Can Babies Have Seasonal Allergies?

Now that spring is finally here, we've also entered allergy season. So we were wondering: Can babies have seasonal allergies? Pediatrician Jack Maypole, MD, weighs in. "Conventional medical wisdom says babies over a year old can have allergies," says Maypole, who is also an Educational Advisory Board member for The Goddard School. "You have to see... Read more

A Cure for Peanut Allergies?

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Seats might be opening up at the peanut-free table; Australian researchers found a possible cure for people with potentially-fatal peanut allergies. The secret's in a daily dose of peanut protein powder and the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus. After eating this mixture in increasing amounts for 18 months, 80 percent of the participants in the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute... Read more

Does Being Born in the U.S. Make You More Likely to Have Allergies?

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A new study published today in the journal JAMA Pediatrics concluded that children living in the United States are more likely to have allergies than children born elsewhere but now living in the United States. Researchers involved in the study examined data from more than 91,600 children under the age of 18 who... Read more

New Recommendations Say Babies Should Start on Highly Allergenic Foods Sooner — Moms, Will You?

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In the crazy, confusing and exhausting world of food allergies, new recommendations have been made. Now, parents of babies between 4 and 6 months are advised to introduce highly allergenic foods such as peanut butter, eggs and fish to their developing children. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) released an article in... Read more