Category Archives: Food 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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Food Allergies on the Rise. Will there be a cure?

There is new data that suggested that introducing common allergenic foods such as peanut may reduce a child’s risk for developing food allergies,  according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).  The new recommendations … Continue reading

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Is it possible to develop food allergies later on in life?

This is a common question that people ask, and the answer depends on the person as well as the food.  In general, most food allergies start in infancy and childhood.  For milk, egg, and peanut allergy, these food allergies are … Continue reading

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