Clear clutter and unwanted items from your home and you can help raise funds for the Corvallis Environmental Center--all year long! Just take your unwanted items to an ARC Thrift Store where they sell them and donate the proceeds to the CEC. It easy! Here's how:
1. Collect Items in Good Condition
Not all donate-able items are eligible, so check out the list of items that will raise money for the CEC: www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/turn-trash-to-treasure 2. Put a sticker on each eligible item Stickers are located in a big envelope on the window outside of the CEC office at 214 SW Monroe Ave., Corvallis
3. Drop-off Items at The ARC! Items can be dropped off anytime during store hours at either location.
We have a little good news this week: my son passed a home bean challenge for both pinto and cannellini (white) beans last night. Hooray!
At our last allergist visit, they ran the numbers on a number of varieties of beans and many were Class 0, with values like 0.68. My son's doctor thought it was reasonable to try these at home.
Going to stop for a moment and interject: DON'T DO THIS WITHOUT YOUR DOCTOR'S DIRECTION. A lot of things go into whether home challenges are a good idea for your child: how serious the allergen typically is, how far the hospital, how experienced the parents are with recognizing reactions. Many doctors are not comfortable with this at all. But, in our case, it makes sense to do some challenges at home because my son tests slightly allergic to dozens of foods.
He has avoided all beans since around age five, when he started developing new allergies. First it was tuna. Then cashews. Then (to our great surprise), he suddenly became allergic to garbonzo be…
Sorry, guys...I've been very busy the last couple of weeks, but just over a week ago one of the largest allergy and asthma conferences, the annual American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, was tweeting its brains out.
Here were the tweets and (virtual) presentations I thought were most interesting:
ACE inhibitors are often used to treat high blood pressure. I believe Lisinopril was the one specifically mentioned. This goes hand in hand with the idea that older patients, especially men, can see changes in the severity of their allergic reactions as they age.
Here's an answer on the question many of us asked about component testing. Just as with RAST, the number itself doesn't matter; just the positive result.
Gross! But yes, give your kids the bobber after the dog/ brother/ mailman licked it.
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 Natur…