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The New Peanut Allergy Recommendations | Peanut Allergy Treatments Boise

The New Peanut Allergy Recommendations | Peanut Allergy Treatments Boise

Triggered by growing concerns regarding the numbers of children with peanut allergies, as many as two percent, which by some accounts reflects a four-fold increase since the late 1990s, the National Institutes of Health sponsored a study on ways that parents can reduce the risk to their children. The results may be surprising.
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Is abdominal cramping caused by a food allergy?

Is abdominal cramping caused by a food allergy?

Current estimates indicate that Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects from 10-25% in the general population with a predominance in young adult women. IBS is associated with abdominal pain, bloating and discomfort associate with bowel habit changes.
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Is it Food Allergy or EoE?

Is it Food Allergy or EoE?

If you are having problems with difficulty swallowing certain foods it may be a sign of a chronic allergic condition called, Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). We are learning this condition is more common than we once thought. It occurs in children and adults and seen more in males than females. It is prevalent in families that have a history of allergic disease. In children it presents with refusal of food, poor growth, abdominal pain, reflux and vomiting. In adults, there is difficulty swallowin...
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Itchy after eating fresh apple, berries or cantaloupes? Pollen- food allergy syndrome!

Itchy after eating fresh apple, berries or cantaloupes? Pollen- food allergy syndrome!

For some people who have hay fever, fresh fruits, vegetables and certain nuts can trigger an allergic reaction that causes the lips/mouth to tingle or itch. It can also cause throat swelling or itching all over the body. This is also known as “oral allergy syndrome.” What causes this immune reaction? This reaction occurs because the structure of proteins found in some fruits and vegetables are identical to those found in pollen. These identical proteins confuse the immune system and ...
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Are you comfortable talking about food allergy?

Are you comfortable talking about food allergy?

Time and again, we read food-related life threatening reaction especially in adolescent agr group, because they felt uncomfortable or awkward to communicate about their food allergy to their peers. As an allergist, I am devastated to hear about these fatal reactions which could be easily prevented. Based on my experience with my food allergy patients, I have compiled a list of ways to help food allergy patients with these difficult conversations and helping them feel accepted and respected for t...
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ALCAT and IgG testing for food allergy, intolerance and other disorders: The Reality!!

ALCAT and IgG testing for food allergy, intolerance and other disorders: The Reality!!

As an allergy practice in the valley, we are always asked about the reliability and appropriateness of the ALCAT and IgG food allergy tests. Infact, we see at least, one patient a week bringing this detailed food testing to our office and wondering if they should be practicing this diet of “mild”, “moderate”, “severe” or better yet, “red”, “yellow”, “green” diets. Most recently, I saw a frustrated father who has put his chil...
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Is early introduction of peanut advisable? Learn what LEAP study has to say!

Is early introduction of peanut advisable? Learn what LEAP study has to say!

Early introduction of peanuts have long been a debate. Nevertheless, in the United States, the prevalence of peanut allergy has become four times rising from 0.4% in 1997 to more than 2% in 2010. Various theories on correct timing of peanut introduction to a infant's diet have emerged over the last decade. In 2000, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the biggest organization of pediatricians in United States, recommended that introduction of peanuts should be avoided till 3 years of ag...
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