Posted by
Sesame allergy affects more than 1 million people in the US

Sesame allergy affects more than 1 million people in the US

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 […]

Posted by
What to know about dermatitis herpetiformis

What to know about dermatitis herpetiformis

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 […]

Posted by
What to know about chicken allergies

What to know about chicken allergies

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.

Posted by
Can people be allergic to strawberries?

Can people be allergic to strawberries?

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.

Posted by
What to know about a watermelon allergy

What to know about a watermelon allergy

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.