Allergies Related Articles & Blog Posts
The Power of Storytelling and Social Media: B’s Allergy Video Part 2
In my last post, I had the opportunity to show you the first of B’s videos, which for me started out as a simple tool to help our family manage our kids’ allergies, but then turned into an exciting example of the power of patient and caregiver design for health. The week following the debut […]Read full story
No, I am not SuperAllergyMom, but maybe My Kids and Online Tools Can Help Me Feel that Way?
Health Expert? No way. I am a pediatrician and parent of two kids with multiple severe food allergies. You would think that as a health care provider I have extra superpowers to help protect my kids from the ill effects of their chronic disease, as I am familiar with the medical establishment and have lots […]Read full story
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