Anaphylaxis Reactions

Anaphylaxis Reactions

Kelly, a 14-year-old high school girl, who went to camp, experienced several episodes of lip swelling, dizziness and wheezing.  She was sent to the local emergency room.  She was treated with antihistamines, epinephrine and a high dose of steroids.  She did well until...
Diagnosis of Food Allergy Not an Easy Task

Diagnosis of Food Allergy Not an Easy Task

Most cases of food allergy occur when a person with particular genetic predisposition produces specific immunoglobulin E (allergy antibody) to the protein of a particular food.  When these IgE antibodies react with certain food, it triggers the release of histamine...

Food Intolerance, Poisoning and Allergy

An estimated 11 million Americans, suffer from food allergies, which accounts for roughly 20.000 emergency room visits annually. Each year, as many as 150 to 200 people die from food-allergic reactions, involving severe swelling in the throat and cardiovascular...

Hives and Anaphylaxis in Food Allergy

An estimated 11 million Americans suffer from food allergies, which accounts for roughly 20,000 emergency room visits annually.  And, unfortunately, as many as 200 people die from food-allergy reactions each year.   But, food-allergy and intolerance are not the same....

Peanuts can Cause Severe Reactions

Most cases of food allergies occur when someone with a genetic predisposition produces specific IgE antibodies to the certain protein of a particular food.    When these IgE antibodies react to a specific protein, the release of chemicals from cells is triggered....

Milk, Lactose Allergies Differ

Two million — or 8 percent — of children in the United States are affected by food allergies. Common food allergies in kids include milk, eggs, soy, wheat, peanuts and tree nuts. Cow milk allergies can affect people of any age, but it is more common among...

Allergies from Eggs Common in Kids

Egg allergies are one of the most common food allergies found in infants and children.  In general, reactions are not as severe as those from peanut, nut, shellfish, or fish allegeries, though severe reactions can occur. Most children outgrow egg allergies before five...

Oral Allergy Syndrome

Raven, a 28-year old long distance runner, had a lengthy history of increased sneezing with a runny nose in the fall. After undergoing skin tests, her doctor diagnosed a ragweed allergy. She followed her doctor’s advice and began her daily run in the early morning....

Seafood Allergy

According to a nationwide survey, nearly 7 million Americans, about 2.3% of the U.S. population, has a seafood allergy.  Shellfish allergy constitutes 1-50 people, while 1-250 have a fish allergy. Seafood allergy usually develops in late childhood and adulthood and is...