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Allergy Bites: Tasty Nuggets for Preventing Allergies
Many parents still hear the advice that it’s better to wait to introduce fish to babies until their first birthdays, or even their second. I disagree! And a growing body of evidence suggests that starting fish between 6 and 12 months results in fewer allergies – both in the short run and by the time [...]Read full story
Food Allergy Series Part 5: What Else Can I do to Help My Child with Food Allergies?
I am often asked what else can be done to help one’s child with food allergies. I truly believe that the more you know, the more empowered you can be to help your child lead as happy and as normal a life as possible. Below are some commonly asked questions that I hope will be [...]Read full story
Food Allergy Series Part 4: What Can I do to Prevent A Food Allergic Reaction?
As parents and caregivers, you can protect your child with food allergies by learning how to read food labels, prepare safe meals, and discuss with others your child’s food allergy to keep your child healthy. How do I Read Food Labels? In the United States, all packaged foods must clearly identify eight specified food allergy [...]Read full story
Food Allergy Series Part 3: What should I do In Case of an Allergic Reaction?
What should I do In Case of an Allergic Reaction? A food allergic reaction can be a frightening experience. Below I hope to help guide and empower you to be able to know the most effective way to treat an allergic reaction should your child have one. How common are food allergic reactions? Studies have [...]Read full story
Food Allergy Series Part 2: How Do I Recognize A Food Allergic Reaction?
I am often asked as an allergist how can I tell if a child is having a food allergic reaction. It is not always easy to tell and thus it is important to know all the possible symptoms of a reaction. Being able to recognize the symptoms early on can prevent your child from having [...]Read full story
Food Allergy Series Part 1: Does My Child Have a Food Allergy and If So, What Caused It?
Having a child with food allergies can be a life-changing experience both for the child as well as everyone that takes care of him or her. I know first-hand having children in my family with food allergies. It has given me a passion to help children with food allergies through education, patient care, and research. [...]Read full story
Chronic Allergies and Asthma
My 3 year old son has rhinitis allergies and cough variant asthma. He currently takes singulair, allegra 2x daily, pulmicort 2 x daily, and xopenex as needed. With all this being said he still continues to get sick every…Read full story
Traveling with Food Allergies: Eat In or Dine Out?
Traveling with a child who has food allergies means having to do some legwork before you go. Whether you choose to dine out or eat in on your vacation, or a combination of both, you’ll need to do some pre-planning. The more work you’re able to do in advance, the less likely you are to [...]Read full story
Traveling With Food Allergies: Peanuts and Planes
Planes are notorious for the tiny pouches of peanuts they adore handing out. With peanut and other life threatening food allergies steadily rising, it’s surprising that these are still the go-to snacks of so many airlines. Unfortunately, this makes flying with a peanut allergic child a risky venture, but not an impossible one. Here are [...]Read full story
Traveling With Food Allergies: Lodging
There are a number of things to considering when planning a vacation with a food allergic family member. One of the first things you need to consider is where to stay. By now you are probably fairly used to having to cook a lot of your own meals and you can accomplish this while away [...]Read full story