More kids are being diagnosed with food allergies. The most common are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy & sesame.
The holiday season is a festive time, but can present unique challenges for children with food allergies and their parents.
As families spend more time outdoors during summer months, parents and other caregivers should be aware of the hazards related to bee stings, and how they can help prevent a child from being stung, a CHOC pediatric allergist says. Bee stings can be quite common, and don’t usually lead to a serious reaction, says Dr. […]
By Melody Sun, clinical pharmacist at CHOC Allergy season is a time of stuffy noses, itchy eyes, and lots of sneezing. When these symptoms cannot be managed with lifestyle habits, non-prescription or over-the-counter medications may help. However, there can be an overwhelming variety of over-the-counter medications for the same issue, so how do you choose […]
The New England Journal of Medicine recently published two studies that strengthen evidence that feeding peanuts and other allergy-inducing foods to babies is more likely to protect them than to cause problems. Given previous recommendations, focused on food-avoidance, parents may be surprised by the latest research. In this Q & A, Dr. Wan-Yin Chan, CHOC […]
Diagnosing asthma can be tricky. There is no simple test. Instead, evaluating three key symptoms helps doctors make a diagnosis, explains Dr. Stanley P. Galant, an asthma, allergy and immunology specialist at CHOC Children’s and the medical director of the CHOC Breathmobile. Children experiencing cough, shortness of breath – especially during and after exercise or […]
There are many things a family should consider before deciding to rid the house of one child’s food allergens.