Teaming up to make Halloween safe and fun for kids with food allergies

Halloween is a fun time for kids of all ages. It’s an opportunity to dress up in costumes, transform your home and yard with spooky decorations, and greet trick or treaters with tasty treats. But, for the 1 in 13 children with food allergies—and many more impacted by food sensitivities and other pediatric allergies—this annual […]

Dining Out with Food Allergies

For those with food allergies, dining out can be a stressful and complicated experience. Raquel Durban, Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center’s Registered Dietitian, who specializes in the dietary management of families with food allergies shares her tips on dining out with food allergies.  She strives to empower those with food allergies to take action to […]

Easter Food Allergy Tips from Raquel Durban, Registered Dietitian


by Raquel Durban, MS, RD, LD/N Are your children excited to celebrate Easter soon? But do they have food allergies? Is that causing you to stress? We’re here to help. Here are some tips and resources to help you navigate the upcoming holidays: Offer to host if someone in your family has a food allergy […]

Is It A Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?


You probably know people who are intolerant or sensitive to certain foods, but what does it mean to have a food allergy? Often food intolerances or sensitivities are confused with food allergies, but the differences can be significant. If you’re suffering from an intolerance, a sensitivity, or an allergy, it’s important to fully understand your […]

Do You Have Food Allergies?


Food allergies affect approximately 6 percent of children younger than three years of age and 4 percent of adults in the United States. Those percentages may sound small at first, but according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), more than 50 million people suffer from some type of allergy, and food […]

A Registered Dietitian Can Help With Food Allergies


By Raquel Durban, RD. When you or someone you care for has been diagnosed with a food allergy, it may feel overwhelming.  This is completely normal!  Our physicians and support team at Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center (CAAC) are here to provide complete care from diagnosis to individualized management. Our physicians can provide you with […]

Egg Allergies: Symptoms, Treatments, & Substitutions


Eggs are known for being high in protein and easy to eat in a variety of different ways. According to a 2019 Food & Wine article, the average American consumes 279 eggs a year. If you’re used to eating eggs but have noticed a change in how your body reacts after eating them, it’s possible […]

So, Someone in your Family has Peanut Allergy!

by Richard S. Roberts, M.D. Updated Announcement November 16, 2020: Carolina Asthma and Allergy Center is excited to announce that it is now offering Palforzia. Dr. Emily Langley provides an update on this new treatment. She comments, “the first peanut oral immunotherapy product, named Palforzia, was FDA approved earlier this year, and we are excited to […]

Recommendations for Exposing Infants to Peanuts

Updated March 2023 New parents face many life challenges when they have a child. Diaper changes, bathing and feeding represent a small portion of these challenges – with a lot of advice and assistance from friends and family, of course. One important thing new parents need to know is that the guidelines for peanut allergies […]

Planning for The Holidays When Your Child Has Food Allergies


For most of us, the holiday season is filled with good cheer. With multiple parties, gifts, and holiday decorations it is hard not to get in the holiday spirit – unless you are a parent of a child with food allergies. If your child has food allergies, it is only natural to be concerned about […]