Medical and scientific

Reading the articles below will shed some light on the science of food allergies and its impact on the recommendations for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of allergies.

Which Factors Influence Atopic March?
In recent years, several factors have been identified that either contribute to or could help prevent atopic march. Do you know what they are?

The following articles are in French, more English articles to come

Allergy Tests Sold on the Internet: Beware of False Promises! (In French)
These tests ask for a hair sample and promise to check your sensitivity to several hundred foods and non-food products. What to think of allergy tests sold on the Internet…?

The Sainte-Justine UHC Oral Immunotherapy Clinic, Part 1 – Hope in Quebec! (In French)
Allergy Quebec recently met with allergist Philipe Bégin and a nutrition masters’ student Hélène Leroux to learn more about the Sainte-Justine UHC Oral Immunotherapy Clinic. In this first part of the interview, we learn about the deployment of oral immunotherapy in Quebec.

The Sainte-Justine UHC Oral Immunotherapy Clinic Part 2 – The Challenges of Oral Desensitization (In French)
What are the challenges faced by families of children undergoing oral immunotherapy? Allergist Philippe Bégin talks about these challenges.

Predicting the Severity of an Allergic Reaction: Dream or Reality? (In French)
The severity of an allergic reaction is not predictable. At least, that’s what we thought until just recently. Click here for an update on the platelet-activating factor.

The Oral Food Challenge… A Closer Look (In French)
The oral food challenge is considered to be the best tool to confirm the presence or resolution of a food allergy. But what exactly is this test and under which circumstances do allergists prescribe it?

Overview of Atopic March (In French)
Eczema, allergic rhinitis, asthma, and food allergies… all potential manifestations of atopic march.

Influenza Vaccination and Egg Allergies: Protection or an Explosive Cocktail? (In French)
Vaccination is an easy and safe way to avoid contracting influenza and its complications. But is the same true for those who are allergic to eggs? Continue reading to learn more…

Skin Sensitization (In French)
In order for a food allergy to develop, the person must first be sensitized to that particular allergen. We used to think that food consumption was essential to the sensitization process, but new research has shown otherwise.

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