A recent study suggests that sesame allergy is more widespread in the United States than previously thought. New research suggests that the number of people living with sesame allergy in the U.S. is much higher than previous estimates. Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, analyzed survey data from a nationally […]
Itchiness inside the mouth may result from an allergic reaction or a viral or yeast infection. Here, learn what can cause an itchy mouth and what to do about it.
Many people are allergic to shellfish. The symptoms can be mild or severe and may include wheezing, coughing, and confusion. Learn more about the symptoms of a shellfish allergy here.
Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin rash that develops as a result of gluten sensitivity. About 10 percent of people with celiac disease also develop dermatitis herpetiformis. There is no cure for the condition, but people can reduce the symptoms with medicines and lifestyle changes. The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) consider dermatitis herpetiformis, or […]
Gut bacteria have a crucial role in protecting against food allergies, according to recent research. Cow’s milk is the most common food allergen among children. When scientists transplanted gut microbes, or microbiota, from healthy human babies into mice with no bacteria of their own, the animals did not have an allergic reaction on exposure to […]
Millions of adults in the United States believe that they have a food allergy, but new research suggests that only around half of them actually do.
Millions of people live with peanut allergy, for which there is currently no available treatment. Thanks to a new study, though, this may soon change.
While fish and seafood often cause allergies, chicken meat allergies are less common. The symptoms can vary from mild to very severe. In some cases, chicken allergies are related to bird egg allergies, though they can also exist separately. Chicken allergies may be linked to other bird allergies. Learn more here.
Strawberry allergies are less common than other allergies, but they do occur. Most allergic reactions to strawberries are mild, but they can occasionally be life-threatening for some people. In this article, we look at the symptoms of this allergy as well as the risk factors and diagnosis. We also cover foods to avoid.
A watermelon allergy is rare, and symptoms include coughing, hives, and stomach cramping. A person can treat a mild allergic reaction with over-the-counter medication, but serious reactions may require emergency treatment. Learn more about an allergy to watermelon and how to handle it here.