Are Food Allergies Only a Problem for Children?

Food allergies have often been thought of as a childhood affliction but a recent study reveals this isn't necessarily the case. The study, reported on by Dr. Ruchi Gupta and her colleagues in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open, involved collecting food allergy survey results from over 40,000 adults and the data revealed some surprising information. According to the results, 10.8% of the 40,000 adults surveyed reported symptoms consistent with food allergy and an additional 8.2% believed they had some type of food allergy, however, their symptoms suggested other causes. This means that one out of every five adults has some type of…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Jonathan Bell

Study Shows Effectiveness of Oral Immunotherapy for Treating Peanut Allergies

  At the annual American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology meeting being held in Seattle, Washington this November, the results from a study on a peanut immunotherapy product were reported on. The study advances our knowledge regarding the potential treatments for peanut allergy and further validates the effectiveness of medically supervised Oral Immunotherapy. Peanut allergy is common, affecting approximately one in 50 American children. Peanut allergic reactions are thought to cause more deaths from anaphylaxis than any other food allergen. The traditional approach for the treatment of peanut allergy is to avoid peanuts, even as a mixed ingredient of another food, and…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Jonathan Bell

Do You Worry About Food Allergy When Eating In Restaurants?

Eating at a restaurant can be a wonderful experience. Restaurants provide the opportunity to enjoy a meal with family and friends in a relaxed atmosphere without the time and effort required to prepare the meal, and the bonus of not having to deal with cleanup and washing the dishes. However, for families with food allergies, eating in a restaurant can be a stressful scary experience. Approximately 8% of children and up to 5% of adults in the United States are affected by food allergy. Food-allergic reactions are a leading cause of emergency room visits for anaphylaxis. Those with food allergy…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Jonathan Bell

10 Tips To Help Cope With Summer Allergies

  Summer is a time for vacations, lots of outdoor activity and relaxation. If you suffer from summer allergies you’re probably experiencing symptoms such as nasal congestion, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, scratchy throat, and cough. Having seasonal allergies can spoil summer fun and vacations, but they can be prevented. Below we talk about some of the biggest summer allergens and some tips to help reduce reactions to them. Summer Allergy Triggers The biggest culprits that cause allergy symptoms during the summer months are grass and weed pollens. Stinging insects are active outside just as people are in the summer as…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Jonathan Bell

Oral Immunotherapy Now Available For Egg Allergic Patients!

  You may notice that your child has an allergic reaction when they eat eggs or things with eggs in them. Reactions can vary from mild to severe, including skin rashes, hives, nasal congestion, and vomiting or other digestive problems. Eggs are the most common allergy-causing foods for children and most egg allergy appears during early childhood. At our practice, most of the initial evaluations for egg allergy occur in young children. While an allergy to egg often resolves itself over time in children, there is a treatment program for those who have a persistent egg allergy. Several years ago, Advanced Allergy & Asthma…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Jonathan Bell
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