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AAFA’s Ask the Allergist: Can a Child With a Sunflower Seed Allergy Have Sunflower Oil?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Q: My son is allergic to sunflower seeds. Without having tried it, would he be also allergic to sunflower oil?
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AAFA’s Ask the Allergist: Can a Child With a Tree Nut Allergy Touch Acorns?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Q: If a child is allergic to tree nuts, are they able to touch acorns? Are they just avoided to be safe or are they causes of allergic reactions?
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Ask the Allergist: How Do I Know If My Child Is Developing a Peanut Allergy?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
My 3-year-old has been vomiting, gagging or spitting up after consumption of peanut-containing products. He’s had licks of peanut butter and small amounts of peanut butter crackers at 1-2 years of age. He’s just recently started vomiting. I’m worried he’s developed a peanut allergy now and have questions. Read the response from an allergist.
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AAFA’s Ask the Allergist: Are Cast Iron Pans Safe for Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Q: Can cast iron pans that have had allergens cooked on them be cleaned in a way to make them safe to use, especially in a restaurants?
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Re: AAFA’s Ask the Allergist: Are Cast Iron Pans Safe for Food Allergies?

StephC ·
We use cast iron daily, and sometimes cook dairy and eggs in them (two of my 13 year old son's allergens.) Washing cast iron with soap and water automatically requires heat-drying and wiping with an oil once cooled. We do this daily; it's not technically "reseasoning;" it's just proper rust prevention. My family has done this since my childhood; I'm 47. I still use one of my father's skillets. Even if a pan totally rusts over, a simple scrubbing in soap and water with steel wool removes the...
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Ask the Allergist: Can You Have Anaphylaxis to a Food You Haven't Eaten in a While?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Question: If you haven’t eaten a food in a couple of years and then try it again, does that increase your chances of developing an allergy to that food? Is it possible for a first allergic reaction to a food to be anaphylaxis? (Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening.)
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Re: Ask the Allergist: Can You Have Anaphylaxis to a Food You Haven't Eaten in a While?

ToniMareeC ·
Thanks for the info! Just wondering - in the example of peanut, I’ve been told to continue to give a teaspoonful twice a week (After we cautiously introduced it without any issues).. Is there any info to suggest it would matter if you give less than this, or if the teaspoonful is somewhat spread throughout the day/over a few days? (Babies can be so temperamental with eating!). Would you suggest doing this also with fish and legumes (giving them twice weekly)? (my baby is allergic to eggs,...
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Re: Ask the Allergist: Can You Have Anaphylaxis to a Food You Haven't Eaten in a While?

Kathy P ·
That's a great questions ToniMareeC! The main studies have been regarding the introductions of peanuts and there hasn't been a lot of new information released since the 2017 studies. I did find this from the American Academy of Pediatrics: One thing to keep in mind is that all kids are different. It's always best to check in with your child's doctor about food introductions especially since your child has a history of food allergies.
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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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