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Title:
The allergy book : solving your family's nasal allergies, asthma, food sensitivities, and related health and behavioral problems
Author:
Sears, Robert W., author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Little, Brown & Company, 2015.
Physical Description:
xviii, 332 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
Allergies are one of the most common ailments, causing children to miss school and parents to miss work. Left untreated or unresolved, stuffy noses, itchy skin, and irritated bellies can lead to chronic asthma, eczema, inflammatory bowel disease, and neurological disorders. Today's parents don't just want to treat their family's allergy symptoms, they want to eliminate allergies and prevent chronic and long-term health complications. Doctors Robert and William Sears present a science-based approach that has helped alleviate allergies in many of their patients, providing a plan not only for treatment, but also for prevention. A family-friendly resource, The Allergy Book offers all the reassurance and accessible, practical advice that parents need to resolve their children's allergies, now and throughout their lives.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Chapter 1. The fascinating world of allergy and immunology -- Chapter 2. Allergy testing -- Chapter 3. Nasal and eye allergies -- Chapter 4. Asthma -- Chapter 5. Eczema -- Chapter 6. Food allergies and sensitivities: overview of symptoms and testing -- Chapter 7. Milk allergy and sensitivity -- Chapter 8. Wheat and gluten allergy and sensitivity -- Chapter 9. Other food allergies: peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, eggs, soy, corn, and chemical additives -- Chapter 10. Other food allergy and sensitivity syndromes (EoE, FPIES, Histamine intolerance, GERD, Fructose malabsorption, and colic) -- Chapter 11. Anaphylaxis: from mild hives to life-threatening allergic reactions -- Chapter 12. Insect sting allergies -- Chapter 13. Eliminating inhalant allergens: dust, mold, pollen, pets, and allergy shots -- Chapter 14. Our prescription for optimum immune health: healing and preventing allergic disorders.
ISBN:
9780316324809
Format :
Book

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From America's most trusted name in pediatrics, a comprehensive guide to treating and preventing nasal allergies, asthma, food allergies and intolerances, and more. Allergies are one of the most common ailments, causing children to miss school and parents to miss work. Left untreated or unresolved, stuffy noses, itchy skin, and irritated bellies can lead to chronic asthma, eczema, inflammatory bowel disease, and neurological disorders. Today's parents don't just want to treat their family's allergy symptoms ¿ they want to eliminate allergies and prevent chronic and long-term health complications. The Sears show them how. Drs. Robert and William Sears present a science-based approach that has helped alleviate allergies in many of their patients, providing a plan not only for treatment, but also for prevention. A family-friendly resource, THE ALLERGY BOOK offers all the reassurance and accessible, practical advice that parents need to resolve their children's allergies, now and throughout their lives.


Author Notes

William Sears, M.D., received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital & Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, the largest children's hospital in the world. He has practiced as a pediatrician for nearly thirty years & is a former assistant professor at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He & Martha Sears are the parents of eight children.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Fans of the prolific Sears pediatrician duo--Robert, whose The Vaccine Book (2007) aroused ire because of his skepticism toward official immunization recommendations, and his well-known father, William, aka Dr. Bill on television, will embrace this reasonable, tip-filled, and genuinely helpful guide to solving allergy problems. The physicians discuss the many ailments allergies cause and recommend nutritional changes, supplements, and holistic therapies. They explain that anyone hosting a party for kids should know that the most common allergic foods for children are milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, soy, tree nuts, and fish, while for adults, the most likely offenders are peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. Antibiotics, aspirin, and ibuprofen can also cause allergic reactions. The authors warn readers about hidden sources of allergens (eggs can turn up in canned soups and in salad dressings), and discuss healthy eating, favoring fruits and vegetables over gluten-filled foods. Even allergy-free people will benefit from checking out the Searses' easy-to-read, clearly laid-out guidebook.--Springen, Karen Copyright 2015 Booklist


Library Journal Review

Physicians Robert (The Vaccine Book) and William Sears add another title to the "Sears Parenting Library" series with an in-depth look at the root causes, diagnosis, treatment, and outlook for those who suffer this common-and potentially fatal-autoimmune response. Allergies seem to be forever on the rise, with designated "nut free" zones in schools and kids who carry their own EpiPensr a common occurrence. The Searses present the best of traditional medical advice with an honest evaluation of alternative remedies often sought by parents today. Covering ailments, such as nasal allergies, eye allergies, and asthma, and examining food allergies, such as those to eggs, nuts, and milk, the authors provide parents with suggestions to treat the symptoms and prevent future allergic responses. -VERDICT -This essential title addresses the most timely of concerns, such as gluten sensitivity, injection therapy, and the role of genetically modified foods on our immune systems. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Authors' Notep. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Chapter 1 The Fascinating World of Allergy and Immunologyp. 3
Chapter 2 Allergy Testingp. 18
Chapter 3 Nasai and Eye Allergiesp. 28
Chapter 4 Asthmap. 49
Chapter 5 Eczemap. 89
Chapter 6 Food Allergies and Sensitivities: Overview of Symptoms and Testingp. 106
Chapter 7 Milk Allergy and Sensitivityp. 127
Chapter 8 Wheat and Gluten Allergy and Sensitivityp. 149
Chapter 9 Other Food Allergies-. Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, Eggs, Soy, Corn, and Chemical Additivesp. 188
Chapter 10 Other Food Allergy and Sensitivity Syndromes (EoE, FPIES, Histamine Intolerance, GERD, Fructose Malabsorption, and Colic)p. 211
Chapter 11 Anaphylaxis: From Mild Hives to Life-Threatening Allergic Reactionsp. 227
Chapter 12 Insect Sting Allergiesp. 241
Chapter 13 Eliminating Inhalant Allergens: Dust, Mold, Pollen, Pets, and Allergy Shotsp. 249
Chapter 14 Our Prescription for Optimum Immune Health: Healing and Preventing Allergic Disordersp. 268
Acknowledgmentsp. 319
Indexp. 321