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Posts About Allergies & Asthma

Posted by: David Stukus, MD on May 14, 2019


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.

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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Food Sensitivity Tests: The Pitfalls of Home Testing Kits

Jul 19, 2018

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. Read More

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Summer Safety Guide: Expert Advice for Fun in the Sun

Jun 07, 2018

Our experts are giving you access to a Summer Guide full of tips and articles for a safe and healthy break. From advice on bumps and bruises, to swimming and playground safety and even managing your child’s mental health, we have advice for you and your child to have a safe and fun summer. Read More

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Air Quality Alert: Why Hot, Sunny Days Can Be Bad for Your Breathing

May 01, 2018

Hot, sunny days can often worsen breathing problems due to high ozone levels. Here are tips to lessen exposure. Read More

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What Can Peter Rabbit Teach Us About Food Allergies?

Feb 21, 2018

My children and I were excited to see the classic Tale of Peter Rabbit come to life on the movie screen. The Peter Rabbit we grew up with whimpered home to his mother with a belly ache after eating too much food from Mr. McGregor’s garden. Read More

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Humidifiers for Respiratory Infections: Are They Helpful or Harmful?

Jan 30, 2018

Pediatricians often recommend plugging in a humidifier in your child's bedroom when they get an upper respiratory infection. But does this actually do anything? Read More

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Our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

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For the past three years we have saved a slot on our calendar to list the top 10 posts of the year. In 2017, we shared year-over-year favorites, trending and newsworthy topics and told you about new initiatives. Read More

The Importance of Reading Labels for Food Allergen Avoidance

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Reading labels can be tricky and ingredient lists can change suddenly without warning. It is recommended that people with food allergies read all labels prior to eating products, including those they have safely eaten before. Read More

Food Allergy vs. Intolerance: Knowing the Difference

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A food allergy diagnosis can dramatically alter one’s life. While many people experience various symptoms after eating certain foods, it is important to understand the differences between food allergy and intolerance. Read More