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Roughly 15 million Americans have food allergies, and that number is on the rise. With roughly 318 million people living in America, that leaves a lot of people who may not understand what a food allergy is, how to help someone who deals with allergies, and how to Be a PAL.
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The first official day of spring is only days away (March 20), and we are roughly 100 miles away from the allergy capital of the United States – Louisville. As spring approaches and flowers blooms, allergy sufferers are reaching for tissues or opting out of a walk in the park. But, does it have to be this way? The team at Bluegrass Family Allergy doesn’t think so!
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Every year in America, there are millions of kids who enjoy Valentine’s Day at school and exchange gifts, candy, and more. However, for kids with allergies, this time may be difficult to enjoy. Consider talking to your kids and their teachers in ways to help them (safely!) enjoy Valentine’s Day.
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Hives, also called urticaria, affect one in five people in the United States. Hives appearing on the skin’s surface are usually caused by an allergic reaction, and can be found anywhere on the body. Angioedema is the swelling of deep layers of the skin, and can appear around the lips, eyes, cheeks, hands, and feet.
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During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you may not be aware of Christmas allergies that make your symptoms flare. Christmas allergies come in all shapes and sizes but it’s extremely important to protect your body from allergies during this festive season.
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Thanksgiving is known for a day filled with food, family, and football – but especially the food! On average, Americans eat 6,000+ calories (that’s triple the amount of calories we’re supposed to consume!). It’s no wonder why we take a nap after our Thanksgiving meal while watching our favorite football team compete. However, for those with food allergies, the thought of Thanksgiving may be stressful.
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Halloween can be stressful for moms and dads with food allergic kiddos. While other parents might be concerned about their child’s costume, you may be worrying about keeping your child safe from his or her food allergies.
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Oral allergy syndrome, also called pollen-food allergy, is a type of food allergy that occurs after eating certain uncooked fruits, nuts, and vegetables. This allergy is not usually found in young children but develops in teens and adults.
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An epinephrine auto-injector is a pocket-sized medicine used to treat anaphylactic shock. Anaphylaxis occurs when the body has a hypersensitive reaction to a substance you are allergic to such as food, medicines, or insect stings. This life-saving medicine fights off the substance that is creating an adverse reaction in your body.
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