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 […]

What is a yeast allergy?

Symptoms of a yeast allergy Treatment for a yeast allergy Diagnosis Foods to avoid Risk factors Takeaway Yeast is a type of fungus. We use it in baked goods and to make some alcoholic beverages, such as beer. People who are allergic to yeast should avoid foods containing the ingredient. Those who are allergic to […]