Food Allergies – Parents Of Allergic Children http://parentsofallergicchildren.org/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:39:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-5.png Food Allergies – Parents Of Allergic Children http://parentsofallergicchildren.org/ 32 32 Watch Puppies Hilariously Eat Ice Cream In Their Own Way https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/watch-puppies-hilariously-eat-ice-cream-in-their-own-way/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:39:17 +0000 https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/watch-puppies-hilariously-eat-ice-cream-in-their-own-way/ A viral TikTok video showing two types of dogs eating ice cream has left the internet in full swing this week. In the video, which can be seen here, a hand passes an ice cream to a puppy who gently takes a few bites. Then the camera pans to offer the sugary treat to a […]]]>

A viral TikTok video showing two types of dogs eating ice cream has left the internet in full swing this week.

In the video, which can be seen here, a hand passes an ice cream to a puppy who gently takes a few bites. Then the camera pans to offer the sugary treat to a second dog, but without wasting time, he jumps up and takes all the ice cream. The text overlay reads: ‘Two types of dogs’.

Shared by Ella Murdin, who uses the TikTok handle ellamurdin, the video received over 1.5 million views and delighted users of the popular video-sharing app.

“I can relate to the second dog,” one commenter joked. While another TikTok user wrote, “At least you managed to keep your fingers off.”

“Bro sniffed ice cream,” one user said. Another commenter said: “You didn’t have to ask twice.”

That’s not the only ice cream pup video to delight this week. On Tuesday, a viral video of a dog being foiled by a disgusted block of frozen vegetables as ice cream caught viral attention.

While it’s tempting to give your pup a sweet treat on a hot day, experts warn against sharing ice cream with your canine friend.

Like many human foods, ice cream is not a healthy snack for your dog. The American Kennel Club (AKC) cites a few reasons why it’s not a good idea to share your ice cream with your dog, including lactose intolerance, food allergies, toxic flavors and weight gain. long term.

“Ice cream is loaded with sugar,” says the AKC. “Feeding your dog sugary foods can lead to weight gain and obesity, which can lead to other health issues.

They also warn: “Even if the ice cream container says it is sugar free, you should be careful to read the label to make sure no xylitol is used, as this sweetener is extremely toxic to dogs. .”

Other ice cream ingredients can also be problematic. Most adult dogs are lactose intolerant. Dogs’ bodies are not designed to digest milk once they are weaned from their mother’s milk as puppies, therefore their bodies produce less lactose. Lactose intolerance in dogs can cause similar symptoms to humans, including loose stools, vomiting, stomach pain and gas. Similarly, many ice creams contain chocolate which is extremely toxic to dogs.

But it’s not all bad news. If you’re looking to treat your pup on a hot day, there are plenty of dog-friendly alternatives to ice cream.

The AKC recommends freezing non-fat plain yogurt. Fermented and containing less lactose, it is easier for dogs to digest.

Another treat is “nice cream,” made by blending two ripe bananas until creamy and freezing them. Packed with healthy potassium, vitamin B6 and fibre, this is a healthier option, but should be fed in moderation due to the sugar content of the fruit.

If you’re looking for something even more special, Ben & Jerry’s also has a specially created recipe in its Doggie Desserts line, made in conjunction with a veterinary nutritionist just for your pup’s enjoyment.

Newsweek has reached out to Ella Murdin for comment.

A stock photo of a dog enjoying an ice cream cone. A viral video of two dogs eating ice cream has left the internet in turmoil this week.
korhil65/Getty Images
]]>
How Food Allergies Happen | Borneo Online Newsletter https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/how-food-allergies-happen-borneo-online-newsletter/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 20:06:25 +0000 https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/how-food-allergies-happen-borneo-online-newsletter/ Dr Jonathan Chong ANN/THE STAR – Food allergies are defined as adverse reactions to certain types of food due to underlying mechanisms mediated by the immune system. Such allergies can develop at any age, although most tend to appear during childhood. Although any food can theoretically trigger an allergic reaction, a few select foods are […]]]>

Dr Jonathan Chong

ANN/THE STAR – Food allergies are defined as adverse reactions to certain types of food due to underlying mechanisms mediated by the immune system.

Such allergies can develop at any age, although most tend to appear during childhood.

Although any food can theoretically trigger an allergic reaction, a few select foods are often responsible for most of these reactions, with the most common food groups being seafood and nuts.

However, there are a number of uncommon allergies that have been increasingly recognized in recent years, including red meat allergy syndrome and pancake syndrome.

Red meat allergy, also known as “mammalian meat allergy” or “alpha-gal syndrome”, can develop after a bite from the lone tick commonly found in the southeastern United States. United (United States).

The tick bite can transmit a type of sugar molecule called alpha-gal, which can cause some people’s immune systems to produce allergic reactions to certain meats like beef and lamb, as well as other products. mammals like milk and gelatin.

Reactions can range from mild to severe and there is currently no known cure.

Pancake syndrome, also known as oral mite anaphylaxis, can occur after ingesting certain wheat or corn products contaminated with specific types of mites.

Broadly speaking, food allergies can be classified into two categories: IgE-mediated or non-IgE-mediated immunoglobulin E (IgE), although some reactions may exhibit features of both mechanisms.

In IgE-mediated reactions, the onset of symptoms is quite short, usually developing within 10 minutes to four hours of ingesting the food allergen.

These symptoms can involve several systems in the body, including:

– Skin, eg hives, swelling, itching and flushing.

– Respiratory system, eg shortness of breath, wheezing.

– Circulatory system, eg dizziness, low blood pressure, fainting.

– Digestive system, eg nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps.

However, symptoms of non-IgE-mediated reactions tend to appear later. They are also generally located in the digestive system and/or the skin.

Mild allergic reactions, such as localized rashes, can be self-medicated with antihistamines and may not require medical attention.

Severe cases, also known as anaphylaxis, can involve multiple systems, causing rashes, swelling of the eyes and throat, chest tightness, dizziness, and palpitations.

They are potentially fatal, especially if left untreated or if treatment is delayed. In such cases, self-treatment with medications such as antihistamines is of limited benefit at best, as they do not relieve the airway obstruction.

Anaphylaxis is also often accompanied by a condition known as anaphylactic shock, where tissues and cells in the body do not have enough oxygen to function. If someone is in shock, it is a medical emergency and it is essential that they are taken to hospital as soon as possible, so that timely treatment and monitoring can
to be initiated.

If you suspect a moderate or severe allergic reaction, you are advised to seek immediate medical attention.

Symptoms of an allergic reaction may initially seem quite mild, but they can quickly worsen over a very short period of time, and it can be difficult to predict when an allergic reaction might get worse.

]]>
Another pandemic school year is coming to an end. What have we learned so far? https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/another-pandemic-school-year-is-coming-to-an-end-what-have-we-learned-so-far/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/another-pandemic-school-year-is-coming-to-an-end-what-have-we-learned-so-far/ For more than two years now, schools have been tested for COVID-19 in unprecedented ways. The pandemic has exposed a host of inequalities between haves and have-nots: Thousands of students have stopped attending school, with some unable to connect to virtual classrooms and others disengaging. Mask-wearing and other health and safety practices have become politicized […]]]>

For more than two years now, schools have been tested for COVID-19 in unprecedented ways.

The pandemic has exposed a host of inequalities between haves and have-nots: Thousands of students have stopped attending school, with some unable to connect to virtual classrooms and others disengaging. Mask-wearing and other health and safety practices have become politicized and divisive.

And since schools fully reopened last fall, staff have faced new and complex issues, from student anxiety and burnout to children returning without the skills they need to succeed. in their classes.

It’s the last week of school for many districts in Washington. To mark the end of this school year, Seattle Times education reporters reached out to some of those interviewed about school challenges at the start of the pandemic. These students, educators and mental health experts reflect on what they have learned and how the issues they have seen laid bare by the crisis are being addressed.

Loneliness, depression in young people

Amy Mezulis has seen firsthand the mental health issues young people face and how they have changed during the pandemic. She’s a clinical psychologist and professor at Seattle Pacific University, and in 2020 she shared the results of an ongoing survey showing an increase in loneliness and depression among teens and young adults.

Since then, she has learned even more.

She has observed more young people showing symptoms related to obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety and eating disorders during the pandemic. “These are all mental health symptoms and issues that represent our attempts to control uncontrollable circumstances,” she said.

Mezulis added that this is particularly concerning because the toll of stressful events lasts much longer than the situations themselves: “You don’t take on every new challenge,” she said, “you take on the new challenge with the cumulative effects of previous challenges. .”

Some students have been particularly affected because they have lost safe spaces at school or in their communities that have mitigated trauma at home. Many have also missed opportunities for day-to-day social development.

“What we’re seeing now, as kids kind of go back to ‘normal life,’ is a developmental gap of one to two years,” she said. “We see children with really underdeveloped social skills, an ability to navigate romantic and sexual relationships, a lot more challenges in developing gender and sexual identity in a healthy way.”

On the positive side, the pandemic has brought new tools and approaches to mental health support, such as telehealth appointments with psychologists and free phone apps or tools to promote mental wellness.

But helping young people recover won’t be quick or easy, Mezulis said. “It’s going to take a long time to unravel.”

Mental health needs

Students spoke louder and often about the need for comprehensive and accessible mental health support systems. One such student is high school student Tsion Debebe, who worked with King County to conduct a student-led survey of mental health needs in 2020.

“Before I started all this work, I didn’t understand the point of mental health,” she said. “I come from an East African community…I don’t even think there’s a word for ‘mental health’ in our language.”

Since then, Debebe has worked alongside her parents to provide mental health education to people of color, specifically focused on improving access to personal care and mental health resources. She said one of the biggest takeaways was the importance of including young people’s voices in the development of mental health supports in schools and other institutions.

Still, she said there was still a lot of work to do. “Many young people are struggling in silence and not getting the help they need, even if it is available to them,” she said.

A move abroad postponed

Before the pandemic hit, Ballard High student Lily Tage planned to take a cross-country road trip and then move to Berlin. All of this has been put on hold by COVID-19.

At the end of her senior year in 2020, Tage was spending 10 to 12 hours a day sewing — making masks and donating them or donating a percentage of the proceeds from their sale.

Adulthood is very different from what she had expected. The pandemic is not over; most of his friends went to college. She has a new boyfriend and is still trying to figure out what kind of job suits her.

“It was very difficult,” said the 20-year-old. “The thing I struggle the most with is making and keeping friends, especially as someone who isn’t going to college.”

She started working for a small company that sells bicycle panniers, doing quality control. She later changed jobs and now serves legal documents, files court documents and provides customer service for another company.

“I really love people and now I can help people and do something different every day,” Tage said.

Tribal leaders create learning center

In the fall of 2020, when classes were still mostly conducted remotely, leaders of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe established an out-of-school school for its students attending the Port Angeles School District. With financial support from the district, the tribe transformed a former daycare center into a learning center. Every day, the tutors monitored the children as they attended lessons on their devices and helped them stay on track. This allowed the children to come out of the isolation of quarantine life, who could play outside, learn the Klallam language and have lunch together.

Schools were back in person full-time this year, but the learning center did not close; it now hosts after-school cultural programs and tutoring. The district still provides food and transportation for these activities. Many older students who came to the learning center during the school closures have graduated, said tribe president Frances Charles.

“The biggest lesson really is – listen to the kids. Talk to the kids, see what their needs are. How has all of this affected them? Mentally, physically, spiritually? Charles said.

There are still ambitions, as at the start of 2021, to create a formalized classroom environment – ​​something for the young people of the tribe who find it difficult to engage in public schools. These plans are in preparation.

“We’ve watched, watched, and we know some of the things we need to do in the future,” she said. “We still have a lot to learn from children.”

How one district handled the pandemic

Along the Washington-Idaho border in the Lewis-Clark Valley, the Clarkston School District navigated a unique proximity to radically different COVID-19 policies than Washington as it reopened for in-person school at fall 2020. Clarkston Superintendent Thaynan Knowlton said about 20% of district personnel live across state lines, and sometimes it feels like Idaho isn’t going through a pandemic at all.

“It was a stressful time,” he said.

Divisive political rhetoric has rocked the Valley, fueled by disagreements over rules for masking, testing and isolation, though the community has always been tight-knit. Some people expected Knowlton and others to remove state-imposed COVID-19 mitigation measures to more closely align with their Idaho neighbors. But the District of Washington complied with Washington’s rules.

Since mask requirements were lifted in March, Knowlton said, the pressure has also increased. Working with other school and community leaders in the area and across the river was key to keeping the school district on track, he said.

“It’s a lot of pressure to put on a handful of individuals when the politics were so extreme and difficult,” he said. And yet, the district pulled through: “Everyone was really committed to making the school work as best we could.”

Knowlton said it also helped keep tabs on the future, including planning for a new high school. “You have to, as a leader, realize that the sun is behind the clouds,” he said. “There has to be this belief in my mind that things are going to get better.”

Hard times for school nurses

Liz Pray has just completed her ninth year as a school nurse – the toughest year ever, she said. “I’ll be honest, I’m glad this school year is almost over. The past few years have been difficult not only for school nurses, but even more so for our students. »

Pray was on the front lines in April 2020 when a school staff member tested positive for COVID-19 in the Moses Lake School District, about 180 miles east of Seattle. She helped the local health department contact the dozens of people the staff member had contacted.

Fast forward to this year, when she managed day-to-day school operations during the first full-time in-person school year since the pandemic began.

“This year has been busier than others, and there are so many things that happened with students while they were home during this time of quarantine and remote learning,” Pray said. “They didn’t have the normal support from school nurses – our children with chronic illnesses, asthma and food allergies.”

What has changed the most for Pray, she said, is the focus on mental health.

Move the needle for broadband access

John Weisenfeld, a science and technology teacher at Pasco High School, lived in one of 10 houses on a North 25th Place cul-de-sac that, at the start of the pandemic, lacked broadband infrastructure. He was told it would cost around $21,000 for the street plus the price of internet subscriptions, at each homeowner’s expense, to fix the problem.

In August 2020, “We were aware that school is fully online and starts in four weeks. We didn’t know how we were going to do it,” he said.

So Weisenfeld called internet service provider Spectrum every day for a few weeks and urged Pasco executives to do something about it. Just before the start of the school year, Spectrum installed new boxes and the dozens of meters of cable needed to connect families online at the company’s expense.

“Spectrum did the right thing,” said the science teacher. “But not all neighborhoods are lucky enough to have someone to work [on the issue]. Do people turn around and write that check then? »

Weisenfeld solved his neighborhood’s problem through tenacity and persistence, but across the state there’s a dawning recognition that access is vital for everyone.

In January, the Washington State Broadband Office received $145 million in infrastructure grants to provide high-speed Internet to 14 communities. The state aims to provide broadband to all residents by 2028.

]]>
Stepmom arrested for lying about food allergy https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/stepmom-arrested-for-lying-about-food-allergy/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 00:33:11 +0000 https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/stepmom-arrested-for-lying-about-food-allergy/ Members of a popular internet forum have been left disgusted after a woman recounted how she discovered her stepmother was blatantly lying about her many alleged food allergies. In a viral Reddit post posted to r/AmITheA**hole, Redditor u/cupcakebetty (otherwise known as the original poster, or OP) said she had spent years avoiding several common ingredients […]]]>

Members of a popular internet forum have been left disgusted after a woman recounted how she discovered her stepmother was blatantly lying about her many alleged food allergies.

In a viral Reddit post posted to r/AmITheA**hole, Redditor u/cupcakebetty (otherwise known as the original poster, or OP) said she had spent years avoiding several common ingredients for years because of the her husband’s mother and described her shock at finding out it was all unnecessary.

Entitled, “[Am I the a**hole] for calling MIL about his allergies? » Publish received over 7,500 votes and 850 comments in the past day.

Writing that her mother-in-law had long claimed she was “deathly allergic” to eggs, ginger and salt, the original poster said she had taken extreme measures to avoid triggering these allergies.

“I have always gone out of my way to avoid these ingredients in his food and even bought separate bowls and spoons to cook his food to avoid cross-contamination,” OP wrote. “I’ve been switching ingredients for years to make sure I’m not giving her something she’s allergic to.”

Recently, however, the original poster said she was stunned to find out that her mother-in-law’s allergies weren’t allergies at all.

“About a week ago I hosted a dinner party for SIL’s birthday and made SIL his favorite salted caramel mousse,” OP wrote. “Per MIL’s dietary requirements, I’m making her a simple chocolate caramel mousse without eggs or salt.”

“I pull out a tray of salted caramel mousse… and [my mother-in-law] is slathering it on her face as fast as she can,” OP continued. “She devours all the mousse…and asks if there’s more because it was so delicious.”

“I tell her no, it’s gone but what’s going on? I thought she was allergic to those ingredients,” OP added. “She tells me well, technically she’s not allergic but she doesn’t like the taste of egg…so she just tells people she’s allergic.”

Following her mother-in-law’s explosive revelation, the original poster said she broke down and explained exactly why lying about food allergies just isn’t okay.

“She LAUGHS and says it’s ok. Lots of people do. She also told me I’m a drama queen,” OP wrote. “I told her it was a big deal. She could have just TOLD me she didn’t like it. It would have saved me a fortune by substituting ingredients or cooking separate meals.”

“Everyone at the table agreed that pretending to have an allergy when you’re not allergic is a thing to do,” OP continued. “She texted me…saying I shouldn’t have called her in front of everyone [and] now no one will take her seriously when she says she’s allergic.”

While salt consumption can speed up allergy-activating immune cells for some, and egg consumption can cause mild to severe symptoms for others, lying about a food allergy can be just as sickening.

And on many occasions over the past half-decade, top outlets like Cosmopolitan and Yahoo! have challenged these types of fabrications and the impact they have on people with severe allergies.

“Honestly, I really don’t care if you don’t like to eat any food or if you try to stay away because you don’t feel good when you eat it,” Yahoo! writer Lane Moore wrote. “But saying you have an allergy, when everyone knows you don’t, puts me on trial every time I have to tell someone.”

“I have to convince servers, who often lie about food ingredients and tell me my allergens aren’t there when they are, then I end up throwing up all night or with a rash all over my body or my throat swells like it’s full of golf ball sized grenades,” Moore added. “Basically, I have to prove that I’m not like you.”

In addition to jeopardizing the health of those who are genuinely allergic, the challenge of coping with allergies – real or false – often falls on loved ones and, as in the case of the original poster, can come at extreme cost.

Members of Reddit’s r/AmITheA**hole forum have defended a woman who called out her mother-in-law for faking multiple food allergies for years.
JackF/iStock/Getty Images Plus

Throughout the comments section of the viral Reddit post, Redditors acknowledged the financial burden that comes with buying separate dishes to cook separate ingredients and slammed the original poster’s mother-in-law for lying. for so long.

“[Not the a**hole]“, wrote Redditor u/Gold-Somewhere1770 in the main comment of the post, which received more than 7,000 votes. “Your MIL, on the other hand, is a huge a**hole.”

“It undermines anyone with a life-threatening food allergy [and] it is expensive and takes time to adjust,” they continued. “For anyone who has a real [life-threatening] allergic, she deserved to be called.”

Redditor u/local_blonde, whose comment received over 2,400 votes, echoed that sentiment.

“[Not the a**hole]”, they wrote. “She took advantage of your kindness and your consideration, and is upset to have been called for it.”

“She lied, got caught in that lie…then was very hurt that you reported her for her lie. And now she wants you to apologize?” Redditor u/Formerthere raved, receiving over 1,600 votes. “Why?”

Newsweek contacted u/cupcakebetty for comment.

]]>
Can a woman be allergic to semen? https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/can-a-woman-be-allergic-to-semen/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 13:01:33 +0000 https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/can-a-woman-be-allergic-to-semen/ A semen allergy, also known as seminal plasma hypersensitivity (SPH), is a rare condition caused by a mild or severe allergic reaction to the protein in a man’s semen. Research has found that semen allergies are more common in women than in men, affecting up to 40,000 women in the United States. This is likely […]]]>

A semen allergy, also known as seminal plasma hypersensitivity (SPH), is a rare condition caused by a mild or severe allergic reaction to the protein in a man’s semen.

Research has found that semen allergies are more common in women than in men, affecting up to 40,000 women in the United States. This is likely due to the fact that most diagnostic case studies have focused on women. More research is needed to understand how the condition affects sexual partnerships between men.

Although extremely rare, a man can be allergic to his own semen. This newly named condition is called post-orgasmic illness syndrome.

Read on to better understand the causes, symptoms, and solutions of a semen allergy.

West End 61/Getty Images


Symptoms

Sometimes women experience symptoms with one partner and not with another. This is due to the unique mixture of proteins, fluids and other components of a man’s semen.

A semen allergy can cause local reactions minutes or hours after exposure. Most women will see symptoms of contact dermatitis (a red, itchy rash caused by direct contact with an allergen) inside the vaginal canal, outside on the labia, or around the anus. Symptoms of a semen allergy include:

  • Eruption
  • Itching
  • Urticaria
  • Angioedema (swelling of the face, arms or legs)
  • Redness

Complications requiring medical attention

A semen allergy can also cause systemic (body-wide) reactions. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can occur with a semen allergy. Symptoms can appear minutes after exposure to semen and can be life threatening. Here’s what to look for:

  • A swollen tongue or throat
  • Wheezing and difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Rapid and weak pulse
  • A skin rash
  • Nausea and vomiting

causes

To understand the cause of a semen allergy, it is important to note the difference between semen and semen.

Sperm are reproductive cells containing genetic information used to fertilize an egg. Semen is a composition of seminal fluid from the reproductive organs and millions of sperm cells.

It is widely accepted that the main allergens involved in a semen allergy are proteins produced by the prostate, but other proteins are likely involved. Therefore, it is not a man’s sperm that is the allergen.

Other studies have shown that drugs or food allergens can accumulate in semen and trigger symptoms in sexual partners who are already sensitized.

Diagnostic

The easiest way to diagnose HSP at home is to see if symptoms are prevented by using a condom during sex.

Getting an accurate diagnosis can be difficult because semen allergies are rare. Women are often misdiagnosed with:

If you think you have a semen allergy, talk to your healthcare provider. Ask for a skin or blood allergy test. To do this, your healthcare provider will expose your skin to the suspected allergen, in this case, your partner’s semen, and closely observe signs of an allergic reaction.

Treatment

Once you and your partner are diagnosed, you can use one or more of the following treatments to continue a great sex life without allergic reactions.

Condoms

First and foremost, condoms can be used during sex to prevent skin-sperm contact. This is the simplest and least invasive method of treatment. If you and your partner are trying to get pregnant, there are other methods available (see below).

Desensitization

Desensitization, also called immunotherapy, is a treatment used to expose the immune system to an allergen in an attempt to build tolerance to it. In most cases, immunotherapy can take three to five years, but the changes can last for many years.

Antihistamine

Consider topical antihistamine cream if you have a local allergic reaction. One study recommends Gastrocrom (cromolyn) vaginal cream, which can be prescribed by your healthcare professional.

Over-the-counter or prescription allergy medications before sex can also help reduce symptoms in severe cases.

It is important to work out a treatment plan with your partner and health care provider that prioritizes the health and well-being of both partners.

Pregnancy and sperm allergy

The good news is that SPH has not been shown to directly impact fertility. Sperm (and semen) are always healthy.

Instead, the challenge is to have unprotected sex without experiencing symptoms. But today, there are options.

In mild cases, immunotherapy or medications can help eliminate the discomfort of an allergic reaction. People with more severe cases may consider intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF). Your partner’s sperm will be stripped of the allergen (protein) and used for insemination.

Either way, talking to your health care provider will help you understand the risks, costs, and outcomes of all options.

Summary

Semen allergy, or seminal plasma hypersensitivity, is an understudied condition that causes a mild or severe allergic reaction to a specific protein in a man’s semen. Both men and women can be allergic to semen and experience a range of symptoms from a localized rash to anaphylaxis. Prevention includes the use of condoms, and the use of antihistamines or immunotherapy can be used for treatment.

A word from Verywell

If you have a semen allergy, remember that your partner’s semen is not dirty or “bad” and you are not responsible for how your body reacts to it. Any condition stemming from sexual intimacy is a chance to assess how you and your partner handle challenges together. A sperm allergy is not necessarily a sign that you and your partner don’t get on well. Instead, think of it as an opportunity to discover other forms of intimacy that can protect you and bring you closer.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can sperm allergy cause fungal infections?

    A semen allergy is rare but can cause internal and external irritation that resembles a yeast infection. Yeast infections can also be caused by many things, including your partner’s natural genital chemistry (bacteria and natural fluids) or allergies to products, toys, or fabrics.

  • Can a woman be allergic to one man’s semen but not another?

    It is possible for a woman to be allergic to one man’s semen but not to another’s. Semen includes mature sperm, fluids from various glands and organs, and sugars, proteins, and even vitamins and minerals. That said, it varies from man to man depending on his genetics, lifestyle, and overall health.

]]>
Exclusive! My mom makes the best dal rice; it’s my comfort food: Imlie actress Resham Prashant https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/exclusive-my-mom-makes-the-best-dal-rice-its-my-comfort-food-imlie-actress-resham-prashant/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 20:32:00 +0000 https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/exclusive-my-mom-makes-the-best-dal-rice-its-my-comfort-food-imlie-actress-resham-prashant/ Mumbai: Imlie is one of the most successful shows on television and has done well on the TRP charts since it hit the screens. Resham Prashant is best known for her roles in Nazar and Pasant Aahe Mulgi. Currently, we see her on the show Imlie. The actress tries her hand at the character of […]]]>

Mumbai: Imlie is one of the most successful shows on television and has done well on the TRP charts since it hit the screens.

Resham Prashant is best known for her roles in Nazar and Pasant Aahe Mulgi.

Currently, we see her on the show Imlie. The actress tries her hand at the character of Preeta (doll), who is a little gray and difficult to play.

(ALSO READ – EXCLUSIVE! Aryan refuses to accept Imlie and the child; Imlie backs down and embarks on a new journey in the series)

TellyChakkar reached out to the actress and asked her about her food preferences and more.

What is your favorite cuisine?

Bombay chaat and ice cream are my favorites. I can eat them any time of the day.

A dish you don’t like to eat?

I eat everything without a fuss.

What is your favorite dessert ?

It’s ice cream all the way. I can keep eating it all the time.

What’s your favorite food joint?

I don’t have a food joint as such, but everyone should eat Mumbai corn on the cob during the rainy season. It’s the best feeling ever.

What’s your midnight craving?

I always have a box of ice cream in the fridge and I can continue to eat it.

Do you have food allergies?

No, I don’t have any allergies as such. Fortunately, I can eat everything.

A dish you would like to try one day?

I would love to try Sushi as I am very curious to try something new.

What is your mother’s dish that you like?

I love dal rice with ghee. My mom makes the best rice dal. It’s my comfort food.

Well, there’s no doubt that Resham has some great choices when it comes to food.

For more news and updates from the world of TV, OTT and Bollywood, stay tuned to TellyChakkar.

( ALSO READ – EXCLUSIVE! Nazar’s Resham Prashant and Nimki Mukhiya’s Nilima Singh to ENTER StarPlus’ Imlie )

]]>
A Twin Cities doctor is working to rule out food allergies in some babies https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/a-twin-cities-doctor-is-working-to-rule-out-food-allergies-in-some-babies/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 04:05:43 +0000 https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/a-twin-cities-doctor-is-working-to-rule-out-food-allergies-in-some-babies/ Food allergies in children are becoming a growing health and safety concern. According to the CDC, about 8% of all children are allergic to certain foods. If you know someone who has a food allergy, you know that means worrying, reading labels, and avoiding popular foods. Now Dr. Doug McMahon of Minnesota’s Allergy and Asthma […]]]>

Food allergies in children are becoming a growing health and safety concern. According to the CDC, about 8% of all children are allergic to certain foods. If you know someone who has a food allergy, you know that means worrying, reading labels, and avoiding popular foods.

Now Dr. Doug McMahon of Minnesota’s Allergy and Asthma Center is scrambling to try and seemingly erase food allergies in some of his patients, and he thinks the key may be catching them as babies. .

“If we do it in a safe process, our goal is that maybe we can deactivate this allergy,” he said.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS followed the journey of Sean Caulfield, who was just seven months old when he started experimental oral immunotherapy treatment in September 2021. Sean is allergic to peanuts, eggs and dairy. His mum Lindsay remembers the scary times when she found out he had allergies after making him scrambled eggs for the first time.

“Immediately he broke out in hives, all down his neck, face and hands,” she said.

McMahon has been practicing oral immunotherapy on children with food allergies for years. The therapy is FDA-approved for children over four years old. But McMahon is experimenting to see if it works for patients under a year old. It works by giving patients small, safe doses of the foods they are allergic to and slowly increasing the amounts over a long period of time.

For example, when we first met Sean, he was getting 1/50,000e of a peanut and 1/20,000e a regular dose of egg white and milk. But still, Lyndsay admits it can be a disturbing idea: giving her baby something that can hurt her.

“I was absolutely scared. You give your baby something that could make him sick, and you know that. I just watched him like a hawk to see if a rash broke out or his breathing changed,” she said.

Sean stays at Dr. McMahon’s office for an hour after each visit to monitor for any allergic reactions. If there isn’t, he’ll take that same dose at home every day, then increase his dose week by week as the body develops a tolerance. It is a slow and tedious process. For many immunotherapy patients, treatment lasts about nine months to a year.

Fast forward to April 2022.

Sean now eats a lunch of egg muffins, milk, and two scoops of peanut butter with sprinkles on top. All the foods that would have made him sick less than a year ago.

Dr. McMahon says he is finding that oral immunotherapy might work better on young patients like Sean, who are under a year old. The therapy has already been proven to help older children develop a tolerance to foods they are allergic to, but it tries to prove that it can apparently completely eliminate food allergies in babies. He believes it’s because their immune system is still developing.

“It seems like the immune system is so malleable at this young age, and it’s still trying to figure out what’s right and what’s wrong. If we can get patients to that window, maybe we can teach them that these foods are acceptable. It’s kind of like reprogramming the immune system,” he said.

This research is still new and experimental. Dr. McMahon is currently working with approximately 25 patients under one year old. It should not be attempted at home and without the supervision of a physician. Sean will continue to drink and eat maintenance doses at home every day until Dr. McMahon performs lab work in six months to determine if his food allergy still exists.

Moms like Lindsay Caulfield are encouraged. After all, it’s not just about food. It’s a matter of peace of mind.

“A lot of anxiety and worry is gone,” she said.

]]>
Explore the unspoiled beauty of Baja California with UnCruise Adventures https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/explore-the-unspoiled-beauty-of-baja-california-with-uncruise-adventures/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/explore-the-unspoiled-beauty-of-baja-california-with-uncruise-adventures/ Photo courtesy of Tony Dibona Passengers are welcomed aboard the UnCruise Safari Voyager with a smile and a champagne toast, followed by the first of many gourmet meals to be enjoyed during a week-long voyage. Guests are asleep in their cabins by the gentle swaying of the waves as the sail begins. Photo courtesy of […]]]>
]]>
Abbott restarts formula factory linked to contamination https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/abbott-restarts-formula-factory-linked-to-contamination/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 16:42:00 +0000 https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/abbott-restarts-formula-factory-linked-to-contamination/ WASHINGTON (AP) — Abbott Nutrition has restarted production at the Michigan infant formula plant that was shut down for months due to contamination, the company announced on Saturday, taking a step toward mitigating of a nationwide supply shortage that is expected to persist through the summer. The February closure of the nation’s largest formula factory […]]]>

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abbott Nutrition has restarted production at the Michigan infant formula plant that was shut down for months due to contamination, the company announced on Saturday, taking a step toward mitigating of a nationwide supply shortage that is expected to persist through the summer.

The February closure of the nation’s largest formula factory led to supply issues that forced some parents to seek formula from food banks, friends and doctor’s offices.

Abbott said it would initially prioritize production of its specialty EleCare formulas for infants with severe food allergies and digestive issues who have few other options for nutrition. The company said it would take about three weeks before the plant’s new formula starts showing up on store shelves.

“We will ramp up production as quickly as possible while meeting all requirements,” Abbott said in a statement.

The reopening of the plant is one of several federal measures that should improve supply in the coming weeks. President Joe Biden’s administration eased import rules for foreign manufacturers, airlifted the formula from Europe and invoked federal emergency rules to prioritize U.S. production.

Abbott closed the Sturgis, Michigan plant in February after the Food and Drug Administration began investigating four bacterial infections in infants who consumed formula from the plant. Two of the babies died. The company continues to claim that its products have not been directly linked to infections, which involved different bacterial strains.

FDA inspectors eventually uncovered a slew of violations at the plant, including bacterial contamination, a leaky roof, and lax safety protocols. The FDA has come under scrutiny for taking months to close the plant and then negotiate its reopening. Agency executives recently told Congress they needed to reach a legally binding agreement with Abbott to ensure all issues were resolved.

Abbott’s recall in February of several major brands, including Similac, reduced supplies that had already been strained by supply chain disruptions and storage during COVID-19 shutdowns.

The shortage has been more severe for children with allergies, digestive issues and metabolic disorders who rely on specialized formulas. The Abbott factory is the sole source of many of these products, providing nutrition to about 5,000 American babies, according to federal officials.

Abbott is one of only four companies that produce about 90% of the American formula. Recalls and the closure of the business triggered a cascade of effects: retailers restricted customer purchases to conserve supplies and parents were told to switch brands for in-stock formula.

FDA Commissioner Robert Califf recently told lawmakers that it could be about two months before supplies of formula return to normal levels. The agency has waived many of its regulatory requirements to accept more formula from the UK, Australia and other countries.

U.S. manufacturers, including Reckitt and Gerber, have also ramped up production, operating factories 24/7 and sourcing more formula from other facilities.

]]>
Chippin’s Superfood Rich Dog Food Is Better For Your Pup And The Earth https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/chippins-superfood-rich-dog-food-is-better-for-your-pup-and-the-earth/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 20:17:15 +0000 https://parentsofallergicchildren.org/chippins-superfood-rich-dog-food-is-better-for-your-pup-and-the-earth/ Finding the right food for my dog ​​was the whole trip. As a puppy, he suffered from symptoms including itchy skin, inflamed ears and paws, and digestive issues. It took me a long time (and many trips to the vet) to finally identify the culprit: food allergies. I was surprised to learn that two of […]]]>

Finding the right food for my dog ​​was the whole trip. As a puppy, he suffered from symptoms including itchy skin, inflamed ears and paws, and digestive issues. It took me a long time (and many trips to the vet) to finally identify the culprit: food allergies. I was surprised to learn that two of the most common food allergens for dogs are chicken and beef, which are also two of the most popular proteins used in kibble and treats. Sure enough, just a few days after switching my dog ​​to another protein kibble, his symptoms almost completely disappeared. But when he found a kibble he actually appreciated was another story. I shudder to think back to the money and time I spent testing various dog foods that didn’t work for him.

So I was glad to hear about chippina small women-owned business offering affordable dog food made with hypoallergenic, planet-friendly proteins like silver carp, spirulina and crickets (yes, you read that right!).

We only recommend products that we like and think you will too. We may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was written by our Commerce team.

What is special about Chippin?

A lifelong animal lover and environmentalist, Chippin CEO and co-founder Haley Russell – who, alongside co-founder Laura Colagrande, was recently named one of Forbes magazine’s Personalities 30 Under 30 – had always been concerned with finding humane and sustainable ingredients for its food. But delivering that same level of quality to his dogs, Wren and Fisher, has proven difficult. That’s why she founded Chippin – the name is short for “chip in”, which speaks to the company’s commitment to doing the right thing for Mother Earth.

In addition to being common allergens in dogs, beef and chicken have been linked to higher carbon emissions. So, in an effort to reduce the carbon “paw footprint,” Chippin sources alternative superfood proteins that are highly digestible, hypoallergenic, and support dogs’ gut and immune health. The result? High-quality, science-backed nutrition that’s better for your pup and Earth.

Buy Chippin’s Earth- & Belly-Friendly Dog Food

Wild Caught Silver Carp Dog Food

Rich in omega-3 and 10 essential amino acids, silver carp also happens to be an overstocked fish — meaning that catching and eating it helps restore the biodiversity of America’s waterways and protects the Great Lakes. Chippin’s Wild Silver Carp is combined with a host of vitamins, minerals and antioxidant-rich ingredients like pumpkin, spinach, cranberry and flax seeds for a delicious and healthy recipe that puppies will love.

Cricket food garnish

Little known fact: Crickets are a hypoallergenic and highly digestible source of protein for dogs, as well as a prebiotic to support optimal gut health. If the thought of feeding your pup crickets makes you a little gross, don’t worry – nothing about Chippin Cricket food garnish actually looks like a cricket, so you can sprinkle it on your dog’s meal with abandon. Made from four all-natural ingredients – cricket, sweet potato, apple cider vinegar and pumpkin – this versatile supplement can be enjoyed in many ways. Try mixing it with water to create a broth, or add a small amount of water to make a gut-healthy paste perfect for filling chew toys.

The daily life of spirulina

You’ve probably heard of spirulina, an antioxidant-rich blue-green algae that’s one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, but did you know it contains anti-allergenic and a huge 55% vegan protein? It also acts as a probiotic to support your dog’s microbiome, reducing inflammation and boosting the immune system – and the growth process actually removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere rather than emitting it. These delicious crisps The daily life of spirulina The treats combine the superfood with kale, parsley, carrots and flax seeds for an easy way to add powerful nutrients to your dog’s diet.

Assortment of dried meats

Silver carp and crickets take center stage in these jerky style workout treats, which are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential amino acids and omega-3s for skin and coat support. Each bag saves over 150 gallons of water, to boot.

Shop Chippin’s Eco-Friendly Accessories

Chippin offers more than dog food and treats – check out some of the brand’s stylish, planet-first accessories that dogs and humans can take advantage of it.

Unisex T-shirt

Created in honor of Earth Day 2022, eco-friendly Chippin’s T-shirt is responsibly designed and manufactured, and made from 100% recycled cotton. It comes in a range of sizes, from XS to XXL, and features a fun slogan: “Save the Earth, it’s the only planet with dogs.”

Pawsitive Vibes Dog Food Box

Made with infinitely recyclable aluminum and features a cheeky Chippin’s signature “Pawsitive Vibes” slogan treat tin – which fits a two-pack of Chippin treats – is a great way to keep your pup’s snacks organized and fresh.

Chippin Gift Card

Delivered by email and available in a range of prices ($25, $50, $100, or $250), this gift card is a simple, thoughtful way to share Chippin’s high-quality, planet-friendly offerings with your dog-loving friends and family, while allowing them to make their own selections.

]]>