Understanding and Managing Your Child's Food Allergies

Understanding and Managing Your Child's Food Allergies

by Scott H. Sicherer
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Understanding and Managing Your Child's Food Allergies by Scott H. Sicherer

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801889578
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

What People are Saying About This

from the Foreword by Anne Muñoz-Furlong

"Dr. Sicherer is a rare combination of brains, compassion, understanding, and practicality... A reference tool that belongs in everyone's bookcase."

from the Introduction by Hugh A. Sampson

This book is an amazing compilation of the essential information needed to work with your doctor, discuss your child's food allergy with other caregivers and your child, and, ultimately, provide your child with the best care possible. It is the only resource I know of that provides timely, accurate, and accessible information on every medical aspect of food allergy.

from the Introduction by Hugh A. Sampson, M.D., Director, The Jaffe Food Allergy Institute

Robert A. Wood

"Provides families with state-of-the-art education about food allergy."

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom liked it?uhm... me too?Ow right, i LOVE IT!