Here were the tweets and (virtual) presentations I thought were most interesting:
component testing. Just as with RAST, the number itself doesn't matter; just the positive result.
Conversely, tree-nut-allergic individuals have a 30% incidence of concurrent peanut allergy.
So stop blaming yourselves, FA mommies! I've said this consistently - Mother Nature would not rig the game so babies needed to be given certain foods at certain times. Our existence on this earth has been too precarious to count on that type of consistency.
Part two of STOP BLAMING YOURSELF! It doesn't matter what you ate. It doesn't matter what you fed your baby. We don't know how sensitization happens, but it doesn't seem to be through the food itself.
Other summaries and presentations you might like:
- Fast foods associated with an increased risk of allergy
- Climate change may be the culprit in allergy/asthma increase
- Defining allergy fact from fiction (this may be a helpful one to pass around with the turkey!)
- Egg allergy and the flu shot from Sloane Miller - get the word out! Everyone needs a flu shot!
- 13 things your allergist won't tell you
- Myth vs. Fact: food allergies
- The high cost of food allergies
- Too few food allergies confirmed by oral challenge
- Great summary of literature and the specific food allergy research (thank you, as always, Ves Dimov!)