What to know about sulfa allergies

Symptoms Medications that contain sulfa Medications to avoid Sulfa vs. sulfite allergy Complications Treatment Outlook A sulfa allergy occurs when a person has an allergic reaction to drugs that contain chemicals called sulfonamides. Sulfa is a constituent of some antibiotics and other medications. Doctors and pharmacists use drugs that contain sulfa to treat many conditions, […]

Can you be allergic to marijuana?

Causes Symptoms Risks Diagnosis Skin tests Blood tests Treatment Prevention Reactions to CBD oil Takeaway People can have allergic reactions triggered by marijuana, just as they can with many other plants and pollens. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe. In recent years, there seems to have been an increase in the number of reports […]

Survey of school nurses underscores dire need to develop more feasible food allergy policies

March 14, 2018 Nearly all school nurses participating in a national survey (96 percent) reported that staff at their school received training on handling severe allergic reactions to food. Over 80 percent asserted that their school had an emergency epinephrine auto-injector on hand to stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. The study findings, published in […]

How to cope with your food allergy

1. Read food labels 2. Avoid cross-contact and cross-reactivity Cross-contact Cross-reactivity 3. Recognize your symptoms 4. Prepare an emergency action plan 5. Know how to use an auto-injector Every year, millions of people in the United States have allergic reactions to food. While some allergies cause minor symptoms, others result in severe reactions. We have […]