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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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What Can Peter Rabbit Teach Us About Food Allergies?

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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


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

Dec 28, 2017

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

Oct 25, 2017

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 Allergy vs. Intolerance: Knowing the Difference

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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: Myths vs. Facts

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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

New Guidelines: Early Introduction of Peanut to Prevent Peanut Allergy

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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