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  • Food Allergies

    Food Allergies: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Food hypersensitivity, Oral allergy syndrome, Allergic proctocolitis Introduction to food allergies: Many parents of infants and toddlers are told that food allergies don’t happen that young, or that they are very rare. We’ve learned that food allergies certainly do happen and that they are common – affecting about 1 in 18 children before […]

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    Cough: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to cough: Your home calms at night, the children are tucked into bed – but then loud coughing replaces the silence. It’s impressive that a body so small can cough so loud. What is a cough? Coughing is an important part of the body’s defense system. It forcefully propels unwanted invaders up and out […]

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    Cold Sores: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Fever Blisters, Herpes Labialis, Secondary Herpes Introduction to cold sores: Kids often feel the tingling before you can see the sore. If your child has a cold sore, he is likely to have them again and again before he grows up. You will want to learn what to expect and what to do. […]

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  • Allergies

    Allergies (Allergic Rhinitis): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Nasal allergies, Allergic rhinitis, Hay fever, Seasonal allergic rhinitis, Perennial allergic rhinitis, Pollen allergy, House dust allergy, Pet allergies, Mold allergies Introduction to allergies: Children with allergies tend to get more ear infections, more colds, and have more sleepless nights than their peers. Far too often, the underlying allergies are missed and children […]

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  • Allergy Prevention

    Allergy Prevention

    Our understanding of allergies continues to change. Evidence continues to mount that some allergies may be connected to overly clean environments (the “hygiene hypothesis”). 

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  • Allergy Testing

    Allergy Testing

    Most people think of specific allergies as black and white — something you either have or you don’t. A study published in the January 2002 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine emphasizes that the truth is much more complex. Being allergic to something is a continuum – and that continuum […]

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  • Spectacular Allergy Prevention

    Spectacular Allergy Prevention

    Beneficial bacteria may prevent allergies. The April 7, 2001 issue of the prestigious journal, The Lancet, contains a study of 132 children who were at high risk of developing allergies because of their family histories. For a few weeks before the babies were born, some of the expectant mothers were given capsules of the same […]

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  • Cold Allergies and What Can Be Done About Them

    Cold Allergies and What Can Be Done About Them

    What exactly is an allergy to the cold, and what can be done about it? I was recently diagnosed as having an allergy to the cold, and although the doctor tried to explain it to me, I didn’t fully…

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  • Nut Allergy Safety

    Nut Allergy Safety

    My daughter is allergic to nuts. What can we do to prepare for a possible allergic reaction?

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  • Fatal Nut Alergy

    Fatal Nut Allergy

    Do you know of any desensitization treatment for my son (turning 5 years old in December) who has a fatal allergy to nuts (peanuts and all types of nuts)? I heard there is one originated in Denver, Colorado, but…

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