Food Allergy

Top 9? Growing Prevalence of Sesame Food Allergy

December 23, 2020

Those in the food allergy community know the top eight food allergens like the back of their hand: Milk Eggs Fish Shellfish Tree nuts Peanuts Wheat Soy The talk about adding sesame to the top eight food allergens — making it the new “top nine”— has been a big topic in recent years. With new…

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Is Your Company Culture Causing Unintended Suffering for Allergic Staff?

November 25, 2020

Company culture can be a big reason someone is drawn to working for a company, and a strong culture can keep employees for the long run. Many companies have raised the bar in terms of expectations as more are trying to compete with Silicon Valley-type companies – free access to bikes on company campus, catered…

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Allergy-Proof Your Classic Thanksgiving Menu

November 10, 2020

Be sure to follow CDC and local guidelines regarding gatherings this Thanksgiving due to COVID-19 restrictions. Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where certain foods are almost a requirement. People have nostalgia for this special meal all year, and come to expect the delicious, savory foods on the fourth Thursday of November. For those with…

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Navigating College with Food Allergies

August 4, 2020

Choosing a college or university to attend for ‘the best years of your life’ can seem overwhelming and intimidating. Moving far from family and living with strangers in a completely new environment can be especially daunting when paired with a severe food allergy. In this blog, find tips to help navigate visiting and deciding on…

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Using COVID-19 Safety Measures? Consider Allergies & Asthma

June 24, 2020

Daily life is different right now — with COVID-19 still rampant in many cities across the U.S. As some areas start to get “back to a new normal,” others are experiencing an uptick in cases for the first time since the pandemic started. The CDC has said from the start — and continues to say — that…

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Headache Triggers For People With Allergies

April 29, 2020

Allergy doesn’t always look like allergy — and allergy symptoms can manifest in many different ways. Some experience itchy throat and runny nose. Others know their allergies are peaking when they experience headaches or migraines, and some find that headaches are their only allergy symptom. Though a definitive cause of migraines isn’t totally clear, clinical…

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Snack Smarter with These Top 8 Allergen-Free Recipes

April 15, 2020

Are you feeling overwhelmed when it comes to finding healthy snacks that are also free of the top eight food allergens? Especially in a time where supplies are limited, and going to the grocery store is not as openly available, it can be challenging and frustrating to find healthy, food allergy safe snacks. Making your…

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Sublingual Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergy Research Update

October 2, 2019

While awareness, acceptance, and use of sublingual immunotherapy — or allergy drops — has become mainstream in the past several decades in parts of Europe, in the U.S. it has been slower. When looking at disease modifying treatments, safety and effectiveness are at top of mind for patients and providers. Research is the most accepted…

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Avoiding Cross Contact and its Severe Side Effects

August 21, 2019

Those with food allergies understand that when it comes to reactions, there is danger in many situations outside of simply eating their allergen. For those with a peanut allergy, there’s concern of peanut being hidden in a potluck dish or school birthday treat. There’s worry of peanut being in a restaurant prepared dish. There’s the…

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What’s the Deal With Adult Onset Allergies?

August 7, 2019

One out of four adults with food allergy had their first reaction as an adult, recent studies show. Why do allergies suddenly show up in adults? It’s one mystery in allergy that still needs to be solved. Dr. Mary Morris, Allergychoices Medical Advisor, partner at Allergy Associates of La Crosse and a lead author of the La Crosse…

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