Category Archives: Peanut Allergy

Peanut Patch Study Shows Promising Results

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies. It affects millions and their families around the nation, requiring constant alertness. Exposure to even trace amounts of the nut can cause mild to moderate reactions (e.g. itching, sneezing, rashes) and in severe cases, it can be potentially fatal. Thankfully, a study recently published by […]

Trick-or-Treat: Non-Food Treats for Halloween

Much like ghosts, zombies and creepy clowns, food allergies can be a frightening thing too. The tradition of Halloween has always been to pass out candy to all the trick-or-treaters that pass by. For parents of children with food allergens, this can get frustrating. If a child with food allergies took one bite of the […]

Teal Pumpkin Project

Have you noticed any pumpkins around town that don’t look like your usual pumpkin? You may be wondering if there are even vines out there producing teal pumpkins. That would be pretty cool, right? We’re sorry to break it to you but there is no such thing as a teal pumpkin patch. Those teal pumpkins that […]

EpiPen Price Hike Sparks Parent Outrage in Atlanta

Zero point three ounces doesn’t sound like a whole lot of anything, but it’s the difference between life and death for some folks. Millions of people are at risk of severe allergic reactions and they rely on 0.3 ounces of epinephrine, a synthetic form of adrenaline, to treat those reactions. A stuffy nose, a slight […]

Early Introduction of Peanuts Can Reduce Peanut Allergy in Older Children

  A study published in the February 26, 2015 New England Journal of Medicine indicates that early introduction of peanuts significantly decreases allergy development in some children. This could potentially lead to prevention of children forming peanut allergy at a later age. Food allergies occur when the body’s immune system overreacts to a normally harmless food […]