Tag: "allergy and immunology"
How to Read a Label For Food Allergies
Every child with food allergies is different. Some need to avoid even the most minuscule amounts of an allergen, while others may be tolerant of those very small amounts. Learn how to read a label for food allergies so that those allergens can be avoided.
Amoxicillin Allergy & Amoxicillin Rash Are Often Mislabeled
Many people who think they are allergic to amoxicillin are not actually allergic to it. In fact, only about 1% of the population truly has an amoxicillin allergy. An allergist explains why this is an individual and public health issue, and what parents can do about it.
How to Talk to Party Hosts About Kids’ Nut Allergies
The holidays can be particularly stressful for families of kids with nut allergies, especially when attending parties outside of the home. The key to doing this safely and successfully is to have a conversation with the host ahead of time. Read a few tips on how to do this.
Allergy Skin Prick Test: What’s It Like?
An allergy skin prick test can either confirm or deny an allergy to a specific substance and works for both food and environmental allergies. Read to learn what happens during this test and why it may take a couple of hours.
Tips For Hosting A Food-Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving Meal
Preparing Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful under the best of circumstances! But when you have a guest with food allergies, menu planning can be even more of a challenge. Read on for a few recipes and tips for hosting a food-allergy-friendly Thanksgiving meal.
How Our Family Handles Trick-or-Treating With Food Allergies
For food allergy families, the scariest part of Halloween is the "unsafe" treats on trick-or-treat night. Read how one family handles trick-or-treating with food allergies safely, while still enjoying the holiday.
6 Steps to Help Control Allergic Asthma in Kids
About 80-90% of kids who have asthma also have allergies, or allergic asthma. Kids need a comprehensive plan to treat it, as a single intervention isn't effective. Read a pediatric allergist's six steps to help get it under control.
Peanut Oral Immunotherapy: How it Gave Us Peace of Mind
Peanut oral immunotherapy works similarly to allergy shots, where patients eat a progressive amount of the allergen until they build up a tolerance, or immunity, to it. Read one patient's experience and how it gave his family peace of mind.
5 Tips for Packing a Well-Rounded Nut-Free Lunch
Helpful tips for packing a well-rounded and nut-free lunch, from one of our dietitians.
3 Tips for Coping with Spring Allergies
Simple ways to manage the symptoms of your child's spring allergies.
Is It a Cold or Allergies?
When a child coughs, sneezes and has a runny nose, it can be difficult to tell whether it’s a cold or allergies. There is a way to tell the difference,
Study Shows Biologic Basis for Difficult-to-Treat Asthma
Asthma is a frustrating condition for patients, parents and doctors alike, for many different reasons. From my perspective, it’s frustrating because not all patients respond well to treatment; in fact,
Cincinnati Doctor’s Innovative Allergy Shot Secures Funding for Additional Research
Dr. Fred Finkelman, professor of pediatrics at the UC College of Medicine, has a research laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s and has developed an innovative allergy shot that could potentially help
Life With EoE Times Three
I have three kids and a husband with EoE. So I guess that’s really four under one roof! I also have a baby that may be following suit; my guess
Epinephrine: it’s still our fail safe
A recent CNN news story sent shock waves through me. As a mother of a child with multiple food allergies, including nuts, I’ve always been mentally reassured by his epinephrine