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  • Clarithromycin

    Clarithromycin

    Clarithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections in children. You might see a brand name such as Biaxin on the label. It comes as liquid, tablets, or extended release tablets.

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  • Amoxicillin-Clavulanate

    Amoxicillin-Clavulanate

    Amoxicillin-clavulanate is a strong combination antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections in children. The clavulanate makes it difficult for some resistant bacteria to withstand the amoxicillin, resulting in a very powerful antibiotic. Nevertheless, it does not help in viral infections such as a cold or flu.

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  • Great resources for safe eats

    Great resources for safe eats

    It has been five years since my son’s diagnosis of food allergies. During that time I have discovered a number of wonderful resources to make managing food allergies easier. Many of these products have been inspired by families like mine who developed something that worked for them and they wanted to share their product to […]

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  • The “silver lining” of food allergies…?

    The “silver lining” of food allergies…?

    The diagnosis of a food allergy can be life changing. Things that seemed simple like going out to eat, traveling or a play date with friends can feel overwhelming. As with most situations education is power, and in the case of food allergies education means safety.

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  • Tips to Plan a Safe Birthday Party When Inviting Children with Food Allergies

    Tips to Plan a Safe Birthday Party When Inviting Children with Food Allergies

    Worried about inviting a friend with food allergies to your child’s birthday party? Which foods are safe? Which are not? What if the child has a reaction? Food allergies are on the rise among children. This can present a challenge when planning your child’s birthday party.

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  • Desensitization therapy - a cure?

    Desensitization therapy – a cure?

    There has been a recent surge of articles and stories in the news on the possible “cure” for peanut allergies. I am pleased to see media coverage and stories on food allergies as it helps raise awareness. The announcements around the success of a desensitization trial are encouraging.

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  • Why Some Parents May Appear to be Over the Top

    Why some parents may appear to be “over the top”.

    I consider myself as a reasonable individual with realistic expectations from my family and others. Why then when I was asked to speak to incoming Kindergarten parents at my son’s school about the severity of his peanut allergy was I a mess?

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  • Chemicals in Your Environment

    Chemicals in Your Environment

    Parents are often surprised when I tell them that a great number of the products we use in our homes are not necessarily evaluated and declared safe by a government entity. The paints that cover your walls, the stain-resistant fabric that covers your furniture, the very carpet under your feet… these things can contain toxic […]

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  • Babies’ Eating Fish Cuts Eczema Odds

    Babies’ Eating Fish Cuts Eczema Odds

    Eczema is a common skin condition in children, and has been getting more common in recent decades, now affecting as many as 1 in 3 babies in some parts of the world. We know that heredity plays a big role in a child’s odds of getting eczema, but the recent rapid rise of eczema suggests […]

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  • GM foods on the market may cause allergies

    GM foods on the market may cause allergies

    The primary reason companies genetically engineer plants is to make them tolerant to their brand of herbicide. The four major GM plants, soy, corn, canola, and cotton, are designed to survive an otherwise deadly dose of weed killer. About 68% of GM crops are herbicide tolerant.

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