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Review: The Complete Kid’s Allergy and Asthma Guide

This is a fantastic book written by paediatric allergy specialists at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (also known as Sick Kids). I start by saying that in case, like me, you don’t realise how good this book is when you … Continue reading

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Latex-Free Alternatives

After we discovered my toddler’s latex allergy (in a very catastrophic manner…), our once safe, child-proofed, food-allergy-friendly home became a danger¬†zone again. The problem with latex is that it is a natural material (straight from the rubber tree) that is … Continue reading

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Expired EpiPen – To Use or Not to Use?

I often get asked fantastic questions at the end of a workshop that I don’t know the answer to and promise to look up.  One of the best ones yet came after a recent talk about allergies to local Life With … Continue reading

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Balloons, Bees and Barbells

If, like most people, you think severe allergic reactions can only be caused by foods like nuts and peanuts, think again. All the ‘priority allergen‘ foods can cause equally serious reactions but anaphylaxis can have the following non-food causes too.

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