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Category: Allergies

Illustration of shelled peanuts floating in a blue sky with clouds.

June 3, 2019

Can Simply Smelling Peanuts Cause an Allergic Reaction?

A UNC allergist addresses the risk of airborne peanut allergies.

Allergies, Health

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February 26, 2018

What You Need to Know About Allergy Testing

A relatively easy test can give you the information you need to feel better, whether you’re allergic to peanuts, ragweed, cats, or something else entirely.

Allergies, Immunology, Rheumatology

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Illustration by Christ-Claude Mowandza-Ndinga/UNC Health Care

August 10, 2016

UNC researchers hone in on promising treatment for peanut allergy

The first-ever clinical study of preschoolers allergic to peanuts could lead to safe and effective treatment for millions of people.

Allergies, Research, Treatment

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Photo illustration of a bee gathering pollen on a flower.

April 10, 2014

Taking the sting out of insect-sting allergies

Insect stings cause 40 to as many as 100 deaths nationwide each year. A review of current scientific literature related to specific insect-sting hypersensitivity points to epinephrine auto-injectors and immunotherapy as lifesavers in people with a previous sting-induced systemic allergic reaction.

Allergies, Treatment

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Illustration of an egg

July 18, 2012

UNC researchers discover promising new treatment for egg allergy

Giving egg-allergic children small amounts of egg over many months found to reduce severe reactions, help some shed the allergy entirely.

Allergies, Food Allergies, Research, Treatment

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