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A Nickel For Your Thoughts: Contact Dermatitis Allergens and Food Allergy

Tests that are considered proven for diagnosing food allergy have been skin tests, blood tests that look for IgE (the class of antibody associated with allergic diseases) and, if necessary, an office ingestion challenge.  When the skin tests and blood tests are normal, the scientific conventional approach is to call a recurrent specific food reaction […]

The Troubling Topic of Gluten Sensitivity

posted in Food Allergy

We all have become better-educated by the media and the government about immunology over the past two months.  But, I think we are all also tired of hearing about and living with COVID-19 day in and day out.  I’ve been wanting to write about gluten sensitivity for a while since I heard a 2018 medical […]

Peanut OIT 3.0: Rewards and Risks

posted in Food Allergy

In the past two years, I have written about peanut oral desensitization (i.e. OIT) during the month of July because of an annual meeting that takes in the early summer among those allergists who offer the treatment.  I have attended all three such meetings, the most recent one occurring late last month.  As we approach […]