Understanding and Managing Your Child's Food Allergies [NOOK Book]

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For children with food allergies, eating—one of the basic functions of life—can be a nightmare. Children who suffer or become dangerously ill after eating peanuts, seafood, milk, eggs, wheat, or a host of other foods require constant vigilance from caring, concerned parents, teachers, and friends.

In this empathetic and comprehensive guide, Dr. Scott H. Sicherer, a specialist in pediatric food allergies, gives parents the information they need to manage their children’s health ...

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Understanding and Managing Your Child's Food Allergies

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Overview

For children with food allergies, eating—one of the basic functions of life—can be a nightmare. Children who suffer or become dangerously ill after eating peanuts, seafood, milk, eggs, wheat, or a host of other foods require constant vigilance from caring, concerned parents, teachers, and friends.

In this empathetic and comprehensive guide, Dr. Scott H. Sicherer, a specialist in pediatric food allergies, gives parents the information they need to manage their children’s health and quality of life. He describes why children develop food allergy, the symptoms of food allergy (affecting the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, and the respiratory system), and the role of food allergy in behavioral problems and developmental disabilities. Parents will learn how to recognize emergency situations, how to get the most out of a visit with an allergist, what allergy test results mean, and how to protect their children—at home, at school, at summer camp, and in restaurants.

Informative, compassionate, and practical, this guide will be indispensable for parents, physicians, school nurses, teachers, and everyone else who cares for children with food allergies.

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Barring creating their own line of allergen-free food and placing their children in a plastic bubble, what are parents to do to keep their children safe from potentially fatal reactions to food? A specialist in pediatric food allergies, Sicherer (pediatrics, Mount Sinai Sch. of Medicine; The Complete Peanut Allergy Handbook) has put together in one welcomed source the wisdom of his many years of experience and the latest research from his own and others' clinical studies. Approachable and straightforward, his book provides parents with practical advice for managing a child's environment at home, at school, or out in the world at large. In Part 2, "Diagnosing a Food Allergy," the practice of taking a detailed medical history is espoused and case studies serve to bring the issue home. An action plan for anaphylaxis, a life-threatening type of allergic reaction, as well as a chapter on food allergy resources are included. Another excellent book on this topic Lisa Cipriano Collins's Caring for Your Child with Severe Food Allergies imparts similar practical and compassionate information, but Sicherer's approach is much more research-based. Highly recommended for public and consumer health libraries. Beth Hill, Univ. of Idaho Lib., Moscow Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Yesim Yilmaz-Demirdag

A thorough overview... The information is useful to parents and others who take care of children with food allergies.

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This work presents the practical strategies for day-to-day living with food allergies in an unalarming narrative with case studies that serve to illustrate and illuminate key points.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801889578
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 901,909
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Scott H. Sicherer, M.D., is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a researcher in the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the author of The Complete Peanut Allergy Handbook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2010

    Learning what it all means....

    Not having allergies in the family, when we learned our child had food allergies, we needed a place to turn for some answers. This book was great guide to understanding the basics of what it all means, how to handle the challenge of a child with food allergies and where to go from here. I found the book to be educational and comforting, you are not alone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2007

    OUTSTANDING! ,AMAZING!

    My mom liked it?uhm... me too?Ow right, i LOVE IT!

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