Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

by slashallergies

Gilbert author focuses on food allergies in kids’ book
Writing is something of a family affair for Gilbert author Kathy Webb Penrod. She wrote her newly-released, first-published children’s book, “Tumptin’s Sneeze” because the only daughter among her five children had a friend with an allergy to peanuts. One of her sons inspired the name of the elephant in the title. And her kids and husband all serve as sounding boards for her ideas and drafts.

Protecting yourself from Christmas tree allergies
“The first issue is the tree itself, even though they’ve been cut and it is winter, they still have pollen probably with certain trees,” said Dr. Dennis Rhoades of Doctors Care. “But, on top of that the trees can have mold associated with them because they’ve been in damp environments, been watered and outside so you’re bringing a source of mold inside as well.”

Food allergies decoded: interview with allergist and author Dr. Atul Shah
The true food allergy implies the reactions related to high amount of food specific Immunoglobulin E (IgE) present in the food allergic individuals. For example, the peanut allergic person will have high IgE specific to peanut and that is responsible for life threatening allergic reactions.

DBV Technologies’ Viaskin: potential revolution in treating allergy, offering up hope to the most severe and most vulnerable patients
DBV Technologies, whose shares are traded on segment C of Euronext Paris (Ticker: DBV), believes that its VIASKIN® platform is a game-changer, notably for children and adults who suffer from potentially lethal food allergies. DBV claims that its VIASKIN® technology offers a novel and breakthrough treatment, thanks to a fully proprietary and original method called EPIT (Epicutaneous Immunotherapy) characterized by its safety, thereby opening the door to the treatment of the more severe allergies.

For Staten Island man, food allergy leads to new Hanukkah tradition
When Roy Moskowitz had an allergy to potatoes and apples diagnosed one of the adjustments he had to make was at holiday time. “I no longer miss potato latkes,” says Moskowitz. “I actually like the zucchini latkes better. They’re creamier.”

via /Allergies: Tuesday, December 11th, 2012