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Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know is an invaluable resource for parents and caregivers trying to cope with the challenges of childhood asthma and allergies. This well-organized guide covers such topics as
Identifying allergies and asthma
Minimizing triggers and avoiding allergens
Choosing medications wisely
Explaining allergies to young children
Helping children of all ages manage symptoms
What to do if a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction or asthma attack occurs
Allergies and Asthma now provides updated information on allergiesincluding the latest findings on food allergies and treatmentsalong with new approaches for monitoring asthma control, with expanded recommendations for children. The second edition provides new guidance on medications, new recommendations on patient education in settings beyond the physician’s office, and new advice for controlling environmental factors that can cause asthma symptoms.
|Publisher:||American Academy of Pediatrics|
|Series:||What Every Parent Needs to Know Series|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list of resources that includes award-winning books for parents and essential clinical and practice management titles.
Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAAAI, FAAP, CPI, is codirector of the Allergy and Asthma Medical Group and Research Center in San Diego, CA, and clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr Welch earned his medical degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he later completed an internship and residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in allergy/immunology. Dr Welch is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. He is past president of the San Diego Allergy Society and the California Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He lives in San Diego.