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Understanding and managing your child's food allergies

Author: Scott H Sicherer
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Series: Johns Hopkins Press health book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Computer network resources
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sicherer, Scott H.
Understanding and managing your child's food allergies.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006005261
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott H Sicherer
ISBN: 9780801884924 0801884926 080188957X 9780801889578
OCLC Number: 568535232
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 312 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The many faces of food allergy. Food allergy : the nuts and bolts --
Anaphylaxis --
Skin rashes and eczema --
Gastrointestinal problems --
Breathing problems --
Growth problems --
Behavior problems and developmental disabilities --
Additives and cross-reactions --
Diagnosing a food allergy. The medical history --
Allergy testing for IgE : skin and blood tests --
Elimination diets and oral food challenges --
Other tests --
Putting it all together --
Treating an allergic reaction. Epinephrine --
Antihistamines and other therapies --
Emergency action plans for anaphylaxis --
Avoiding food allergens. Avoidance diets --
Maintaining a nutritious diet --
Navigating the supermarket --
At home and in social settings --
In restaurants and while traveling --
At school and camp --
Food allergy at different ages and stages. Infants and toddlers --
Preschool and school-age children --
Teenagers and young adults --
Emotional concerns. The effect on children and families --
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle --
Food allergy in the long term. The natural course of food allergy --
Preventing food allergy --
Looking toward the future. Research for improved diagnosis --
Research for treatment and cures --
Keeping current. An action plan for anaphylaxis --
Food allergy resources.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins Press health book.
Responsibility: Scott H. Sicherer.
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