Tag Archives: allergy

Latex-Free Alternatives

After we discovered my toddler’s life-threatening 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 … 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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Food Allergies: The VIP List

With all the publicity around peanut allergy you could be forgiven for thinking the legume-of-choice of circus elephants everywhere (peanuts) would be the only thing that causes serious allergic reactions. Not so. It is theoretically possible to be allergic to … Continue reading

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