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...