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Allergy

The Peanut Pill is Now FDA Approved

The peanut pill, Palforzia, has been approved by the FDA, so what are food allergy patients supposed to think? Here is what we know. Palforzia (peanut flour in a capsule) is to be used as oral immunotherapy (OIT) for 4 to 17 year-olds with a confirmed diagnosis of peanut allergy....
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How Eating Apples (and other foods) Can Make Your Throat Itch

You’ve just cut that tasty, crispy apple into sections. You take a big bite, chew, and enjoy the sweet-tart crunchy fruit. But a minute or two later, your throat starts to tingle and itch. What’s happening? Oral Allergy Syndrome Food pollen or oral allergy syndrome might occur if...
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Things you can do to minimize fall allergy symptoms

Seasonal fall allergies are sometimes the result of changes in weather that can increase the presence of airborne pollens or mold. In some patients, this can cause the onset of seasonal allergy symptoms. In other cases, seasonal allergies in the fall are caused by more time spent...
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Managing Seasonal Allergies

Spring and Summer are active times of the year for people living in the Atlanta area. Love is in the air, in more ways than one. Trees and grasses release pollen into the air as part of their reproductive cycles. Life is good, unless you are a person with allergies to those...
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Allergies, Asthma and the Hygiene Hypothesis

Leading medical researchers have offered the “hygiene hypothesis” to explain the rising number of diagnosed allergy and asthma cases. The theory maintains that modern living environments are simply too clean and germ free. Exceptionally clean environments deprive children...
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