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Exposure to your allergen decreases your chances of outgrowing it according to Dr. Sami Bhana, past President of the American College of Asthma Allergy and Immunology (ACAAI) and professor of pediatrics and medicine and chief of the Allergy/Immunology Section at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. Bhana stated in his 2010 lecture at the […]
I am not in favor of using peanut oil or any other oil made from a substance to which you’re allergic. This sounds obvious, but it’s actually a controversial topic, since conflicting information exists saying that highly refined oils are GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe). The Food Allergy Initiative says that “peanut protein is found […]
Although I’m not an allergist, I attend the annual Allergy Update medical conference for allergists every year in Toronto. This year, Dr. Robert Hamilton informed us that the presence of IgE measured by a RAST test is not predictive of the severity of allergenic response: In fact, it’s less than 50% predictive. He advised that […]
I was surprised when I first learned that most ant traps contain peanut butter or peanuts as bait. Read the package carefully from any traps you may have in your home, and you will likely see the warning that they contain peanuts. Peanuts do not need to be disclosed by name on the ingredients list, […]