The Complete Kid's Allergy and Asthma Guide: Allergy and Asthma Information for Children of All Ages

The Complete Kid's Allergy and Asthma Guide: Allergy and Asthma Information for Children of All Ages

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ISBN-13: 9780778800781
Publisher: Rose, Robert Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/2003
Series: The Hospital for Sick Children Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

General Editor, Dr. Milton Gold, MD, FRCP(C) is an allergy and asthma specialist at The Hospital for Sick Children.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Contributors

Part 1: Introduction to Kid's Allergies and Asthma

Chapter 1: Introduction
When Your Child has An Allergy

Part 2: Allergic Conditions

Chapter 2: Asthma
Breathing Disorder of the Lungs

Chapter 3: Rhinitis
Upper Airway Disorders

Chapter 4: Skin Conditions
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
Contact Dermatitis
Hives (Urticaria)
Skin Swelling (Angioedema)

Chapter 5: Adverse Food Reactions
Allergic and Nonallergic Reactions to Foods

Chapter 6: Anaphylaxis
Severe Allergic Reactions

Chapter 7: Insect Allergies
Allergies to Insect Stings and Bites

Chapter 8: Drug Allergies
Adverse Reactions to Medications

Chapter 9: Latex Allergy
Allergy to Natural Rubber

Part 3: Dealing with Allergies and Asthma

Chapter 10: Coping with Allergies
Educating Your Children and Their Caregivers

Chapter 11: Environmental Control
Avoiding Allergens and Irritants

Part 4: Looking Forward

Chapter 12: Prevention of Allergies
The Latest Studies on Treating and Avoiding Allergies

Glossary
Resources Index

Preface

Introduction

About one-quarter of all children suffer from some sort of allergic disorder, such as asthma, hay fever, food allergies or eczema. For a child, an allergy can be daunting and difficult to manage. For parents, a child's allergic condition can be confusing, frustrating and sometimes frightening.

The Complete Kid's Allergy and Asthma Guide is designed to give parents and caregivers comprehensive, authoritative information with common-sense guidelines, recommendations and tips on dealing with the asthmatic condition and the allergic problems that children can experience. Parents can rest assured they're reading about the most up-to-date, expert advice from allergy specialists at the world-renowned The Hospital for Sick Children.

While this book is only a starting point to helping you cope with your child's allergies, you can count on finding a wealth of useful information, including advances in diagnosing specific allergic conditions, how to minimize allergic reactions and how to avoid allergens and irritants. We understand how inundated you can be with all the 'news' about allergies, so we've provided an easy-to-read guide that will help to dispel some common misconceptions and educate you on the most appropriate care for your child's allergic problems. This is truly a parent's handbook you can share with friends, family and children of all ages.

The book has been divided into four parts to help you navigate more easily through the pages. In Part 1, you'll get a summary of common allergic conditions and allergic testing. Part 2 features specifics on each allergic condition, while Part 3 will arm you with advice on dealing with allergies and asthma. In Part 4, we've included the latest research on the prevention of allergies. You'll also find a useful glossary to help you cut through the medical jargon and a listing of resources you can continually tap into to stay current.

The information in this book has been compiled using the latest research, current medical studies and a wealth of experience the authors have gained while treating childhood allergic conditions. Now, all of this has been compiled in one volume and passed onto you and your family. We hope you find it valuable as we continue to make advances in

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Contributors

General Editor

Milton Gold, B.Sc., MD, FRCPC, FAAP, Diplomate Am. Board of Allergy and Immunology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Staff Physician, Division of Immunology/Allergy
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

Associate Editors

Adelle R. Atkinson, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Staff Physician, Division of Immunology/Allergy
Bone Marrow Transplant Medicine
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

Sasson Lavi, MD, FRCPC, Diplomate Am. Board of Pediatrics, Diplomate Am. Board of Allergy and Immunology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Staff Physician, Division of Immunology/Allergy
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

David Hummel, MB, ChB, FRCPC, Diplomate Am.Board of Allergy and Immunology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Staff Physician, Division of Immunology/Allergy
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

Other Contributors

Gordon Donsky, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Senior Staff Physician, Division of Immunology/Allergy
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

Suleiman Eisa, MBBS, FAAP, FRCPC
Clinical Fellow, Division of Immunology/Allergy
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

Howard Langer, MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Staff Physician, Division of Immunology/Allergy
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

Charlotte D'E. Miller, MD, FRCPC
Lecturer, Division of Respiratory Medicine
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

Maria Triassi, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
Clinical Associate, Division of Immunology/Allergy
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

Elisabeth White, RN, BScN, MS
Allergy Nurse Coordinator
Division of Immunology/Allergy
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

Jane Salter, MD, FRCSC
Past President
Anaphylaxis Canada


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