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Understanding and managing your child's food allergies
Sicherer, Scott H.
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Publication Information:
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2006]

Physical Description:
xiii, 312 pages : illustrations, form ; 24 cm.
The many faces of food allergy. Food allergy : the nuts and bolts -- Anaphylaxis -- Skin rashes and eczema -- Gastrointestinal problems -- Breathing problems -- Growth problems -- Behavior problems and developmental disabilities -- Additives and cross-reactions -- Diagnosing a food allergy. The medical history -- Allergy testing for IgE : skin and blood tests -- Elimination diets and oral food challenges -- Other tests -- Putting it all together -- Treating an allergic reaction. Epinephrine -- Antihistamines and other therapies -- Emergency action plans for anaphylaxis -- Avoiding food allergens. Avoidance diets -- Maintaining a nutritious diet -- Navigating the supermarket -- At home and in social settings -- In restaurants and while traveling -- At school and camp -- Food allergy at different ages and stages. Infants and toddlers -- Preschool and school-age children -- Teenagers and young adults -- Emotional concerns. The effect on children and families -- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle -- Food allergy in the long term. The natural course of food allergy -- Preventing food allergy -- Looking toward the future. Research for improved diagnosis -- Research for treatment and cures -- Keeping current. An action plan for anaphylaxis -- Food allergy resources.

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