As a pediatric allergist, I meet families from all types of backgrounds who share concerns about common childhood conditions such as asthma, environmental allergies, food allergies and eczema. These topics generate quite a few questions from primary care colleagues and other specialists.
Food allergies affect 1 in 13 U.S. children, causing immediate onset allergic reactions every time someone eats the food. Peanut, milk, egg, wheat, soy, tree nuts and seafood are the most common food allergies.
At-home tests are being marketed as a convenient way to determine food sensitivity. Read what our allergy expert has to say about what these tests can and can't do.
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When someone has a food allergy, they must completely avoid eating the food(s) to which they are allergic. Accidental ingestion can cause an allergic reaction, including severe and life-threatening reactions for some people. Read More
Food allergies affect roughly five to eight percent of all children. A food allergy diagnosis can dramatically alter one’s life as it requires constant vigilance during meals and snacks and preparation in case a severe allergic reaction occurs. Read More
Peanut allergy is a growing health problem, affecting approximately 2% of children. In the majority of children, peanut allergy begins early in life and requires lifelong management. Here are a few of the most common myths – and facts – about peanut allergies. Read More
Why the New Recommendations? Prior recommendations for parents and pediatricians were to avoid introduction of peanut until after 3 years of age. However, cumulative evidence has demonstrated that early feeding is associated with less peanut allergy. Read More