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Study: Anaphylaxis in Children is on the Rise

A new study by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found that incidents of anaphylaxis are on the rise for children. The findings, published this week in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, show that the percentage of Emergency Room (ER) visits due to anaphylaxis has doubled over a…  Read More

10 Tips for Dealing with Wasps in Autumn

Summer and fall are peak seasons for wasps, common throughout most of Canada. In early fall when food supplies are lower, wasps become more aggressive, especially around water and food sources such as garbage cans, drinking fountains, sweet food/drinks, and rotting fruit on the ground. Here are some tips for dealing with wasps and helping…  Read More

FPIES

Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) is an inflammation involving both the small intestine and the large intestine (colon). Unlike a food allergy it is a non-IgE-mediated reaction of the immune system. Symptoms include severe vomiting and diarrhea and usually occur 2-3 hours after eating a food. FPIES symptoms can be…  Read More

Medication

Quick Facts Many different prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause an allergic reaction. Allergic reactions usually happen within an hour but can also occur hours or days later. It is important to wear medical identification jewelry (such as a MedicAlert® bracelet) so that people will know about your drug allergy if there is an accident….  Read More

Latex

Quick Facts If you are allergic to latex, you will react to the proteins found in natural rubber latex. Reactions occur by contact with latex or inhaling airborne latex particles. Some people may also react to foods that cross-react with latex, such as banana, avocado, chestnut, and kiwi. Be Allergy-Aware Tell your doctors, dentists, and…  Read More

Tree Nuts

Quick Facts Tree nuts are considered a priority allergen by Health Canada. People with an allergy to one type of nut have a greater chance of being allergic to others. People who are allergic to some tree nuts generally avoid all tree nuts and peanuts because of the risk of cross-contamination. Be Allergy-Aware  Read ingredient…  Read More

Peanuts

Quick Facts Peanuts are a member of the legume family, not related to tree nuts. A person can be allergic to peanuts and not be allergic to tree nuts, or they can be allergic to both. Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies. It is considered a priority allergen by Health Canada….  Read More

Eggs

Quick Facts Eggs have two allergenic parts, the yolk and/or the white. Eggs are considered a priority allergen by Health Canada. Be Allergy-Aware  Read ingredient labels every time you buy or eat a product. Do The Triple Check and read the label: Once at the store before buying it. Once when you get home and…  Read More

Milk

Quick Facts Milk is considered a priority allergen by Health Canada. Milk allergy is caused by a reaction to the protein in cow’s milk. Be Allergy-Aware Read ingredient labels every time you buy or eat a product. Do The Triple Check and read the label: Once at the store before buying it. Once when you…  Read More