“Having Access to EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector” – EpiPen® Personal Stories
20
October

“Having Access to EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector” – EpiPen® Personal Stories

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

SAVITRI: My name is Savitri and I have twin boys, Massimo and Enzo. Massimo has a life-threatening allergy to peanuts. I prepare most of his food from scratch and I’m vigilant about reading labels and his brother is also vigilant about reading labels for him. He’s 3 minutes older,but he really acts like a big […]


Real Patients Discuss Having Access to EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors
17
October

Real Patients Discuss Having Access to EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , /

Know what I’m allergic to? I’m allergic to milk and eggs I’m living with life-threatening peanut and tree nut allergies I make sure to take my medicine backpack and my own food so I know there’s no dairy and peanuts. I always, always have to carry two epinephrine auto-injectors Two doses of epinephrine… Two EpiPens®… […]


Is It Actually Possible to Be Allergic to Exercise?
13
October

Is It Actually Possible to Be Allergic to Exercise?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Most couch-potatoes have probably at some point in their lives said, “I can’t run a mile without feeling like I’m going to die!” They might also sarcastically proclaim they must be allergic to exercise. And, amazingly enough, it turns out there is a rare disorder in which someone can be deathly allergic to exercise, a […]



How to Treat a Severe Allergic Reaction | First Aid Training
11
October

How to Treat a Severe Allergic Reaction | First Aid Training

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

So what do you do when you have a severe allergic reaction? Something that’s more than just a little itchiness. This is called anaphylaxis. This is where your airway is being impeded. You’re swelling from the inside out. You have hives, your face can get big, you can get welts all over your body. You […]


Histamine: The Stuff Allergies are Made of
10
October

Histamine: The Stuff Allergies are Made of

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Histamine: Friend or Foe? …or Frenemy? From NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Histamine: is it the most annoying chemical in the body? Blah It’s the stuff that allergies are made of. Hay fever? Food allergy? Skin allergies? Histamine plays a big role in all of them. And those conditions play a big role in us. In 2015, […]


Food Allergies and Dating – Food Allergy Canada Teen Video Series
10
October

Food Allergies and Dating – Food Allergy Canada Teen Video Series

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

We met through a mutual friend at school. Well we were reading the same book, and we liked the same kind of movies, so we just started hanging out. I thought he was really tall and that he had a nice smile. I let him know exactly what I was allergic to and… …I’m not […]


Day in the Life of a DOCTOR: DEADLY ALLERGY
09
October

Day in the Life of a DOCTOR: DEADLY ALLERGY

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Since childhood, I’ve always been a planner Organizing my days to be efficient and practical But as a doctor, your time isn’t your own and it can feel like you’re being pulled in a million directions phone calls, notes, medical emergencies, anaphylaxis, a code blue. Walking into the hospital in the morning, you have no […]


When Your Child Has a Severe Allergic Reaction
09
October

When Your Child Has a Severe Allergic Reaction

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , /

We went on vacation to Brigantine New Jersey. We were walking with her on a boardwalk and there was a gentleman who was roasting peanuts. And they were blowing the smell of the peanuts out on the boardwalk. That was when she had her first full-fledged anaphylactic episode. A couple of months ago he went […]


Understanding Food Allergies – Jumo Health

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Lilian: Most kids have nightmares about clowns or monsters or school! Can’t [pant] Let them [pant] get me! But I have nightmares about…..peanuts! No! Stay away from me! Don’t touch me! No! Bad Peanuts! Bad! No! No! No! That’s the fifth peanut nightmare this week. Ever since I accidentally ate something with peanuts in it […]