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Dining Out with Food Allergies

Dining out is one of America’s favorite pastimes, but for peo­ple with food allergies and intolerances, the experience can often be frustrating and stressful. Paul An­tico, founder of AllergyEats, an online source for finding allergy-friendly res­taurants, understands these challenges firsthand from dining out with his three food-allergic children.

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Home Is Where the Sneeze Is

When you have indoor aller­gies, it’s hard to feel like “there’s no place like home.” The good news is there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your exposure to indoor allergens.

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Have a Sneeze-Free, Wheeze-Free Winter

Spring and fall are not the only seasons that prove troublesome for those with allergies & asthma. Winter weather causes people to spend more time indoors, where a host of household allergens can be found. For people with asthma, cold air and out­door winter activities can worsen asthma symptoms. Fortunately, there are things you can do to have a sneeze-free, wheeze-free winter.

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9 Common Allergy Triggers

An allergen is an otherwise harmless substance that the immune system mistakes as being harmful. There are many types of allergens and conditions caused by them. Some people are allergic to lots of things. Some people are allergic to only one thing or to very few things. What a person is allergic to is determined by many different factors, including the environment, a person’s genes, and the way the immune system works. Here are the nine most common types of allergens.

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Using Powder-Free Latex Gloves Reduces Latex Allergy Rate in Healthcare Workers

Researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin investigating latex allergy in healthcare workers have demonstrated that the most effective public health strategy to prevent allergic sensitization is by stopping the use of powdered latex gloves. Previous medical studies pointed out this association of latex allergy to powdered latex glove use but were not able to completely confirm this link in specific workers.

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Fall is Here!

Now that summer has come to an end, it’s time to think about the new school year, fall allergies, and cooler weather. This is also a time when people with asthma may notice a change in their condition. Being prepared for these changes can make a big difference in keeping your or your child’s asthma well controlled.

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When Your Job Causes Asthma

Occupational asthma is caused by inhaling fumes, gases, dust, or other potentially harmful substances while “on the job.” Often, your symptoms are worse during the days or nights you work, improve when you have time off, and start again when you go back to work.

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Don’t Let Allergies & Asthma Haunt Halloween Fun

Halloween can be a frightful time for parents of kids with allergies & asthma. Nut-filled candy isn’t the only bogeyman that can ruin the fun. Allergy and asthma triggers can hide in other, unexpected places, too, from dusty costumes to leering jack-o’-lanterns.

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