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Is Oral Immunotherapy Safe For My Child?

Is Oral Immunotherapy Safe For My Child?

Food allergies affect around 15 million Americans. According to the CDC, the food allergy has increased by almost 50% from 1997 to 2011, which is almost triple for peanut & tree nut allergies. Each year more than 200,000 people require emergency care due to a reaction to food allergies.
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Pollen counter says Boise tree pollen is abnormally high | Haley Squiers | May 14th 2019 | Idaho 2 News

BOISE, Idaho (CBS 2) — In the City of Trees, trees are the pollen problem, specifically pine trees.
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Boise pollen counts are ‘abnormally high’ this year, and your allergies may get worse | By Nicole Blanchard and Audrey Dutton | MAY 13, 2019 | Idaho Statesman

This is an Article written by Nicole Blanchard and Audrey Dutton at the Idaho Statesman on May 13th, 2019.
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Can Oral Immunotherapy Prevent Anaphylactic Shock?

Can Oral Immunotherapy Prevent Anaphylactic Shock?

Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) involves feeding an allergic person an increasing amount of the allergen (allergic food), under the guidance of an allergist, with the goal of raising the threshold level that triggers a reaction. For example, a person with a peanut allergy is given small amounts of peanut protein that would not trigger an allergic reaction.
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How Does it Feel to Give Epinephrine to Yourself?

How Does it Feel to Give Epinephrine to Yourself?

Well, most of you know that my daughter has food allergies. Yes, I am a food allergy mom. So I go through the epinephrine autoinjector training and the FARE action plan training to every friend, family or baby sitter watching my child every time I leave my child (more like a mom than an allergist - if you can believe it!).
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How To Have A Successful OIT Treatment

How To Have A Successful OIT Treatment

Allergies to food can bother you throughout your life, and the fear of inadvertent exposure can affect your peace of mind to a large extent. However, with the introduction of Oral immunotherapy (OIT), food allergies can be treated and you can live an appeasing life without any fears.There can be many questions in your mind regarding OIT. Here we have answered the most commonly asked questions regarding OIT to help you clear your doubts.What Is The Recommended Age For OIT?To be a part of the OIT,...
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Boise Allergy Clinic Begins New Immersive Treatment | By RICHARD COPELAND | February 6, 2019 | NPR

This is an Article written by Richard Copeland at Boise State Public Radio on February 6th, 2019
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Can an Allergic Reaction Cause Eczema?

Can an Allergic Reaction Cause Eczema?

Eczema is a non-contagious, chronic, skin condition characterized by redness, severe itching, & scaly rashes. Eczema is prevalent in people of all ages but more commonly in children. Eczema affects over 30 million people in the US. While there is no definite treatment for Eczema it can be prevented.
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OIT Treatment For Tree Nut Allergies

OIT Treatment For Tree Nut Allergies

Increasing numbers of people have allergies to tree nuts and other foods. Every day, about 500 people in the United States visit an emergency room for a life-threatening reaction to some kind of food. For example, almost 1 in 6 people are allergic to peanuts. Since traces of peanuts are in many foods, it can be a problem to avoid them.
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Solution to Peanut Allergy Revealed in New Study

Solution to Peanut Allergy Revealed in New Study

The Realities of Food AllergiesThe number of children in the United States that suffer from food allergies is nearly 6 million; the number of those that have suffered a severe reaction is approximately 40 percent. These statistics create an extreme amount of fear for parents.Foods like peanuts, milk, eggs and shellfish are all around us. Imagine the constant anxiety you would have as a parent at holiday get-togethers or birthday parties. If someone was not aware of a food allergy there could be ...
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