continue reading

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School Access to Epinephrine

On November 13, 2013, President Obama signed into law the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act.  This act encourages states to adopt laws that require schools to have on hand “stock” epinephrine auto-injectors.  This law will help protect children whose … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat? How your child with food allergy can still participate in the festivities–safely.

For many children and families, Halloween marks a fun time, filled with parades at school, costumes and trick or treating.  For the families of children with food allergies, this time of year may bring much anxiety.  You may be worried … Continue reading

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Peanut Allergy

There has been promising new work on a oral immunotherapy or desensitization to peanuts.  In the initial studies patients started with a very low level of peanut protein, in a very controlled fashion.  Initial amounts were equal to about 1/1,000 … Continue reading

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