5 Allergy Myths Debunked

Statistics show that over fifty million people in the US suffer from various allergies. This means their immune system is hypersensitive to particular triggers in the environment. The triggers include foods, pets, pollen, insect stings, latex, and certain medications. Allergies may also be inherited. Numerous myths are flying around about allergies. Most people lack an [...]

Nasal Allergies

Up to 40% of children in the United States have nasal allergies according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).These children likely have persistent sneezing along with a stuffy or runny nose. These symptoms, known as “allergic rhinitis” are more likely to develop if either one or both parents have allergies. Nasal allergies can be [...]

Shellfish allergies

    Shellfish allergies are a much greater problem than fish allergies, because it is much more common and causes a greater severity of anaphylaxis than most other allergies. Shellfish allergies are rare in children, it generally develops during adulthood and is lifelong in virtually all sufferers. Those who are allergic to one shellfish are generally allergic [...]

Does A Peanut Allergy mean an Allergy to Seeds also?

First, let's learn the confusing meaning of nuts, seeds and legumes. This is especially confusing for allergic patients (and parents) who are trying to decide what foods to avoid. For example, "legume" is used to describe peanut as well as peas, chickpeas, and soy, yet also includes wattles and the black bean tree of Queensland. [...]

Spring means allergy misery for some

Spring usually is a welcomed time of year, but for some people with seasonal allergies it means sneezes, congestion, runny noses and other symptoms that make them feel miserable. About 50 million Americans suffer from some type of allergy, the most common of which presents itself this time of year when triggers such as tree [...]

Dr. Summit Shah, MD – Peking Food LLC Issues Allergy Alert

Dr. Summit Shah - Peking Food LLC Issues Allergy Alert For Undeclared Egg in Assorted Chef Hon Brand Steamed Buns

Allergies & Anxiety

Scientific research has shown that having allergies makes it more likely that people will suffer certain anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic attacks. According to a new study published in Pediatrics, children who suffer from allergies starting at a young age are at an increased risk for anxiety and depression. Specifically, [...]

Celiac disease

Gluten - Summit Shah Celiac disease, also known as "Gluten Intolerance" is a disorder that affects at least 1 in 133 Americans by causing a reaction to "gliadin", a gluten protein found in wheat, barley, rye and sometimes oats. The inflammation and destruction of the inner lining of the small intestine in someone [...]

Sesame Allergies Increasing in the United States

Though sesame allergies affect less than 1% of the United States’ population, somewhere between 300,000 and 500,000 people in the U.S. are allergic to sesame. According to allergists, many more people are afflicted in the U.S. today than a decade or two ago. The most common symptom associated with sesame allergy is hives, with hives, [...]

Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings

Many people are allergic to insect stings, which can be associated with a number of insects including honeybees, sweatbees, bumblebees, paper wasps, white-faced hornets, yellow hornets, yellow jackets, harvester ants, fire ants, and jack jumper ants. Less often, allergies can also occur to proteins found in the saliva of other insects, including mosquitos, horseflies, and [...]