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Peanut Allergy Oral Immunotherapy: Is Earlier Better?

KFA News Team ·
“Peanut allergy can have an adverse impact on quality of life for the child and family. Severe allergic reactions can occur with just a tiny ingestion of peanut allergen. A new NIH study provides encouraging news that children may be successfully treated with OIT for peanut allergy at a very young age.” – Lynda Mitchell, chief operating officer of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America What health issue did the study examine? We currently have no effective means to cure or treat food...
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Peanut Patch Could Be Game Changer

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Now, doctors at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital and 23 other hospitals worldwide are testing what they hope will be a breakthrough treatment. It is a patch that exposes the wearer to small amounts of peanut protein through the skin. Over time, they...
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Pollen Immunotherapy May Relieve Oral Allergy Syndrome Symptoms in Children

KFA News Team ·
We know that children with pollen food allergy syndrome (PFAS) also suffer from seasonal allergies. A new study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston shows that allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) can be effective in reducing PFAS symptoms for pediatric patients.
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Prior Food Allergic Individuals Could Be at Risk of Developing Eosinophilic Esophagitis to the Same Food

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Prior Food Allergic Individuals Could Be at Risk of Developing Eosinophilic Esophagitis tothe Same Food SAN DIEGO, CA According to a study presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the AmericanAcademy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), people who have outgrown a foodallergy might be at risk of developing another conditioncalled eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)to the same food. EoE is characterized by the presence of large numbers of...
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Prolonged Avoidance of Peanuts after Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Reverse Its Effects

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Prolonged Avoidance of Peanuts after Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Reverse Its Effects SAN DIEGO, CA Research presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academyof Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) continues to provide insight into the questions thatsurround possible food allergy treatments being investigated. In particular, one study suggested that prolonged avoidance of peanuts following peanut oral immunotherapy may reverse theeffects achieved...
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Research Links Infants’ Microbiome to Development of Immune System, Allergic Diseases and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Results from Detroit Birth Cohort First Revealed at AAAAI Annual Meeting   (Press Release)   Houston, TX – A number of studies related to the Wayne County Health Environment Allergy and Asthma Longitudinal Study in Detroit (WHEALS)...
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Research Suggests Eosinophilic Esophagitis Is a Late Manifestation of the Atopic March

KFA News Team ·
The atopic march describes how patients who have an allergic disease are more likely to develop another or multiple allergic diseases in their lifetime. This progression commonly starts with eczema in infancy and can develop into food allergy, asthma or hay fever in childhood. Now, new research being presented at the Joint Congress provides evidence that EoE is a late but probable part of this disease progression.
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Increased Consumption of Phytoestrogens Linked to Lower Incidence of Wheezing, Asthma and Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Increased Consumption of Phytoestrogens Linked to Lower Incidence of Wheezing, Asthma and Allergy SAN DIEGO, CA – Is there a relationship between diet and markers of asthma and allergies? Individuals who had higher urinary levels of certain...
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Inside the My Life With Food Allergy Report: When Should a Child Receive Epinephrine?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In August 2019, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released their My Life With Food Allergy Parent Survey Report. The report highlights the significant social, emotional and financial impact food allergies can have on parents. Our findings also revealed that many children do not receive epinephrine when they are having a severe allergic reaction for many reasons. We asked Dr. Michael Pistiner, pediatric allergist at MassGeneral, to talk about these findings.
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Join Us for the Release of a Monumental Food Allergy Report

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If you have a child with food allergies, finding resources to help keep your family safe is a top priority. That's why we at AAFA are proud to have co-sponsored a report with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that recommends ways to increase our understanding of and approaches to food allergies so that we can keep children safe. This exciting report, “Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy: Assessment of the Global Burden, Causes, Prevention, Management, and...
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Landmark Study May Change How We Feed Peanut Butter To Infants

Kids With Food Allergies ·
High-Risk Infants Fed Peanuts Developed Allergy At Lower Rate Than Other Babies - Study May Pave Way for New Prevention Strategies   Feeding peanut butter to infants at risk for developing peanut allergies prevented those same babies from...
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Many Pediatricians Are Not Sharing New Peanut Introduction Guidelines With Parents

KFA News Team ·
Guidelines to help parents introduce peanut-containing products to infants to prevent peanut allergies aren’t being discussed. New research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows pediatricians are not only not having the discussion, they’re not referring high-risk babies for testing prior to peanut introduction.
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Oral Milk Allergy Therapy Loses Power Over Time

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Robert Wood, MD, of Johns Hopkins University, presented research at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) meeting last week that warns of the effects of oral milk allergy immunotherapy. "Among children who underwent oral...
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Milk Allergy Study Shows People with Asthma Should Be Included in Food Allergy Research

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent study showed some success in treating milk-allergic asthmatics with oral immunotherapy.   The authors suggested that future studies include people with asthma. That's because people with food allergies and asthma have a higher risk for...
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Severe Allergic Reaction Trends Rising - But So Is Epinephrine Use

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Researchers looked at trends in anaphylaxis over ten years. They found a significant increase in anaphylaxis. They also found that more people were receiving epinephrine for the treatment of anaphylaxis.
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My Life With Food Allergy Report: Assessing the Effects of Food Allergy on Families

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Our report – the My Life With Food Allergy: Parent Survey Report – gives a summary of the emotional, social and financial impact on the parent or caregiver of a child with food allergies. Read more about the findings.
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New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

KFA Medical Advisors ·
A Disappointing Reality: Many Families of Food-Allergic Kids Are Not Carrying Epinephrine by David Stukus, MD   It is a well-known fact that epinephrine is the best treatment for anaphylactic reactions. Patients or their adult caregivers are...
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New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Why It’s Important to Read Past the Headlines -  Doctors Explain New Peanut Allergy Study   Editor's note:  The KFA/AAFA leadership recognize that interpreting the findings of the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study is...
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New Research on Growing Issue of Red Meat Allergy

KFA News Team ·
Kids With Food Allergies is sharing this press release from the 2018 AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress to bring you the latest research news quickly. Three studies were presented about Alpha Gal or Red Meat Allergy.
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New Studies on the Role of Oral Food Challenges in Food Allergy Diagnosis and Eczema

KFA News Team ·
Oral food challenges (OFCs) are the gold standard for allergists when diagnosing a food allergy. The person being tested is given a very small dose of the food by mouth under the supervision of a board-certified allergist to test for a severe reaction. Two medically challenging cases being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston contain new information on the benefits of OFCs when diagnosing food allergies.
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New Study Shows Nearly 1-in-50 Americans At-Risk of Severe Allergic Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  DATE: October 21, 2013 FROM: AAFA External Affairs CONTACT: AAFA NEW STUDY SHOWS NEARLY 1-IN-50 AMERICANS AT-RISK OF SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTIONS Anaphylaxis is More Common than Many Thought, Most Patients are Not Prepared October 21, 2013,...
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New Study Shows Sesame Allergy May Be More Common Than Some Top 8 Food Allergies

KFA News Team ·
Recently, the FDA has been asking for more data to support adding sesame to the list of top food allergens. A new study titled “Prevalence and Severity of Sesame Allergy in the United States” has been released by the JAMA Network today in response to the FDA’s request.
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New Survey Reveals Deficiencies in Care for Patients with Severe Allergic Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Knowledge gaps especially apparent for primary care and emergency physicians, often on front line in treatment for anaphylaxis   January 14, 2015, WASHINGTON, DC – (PRNewswire/USNewswire) A novel study by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation...
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The Future of Food Allergy: Developing New Treatments

KFA Medical Advisors ·
The future of food allergy: developing new treatments   by Michael H. Land, MD FAAAAI   I'm the father of a food allergic child. If you're reading this, I am guessing you or someone close to you has a food allergy. The minute you found out...
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NIH-Funded Study Shows Peanut Allergy Prevention Strategy Is Nutritionally Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Early-Life Peanut Consumption Does Not Affect Duration of Breastfeeding or Children’s Growth and Nutrition
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Pairing Xolair (Omalizumab) with Oral Immunotherapy Improves Outcome for Milk Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Pairing Oral Immunotherapy with Biological Medication for Allergic Asthma Reduces Dosing-Related Side Effects and Time Needed to Reach Maintenance Dose   SAN DIEGO, CA – Omalizumab is an immunomodulator medication, which means it acts...
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You're Invited to an Important Food Allergy Research Meeting

Kids With Food Allergies ·
An important public workshop about food allergy is happening soon. You can attend in person or listen live from your computer.   Where: Keck Center in Washington, D.C. When: August 31 and September 1   The speakers include board-certified...
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Do You Know When and How to Use Epinephrine for Allergy Emergencies?

KFA News Team ·
A recent study asked 859 families about the food allergy care they received from their allergist and pediatrician. Some of the questions were about the way they were treated. Other questions were about the information they were given. The results showed both good news and bad news. Most parents felt very good about their doctors Nearly all said that they were treated with courtesy and respect. They also said that the doctor listened to their questions and concerns. “I was happy to see...
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Study Finds Cause of Mysterious Food Allergy, Suggests New Treatment Strategy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
PRESS RELEASE Study Finds Cause of Mysterious Food Allergy, Suggests New Treatment Strategy CINCINNATI, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research in Nature Genetics identifies a novel genetic and molecular pathway in the esophagus that...
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Study Finds If You Suspect Anaphylaxis, Use Epinephrine Early

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis) is a sudden, severe allergic reaction . It must be treated right away because it can cause death.   A recent journal article presented some issues related to emergency anaphylaxis care.   Diagnosis can be...
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Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Australian researchers say they may have come up with a potential treatment for peanut allergy that combines eating peanuts with a probiotic. More studies are needed and parents should not try this at home, the scientists say. Probiotics are sometimes...
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Study Reveals High Food Allergy Risks Among Inner-City Kids

Kids With Food Allergies ·
According to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University, children who live in inner-city areas are more susceptible to food allergies. Results of the study are published in the  Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology ....
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Study Shows Emergency Department Visits for Anaphylaxis Have Increased Since 2008

KFA News Team ·
From 2008 to 2016, the overall incidence of emergency department visits for anaphylaxis saw a 2.3-fold increase, with the greatest increase occurring in children under five years of age, according to a recently published article in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice (JACI: In Practice), an official journal of the AAAAI.
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Study Shows It May Be Possible to Eat Peanut Regularly Years After OIT

KFA News Team ·
A lot of questions remain about long-term allergy outcomes following immunotherapy. A new study presented at the 2019 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting has found that the ability to incorporate peanut food equivalents into the diet is maintained years after completing food immunotherapy.
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Study Supports AAP Allergy Prevention Recommendations

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A study published in Pediatrics on November 18, 2013, supports the current American Academy of Pediatrics' allergy prevention recommendations to not introduce solids before 4 to 6 months of age. The study found the delay of the...
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Re: Four Moms Show Power of Getting Involved in Food Allergy Research

K8sMom2002 ·
Oh, wow! I am so excited about this! Can't wait to hear more ... and maybe in five years, we'll be so much further down the road than we are now. Thank you, ladies, for the hard work you've put into this!
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Re: Four Moms Show Power of Getting Involved in Food Allergy Research

AndreaN ·
This is fantastic! Thank you for all your work!
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Re: Four Moms Show Power of Getting Involved in Food Allergy Research

Gloria ·
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead
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Re: Four Moms Show Power of Getting Involved in Food Allergy Research

um Ahmad ·
So glad to be joining this group!! my 6 and 2 year old boys have allergies for dairy, eggs and tree nuts ����
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Re: Four Moms Show Power of Getting Involved in Food Allergy Research

Will Way ·
Welcome! My 6-year-old is allergic to eggs and tree nut too. I have found a lot of great tips and recipes on this website.
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Re: Join Us for the Release of a Monumental Food Allergy Report

Allison ·
If you missed the webinar, or want to listen again, you can find the recording here: http://nationalacademies.org/h...ies/2016-NOV-30.aspx
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Re: Help Drive the Future of Food Allergy Research

Elisa2 ·
Hi: I could not access the registry. It never responded. I was in a perpetual state of “one moment please”….
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Re: Help Drive the Future of Food Allergy Research

K8sMom2002 ·
Thanks! Can you tell me a little bit about what browser you're using? I'll make sure to send an alert to the folks who work with the registry.
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Re: Help Drive the Future of Food Allergy Research

Elisa2 ·
Safari 10.0.3 on a Mac using El Capitan
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K8sMom2002 ·
Thanks! I'll forward this info, too. I know I was able to access the registry some months ago using Safari on Lion ... we'll get it sorted out for you. Thanks for wanting to participate! I have a feeling that this registry is going to help drive food allergy research far!
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Kathy P ·
Hi @Elisa2 - Can you tell me how far you got in the process? Were you able to create your account? Able to log in? On what page did it get stuck for you? I just went through the process to create a new account and then log in. There are pages that load quite slowly.
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Re: Help Drive the Future of Food Allergy Research

Elisa2 ·
The enter registry button…. I left it running for some time…it never got past “one moment please"
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Re: Help Drive the Future of Food Allergy Research

Kathy P ·
Thanks - can you try it again when you a chance?
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Re: Help Drive the Future of Food Allergy Research

Elisa2 ·
still no joy
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Re: Help Drive the Future of Food Allergy Research

Elisa2 ·
still not working. I let it run for 30 min.
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