Say You’re Thanks

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With all the worries we have, we need to remember to be thankful for our blessings; we need to know gratitude. We worry about the economy, global warming, the country, the world. We worry about our kids’ achievements and our own. And for those of you reading this, you probably worry about allergies. But for at least one day, on Thanksgiving, put your worries aside and just be thankful. Continue reading…

Britney Spears’ Son’s Allergy

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Even the famous have allergies. This past week, Britney Spears’ son, Jayden, was hospitalized due to an apparent allergic reaction. Continue reading…

Another Study Confirms: Food Allergies are On the Rise

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta has completed the first federal study of the problem of food allergies according to this article. Food allergies are on the rise, as many of us are aware of already. Continue reading…

Experimental Treatment for Food Allergies

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We all know there is immunotherapy for hay fever or other environmental allergies, including insects and pollen. But those that suffer from food allergies don’t have this option. It is strict avoidance and diligent watching that food allergy sufferers have to live with. There is a recent study being conducted, however, that may have the potential to change this. Continue reading…

Food Allergies Bullies

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I know I have written on this subject before, but I think it bears repeating, especially with the latest news on the subject. A 13 year old in Kentucky is charged with felony wanton endangerment after allegedly putting crumbled peanut butter cookies into the lunch of a student who is allergic to peanuts. The student who is allergic to peanuts did not eat any of the food and luckily suffered no physical effects. Continue reading…

Trace Adkins Helping out Food Allergies

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I’ve always been amazed at what a little celebrity help can do for a cause. I think about Katie Couric and colon cancer awareness, Michael J. Fox and Parkinson’s Disease, even all the celebrities who have donned their milk moustaches for milk promotion. Celebrities help get the point across. One of the latest to take on a cause is Trace Adkins, country music star and food allergy parent. Continue reading…

Singulair Connected to Suicide

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Right now the allergy headlines are full of spring allergies, hay fever and sneezing. So it’s a bit of a shock to see suicide connected with allergies. However, experts and the FDA are now investigating the connection of suicide and the allergy/asthma medication, Singulair. Continue reading…

Good News for Allergy Sufferers and Their Contact Lenses

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For many people, spring is the worst time of the year for allergic rhinitis and it hits hard in the nose, the eyes, the head and more. For those of you that wear contact lenses on top of dealing with allergies, it can be challenging. Eye allergies are just as uncomfortable as any other part affected by allergies and by adding contacts which can often provide their own discomfort, it makes it even more uncomfortable. Continue reading…

Meredith Broussard Stirs up the Allergy Community

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It seems the allergy world is in an uproar after an interview on NPR and an article written by Meredith Broussard published in Harper’s Magazine. She discusses the rise of food allergies and the impact it has on so many aspects, but what has caused such a stir in the food allergy community is that she claims food allergies are not as severe as the media hype and over reactions make them out to be. Continue reading…

Xyzal: New Prescription Antihistamine to be Available for Fall Allergy Season

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Last May the FDA approved a new antihistamine which will be available soon by prescription only. “Xyzal is a once daily, non-drowsy, oral medication for the relief of seasonal and year round allergies and chronic hives.” Adults and children over 6 years old can take Xyzal. Continue reading…

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