Category Archives: Allergies

Anaphylaxis: Be prepared!

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. It affects multiple body systems including the skin, gastrointestinal, respiratory and cardiovascular system. Symptoms can start within seconds or minutes … Full Entry »

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Humidifiers and indoor allergies

During the winter, dry air is often the cause of chapped lips, dry skin and irritated sinus passages. Doctors might advise that the moisture from a humidifier could soothe dry … Full Entry »

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Introducing peanut butter to infants

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends parents introduce allergenic and non-allergenic foods – including peanuts – starting around 4-6 months of age, in infants without a history of an … Full Entry »

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Food allergies: Always being prepared

We were guilty of the adage “ignorance is bliss.” Allergic to food? Sure, we’d heard stories, but we never knew anyone who had a life-threatening food allergy. The concept was foreign to us, … Full Entry »

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Allergy and asthma during the holiday season

In the next few weeks and during the holiday season, many families will be decorating their homes, attending parties and traveling to visit friends and relatives. For people with allergies … Full Entry »

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