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Myths and Facts: December Edition

Happy Holidays, everyone! For this month’s Myths and Facts, we are rounding up our entries from 2016 and providing them as links (The series started in April).

Thanks again to our wonderful team of allergists who provided scientifically-reviewed answers. The allergists who answered each question are indicated in each entry that we link to. Their bios are below here as well.

April
Desensitization Myths

May
Myth: Ranking allergens

June
Safety of EpiPens

July
“Benadryl” Myth

August
“Too young for epinephrine?”

September
Myth: “Cooking out the allergen”

October
Food allergy “cures”

November
The right age for testing

Consulting Allergists
Dr. Zainab Abdurrahman, MD, MMath, FRCPC, an allergist at Kindercare Pediatrics Clinic in Toronto and at McMaster Childrens’ Hospital in Hamilton.

Dr. Susan Waserman, MSc, MD, FRCPC. Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Allergy and Immunology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.