Tag: American College of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)

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Study: 61% of Anaphylactic Reactions Occur at Home

Interesting data from the recent ACAAI conference sheds light on how and where anaphylactic reactions in kids are triggered.
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Pediatricians Slow to Implement Early Peanut Introduction Guidelines

Only 11% are adequately following the guidelines leaving many at risk of developing peanut allergy later in life.
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Nearly Half of Adults with Food Allergies Develop Them as Adults

Black, Asian and Hispanic adults have higher risk of developing allergy to shellfish and peanuts than whites.

Study: Two Thirds of Children in Need of Epinephrine Arent Receiving...

Despite overwhelming evidence that it leads to better outcomes, children are going without even when treated in the ER.

Study: Most Colleges Lack Comprehensive Food Allergy Support

Dr Ruchi Gupta and her team looked at how colleges support their students with food allergy.

Relieving Anxiety in Children: The Proximity Food Challenge

Discuss with the allergist to determine whether such a challenge makes sense for your anxious child.
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Study: False Positives are Common for Siblings of Children with Food...

False positives generally lead to food avoidance which may increase the risk for developing an allergy later in life.

Epinephrine Auto-Injector Needles: Long Enough for Heavier Patients?

Needle length is calculated to deliver epinephrine through clothing, skin and subcutaneous fat to the thigh muscle. But are they long enough for obese patients?

Must Read: WaPo Article on Oral Allergy Syndrome

We encourage you to read the article especially if you experience these symptoms or are coping with unexplained reactions to various foods.

ACAAI Study: What Your Doctor May Not Know About Allergies

A new study has found that many primary care physicians are not well versed in the causes and best treatments for allergies.

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