An increasing number of children are being diagnosed with food allergies. Today, an estimated 10% of children have some sort of food allergy. This translates to one in 13 children, or roughly two kids in every classroom, with a food allergy. Around 40% of children with a diagnosed food allergy are allergic to more than […]
The holiday season is a festive time, but can present unique challenges for children with food allergies and their parents. We spoke to Vanessa Chrisman, a clinical pediatric dietitian at CHOC, who has advice for parents on navigating a season often filled with parties and treats while managing their child’s dietary restrictions. What are some […]
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 […]
Raising a child with a food allergy can be challenging enough, but what should families do when they have children with and without food issues? That’s a question CHOC Radio host Bryan Mundia recently asked Shonda Brown, a CHOC Children’s clinical dietitian who works in the hospital’s Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic.