Tag Archives: Allergy

Food allergy horror stories from 35,000 feet: ‘Mommy, I don’t want to die’ – CNN

(CNN) — Imagine having a life-threatening emergency while locked inside a metal container 35,000 feet above the ground, unable to leave or call 911 for desperately needed medical attention. Now envision going through that frightening experience surrounded by medically untrained airline personnel or fellow passengers who don’t take you seriously or even block your access… Read More »

What’s the difference between a food allergy and an intolerance? – WRAL.com

By Monica Laliberte, WRAL executive producer/consumer reporter Raleigh, N.C. — Have you ever heard someone say that a person is “a little” allergic to a particular food? Consumer Reports says there’s no such thing. A food intolerance is more likely. While some of the symptoms of an allergy and an intolerance are similar, the differences… Read More »

Pureed peanuts advised for infants to stave off allergy – Physician’s Weekly

By Saumya Joseph (Reuters Health) – Feeding pureed peanut products regularly to babies before their first birthday could reduce their risk of developing peanut allergies later on, doctors advise. In a practice guide for health care providers published in CMAJ, a team of pediatricians and allergy specialists encourage introducing peanuts in pureed or powdered form… Read More »

Lone Star tick, known to cause red meat allergy, found in northern Wisconsin: report

The Lone Star tick, a type of tick that’s known to cause some people it bites to develop an allergy to red meat, has reportedly been found in northern Wisconsin — a rare occurrence as these small arachnids aren’t typically found in the state.  The tick was purportedly spotted near Eau Claire County, per local… Read More »