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Re: Three-Injection Immunotherapy for Grass Pollen Well Tolerated in Teens

kandicejo ·
This is fascinating! I'm going to read up more about it.
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An Unwelcome Harvest, Fall Allergies Arrive

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Allergy Foundation Releases Annual “Fall Allergy Capitals” Rankings, Louisville is #1 WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire – Fall is a time to enjoy beautiful colors and autumn weather outdoors. But for 40 million...
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Camping with Food Allergies? Follow This Advice for Maximum Fun, Safety

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  Are you hesitant to head into the wilderness with food allergies? Don't be. Children are among those who can gain the most from nature—and children with food allergies are no exception.   You will enjoy the many entertaining and...
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Is Composting Food Waste Safe for Food Allergic Individuals?

KFA News Team ·
Keep Composting Safe With These Precautions for Food Allergic IndividualsAccording to the AAAAI, the heat from composting may have a minor effect in altering the allergic properties of the foods treated but how much so is not...
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2013 Asthma Capital List Names Richmond, VA #1

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There’s More to Asthma than Meets the Air (May 8, 2013) Nearly 25 million people right here in the U.S. are living with asthma, a chronic disease of the airways in the lungs. But for all the talk of the global asthma epidemic, there are...
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2013 Spring Pollen Capitals

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released the 2013 Spring Allergy Capitals report naming the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies during the spring. This year Jackson, MS came in at number one, followed by Knoxville,...
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AAFA Announces the Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live With Spring Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2019 Spring Allergy Capitals™ report ranking the top 100 most challenging cities in the U.S. for spring allergies. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
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AAFA Explains "Pollen Tsunami" to Daily Show's Jon Stewart

Melanie Carver ·
Have you ever wondered why every year the news media appears to portray the springtime allergy season as “the worst allergy season ever?” Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, asked that same question. In classic Daily...
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AAFA Releases 2018 Asthma Capitals Report on Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live With Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2018 Asthma Capitals™ report. This report ranks the top 100 cities in the U.S. where it’s challenging to live with asthma. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. More than 25 million people Americans have asthma. And where you live can make it harder to manage. This report highlights the factors in cities across the country that can impact asthma rates.
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AAFA Releases 2019 Asthma Capitals™ Report Ranking the Top 100 Most Challenging Places in the U.S. to Live With Asthma

KFA News Team ·
On May 7, 2019, World Asthma Day, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released its 2019 Asthma Capitals Report™. This report ranks the top 100 most challenging places in America to live with asthma. Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.
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AAFA Releases Report on Top 100 Most Challenging Cities to Live in for Spring Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Some places in the U.S. can be more challenging to live in if you have spring pollen allergies. To show how much impact spring allergies can have, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2018 Spring Allergy Capitals™ Report. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
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The Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live in the U.S. With Seasonal Allergies

KFA News Team ·
It’s common for children with food allergies – and their parents – to also have seasonal allergies . This means you not only have to avoid food allergy reactions, but you have to manage their pollen allergies too. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2020 Allergy Capitals™ report . It ranks the top 100 most challenging cities in the U.S. for seasonal allergies. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. AAFA ranked the cities based on three factors:...
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Three-Injection Immunotherapy for Grass Pollen Well Tolerated in Teens

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Three ultrasound guided lymph node injections safe in teens   (Press Release)   Houston, TX – Researchers have new evidence that grass-pollen allergies can be safely treated using American extracts injected into a lymph node...
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Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma in 2014

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CITIES THAT TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY New list of 100 most challenging places to live with asthma highlights the burden nationwide, and it's not just about air quality WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PR Newswire/ -- World Asthma Day comes in May when everyone...
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Raising a Well-Adjusted Child Who Takes Food Allergies in Stride

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  1/15/2013 -- This free online class was presented by Kids With Food Allergies Foundation as part of our educational outreach program. Our guest speaker was food allergy author Linda Coss. Dr. Michael Pistiner was our representative from...
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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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Orange is Not the New Black: Just Highly Allergenic for One Toddler

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Study highlights first report of severe allergic response to orange   ATLANTA, GA (November 7, 2014) – Many people don’t realize allergies and asthma go hand-in-hand, and about 90 percent of kids with asthma also have allergies. Even...
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Itchy Mouth After Eating Fruits and Vegetables?

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Do you or your child get an itchy mouth after eating fresh fruits? Dr. Vaishali  Mankad explains oral allergy syndrome, food allergy and pollen allergy cross-reactivity: CROSS-REACTIVITY BETWEEN POLLEN AND FOODS (POLLEN-FOOD SYNDROME OR ORAL...
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Jo Frost Talks About Managing Life-Threatening Food Allergies

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Jo Frost, also known as Supernanny, shared her insights with us about living with food allergies herself and tips for parents raising children with food allergies.   Childcare expert and child advocate Jo Frost, also known to many of her...
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SNOW AND POLLEN? IT MUST BE “SPWINTER” TIME

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New Spring Allergy Capitals™ Report is a Reminder that Sneezin’ Season is Already Here Despite a Winter that Won’t Give Up   (March 31, 2014) WASHINGTON, DC – So much for “out like a lamb” this March. Polar...
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Soy Allergy Alerts - Blue Grass Quality Meats Cajun Style Turkey and Pork Products

KFA Food Alerts ·
Blue Grass Quality Meats Recalls Pork and Turkey Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class II Recall Release: 118-2019 Health Risk: Low Date: Nov 29, 2019 Congressional and Public Affairs Emmanuel Olufotebi (202) 720-9113 FSISpress@usda.gov WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2019 – Blue Grass Quality Meats, an Erlanger, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 121,083 pounds of pork bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S.
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Moms and Kids Host Play-In to Bring Attention to Need for Climate Action

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On July 11, 2018, moms and their children will host the fifth annual Play-In for Climate Action. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) will join Moms Clean Air Force on the U.S. Capital Grounds in Washington, D.C., to support action against climate change. The family-friendly event will have kids’ activities, music and speakers. Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.
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National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Tackles Epidemic to Educate Public

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LANDOVER, Md. May 2, 2017 - For over 30 years, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) proclaims the month of May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. In the U.S., asthma and allergic diseases such as pollen allergies or food allergies affect over 60 million people.
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Springtime Allergy Season Is Underway – Tips on How to Cope

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Ah, spring – the return of crocuses, baseball, and, for some, itchy, watery eyes, congestion and other allergy symptoms. For some people, symptoms may be mild. For others, it may be severe enough to limit activities, interfere with sleep, or...
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Sulfite Allergy Alert - Olli Salumeria Americana Salame Products

KFA Food Alerts ·
Olli Salumeria Americana, LLC Recalls Pork Products Due To Misbranding Class I Recall 120-2015 Health Risk: High Sep 8, 2015   Congressional and Public Affairs  Felicia Thompson  (202) 720-9113     WASHINGTON, Sept. 8,...
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Re: Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Can Affect a Child's Mental Health

Gabriele ·
I am the grandmother of two beautiful grandkids with severe case of Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) due to allergies. The children (4 &2 years old) suffer from this disease and their effects every day.They both have food allergies , indoor &outdoor allergies. We can`t do much about the indoor (dust mites) and outdoor (all kinds of tree &grass pollen),but we committed ourselves to do something about the food allergies. We only prepare food that doesn`t trigger an reaction .We have to...
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Re: Itchy Mouth After Eating Fruits and Vegetables?

nlar4 ·
I have birch pollen OAS-- a pain, like food allergies, but easier to manage.
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Re: Food-Allergic Airline Passengers Left Stranded After Court Dismisses Case, Legal Advocates Say

Dinydeek ·
Airlines are a private industry. They have no control over what passengers opt to eat, or what pets they have at home or what trees or grass left pollen on the passenger or what perfume or deo the passenger opts to wear. So, if a passenger who KNOWS they have severe IgE allergies to pets, foods,scents etc opts to get on a plane where they know there are no laws, mandates etc that prohibit their allergen on other passengers and thus recirculated throughout the air on the entire plane, then if...
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Re: Spread Awareness with Faces of Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Campaign

Stephanie N Roberson ·
Jayden age 6, Allergic to egg,soy,peanut,fish also grass,tree pollen,cats and dogs. We are new this allergy life but she is adjusting like a champ!
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AAFA Releases the 2021 Allergy Capitals™ Report

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Many children with food allergies have other allergic diseases – like asthma, eczema, and nasal allergies (allergic rhinitis) . If your child sniffles and sneezes more with the changing seasons, pollen allergies could be the cause. Allergic sensitivity to airborne pollen from trees, grasses, or weeds can cause allergy symptoms. The reason many children have related allergic conditions is because of the "allergic march" or “atopic march . ” It often starts with dry skin, which may lead to...
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New Study Examines Sunflower Allergy

KFA News Team ·
A new case series looking at patients who have positive sunflower seed-specific IgE will be introduced during the 2021 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Virtual Annual Meeting.
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2021 Asthma Capitals™ Report: AAFA Ranks the Top 100 Most Challenging Places in the U.S. to Live With Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Asthma is the leading chronic disease in children. And since it’s an allergic disease, it’s also common in children with food allergies. Both conditions are part of a progression of allergic diseases called the “ allergic march .” There are several factors involved in the development of asthma. Genetics, exposure to tobacco smoke, and illnesses can play a role. But community factors may influence who develops asthma and how they are able to manage it. On May 5, 2021 – World Asthma Day – the...
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Understanding Oral Allergy Syndrome

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know a pollen allergy can be responsible for a type of food allergy? If your child complains about an itchy mouth or throat after eating certain fruits or vegetables, their symptoms may actually be related to a pollen allergy. This is called oral allergy syndrome (OAS) . It is also sometimes called pollen-food allergy syndrome (PFAS). Symptoms of Oral Allergy Syndrome With OAS, your child may have some of these symptoms after eating certain raw fruits, vegetables, seeds, or nuts:...
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8 Facts About Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
White blood cells are the superheroes of our immune systems. They fight the “bad guys” – infections, bacteria, parasites, and diseases. But sometimes, these superheroes get confused about who they are supposed to fight. When that happens, your immune system might overreact to things that are supposed to be good, like food. One type of white blood cell called an eosinophil [EE-oh-sin-oh-FILL] is an immune system superhero that can cause issues when too many of them collect in one area of your...
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Re: Understanding Oral Allergy Syndrome

Penny Wright ·
How grateful I am to read this article today! Just last night, my 3 yr old granddaughter, who has severe allergies to sunflower, nuts (except almonds) dairy, eggs, peas, etc, ate an unpeeled fresh peach. She had a bit of redness around her chin in spots, but no swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes or mouth. She had these little coughs so we watched her closely to make sure it didn't turn into anaphylaxis. Before bed, she takes .5 mil of zyrtec for seasonal allergies and she was only 30 minutes...
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Re: Understanding Oral Allergy Syndrome

Kathy P ·
So glad that reaction resolved quickly. Any reaction, no matter how slight, should be followed up with her doctor. They are the best person to advise on next steps like trying peaches peeled or even canned peaches to see if that is tolerated. My daughter has OAS and her reactions do vary by the pollen season as well as whether the fruit is peeled/cooked.
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AAFA Launches Ask the Allergist Knowledge Base

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has launched our new Ask the Allergist knowledge base . Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is the food allergy division of AAFA. For more than 20 years, AAFA’s board-certified allergists have answered your allergy and asthma questions through our Ask the Allergist service. Now we have compiled the most common questions people have submitted, along with their responses, into a searchable knowledge base. It includes questions and answers on food...
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AAFA’s Ask the Allergist: Do High IgE Levels Mean My Child Has an Allergy?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Information from AAFA’s Ask the Allergist is not a substitute for a consultation with a health care professional. Always talk with your own doctor before making changes to your or your child's asthma or allergy management plan. Q: My son has elevated IgE levels. Does that mean he has allergies? A: IgE (Immunoglobin E) are antibodies produced by the immune system. They can be high for many reasons. A common reason may include the presence of an allergic condition. Allergic conditions include...
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If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FOOD ALLERGIES AND CROSS-REACTIVITY  by Vaishali Mankad, MD   A food allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts to a food.  The most common type of food allergy results from the immune system making a type of antibody called IgE...
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Iumom ·
Very interesting information. It makes a lot of sense. My kids both have pollen allergies and both have had reactions/sensitivities to some fruits and pine nuts.
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Kara Bidden-Hackman ·
My daughter is allergic to cow's milk, egg, peanut and tree nut. She is 5 years old and has eaten apples (raw or cooked) without any issue for years. Last spring/summer she started complaining of itchy mouth after eating apples (in raw form). She ate them all winter (raw or cooked) with no issue. This spring started with more intense complaints of itchy mouth and itchy skin (no visible hives) after eating raw apples. Her IgE blood work was positive for apples (lower value, yet positive).
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Kathy P ·
Interesting possibility Eskimomama. My daughter has OAS and reacts differently to different varieties of the same fruit. Sometimes she can eat more, sometimes very little before she feels the reaction. Since it's a cross reactivity to the pollens, it seems to correlate with when the pollen is high or her overall allergy load is high (d/t environmental issues in general). But she reacts to conventional and organic. She seems to be able to eat dried fruits but we haven't really tried frozen.
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Mahbahlih ·
Eskimomama, another thought I had was regarding the geographic area in which you live. Chances are you live in an area where there is little or no (for example) birch pollen but the store bought varieties come from regions where there is. Sounds like you should stick to local fruits for sure. Just a thought.
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AAFA’s "Ask the Allergist": Can a Child With a Tree Nut Allergy Touch Acorns?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If a child is allergic to tree nuts, are they able to touch acorns? Should they avoid them to be safe? Can they cause allergic reactions?
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People With Food Allergies Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Updates as of Dec. 13, 2021: We have updated this blog post to reflect the most recent recommendations from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As more information becomes available, we will continue to update our community. The COVID-19 vaccine is an important part of reducing the spread of the coronavirus , ending the pandemic, and protecting ourselves and other people. It can reduce your chance of severe COVID-19,...
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