Tag "allergy and immunology"

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 › Continue Reading

October can be a scary time for many kids and families – and not for the obvious reasons like ghosts, goblins and ghastly things jumping out at you. Because my son is allergic to all nuts, for our family, the › Continue Reading

Achoo! It’s the time of year when seasonal allergies peak. But in reality, allergic symptoms can happen year round. That’s because there’s just as many indoor allergens as there are outdoor. And for kids with asthma and allergies, this can › Continue Reading

My son, Tyler, has always been independent and confident. So much so, that our family joked that we could put him on a plane by himself to China at the age of four and he would have managed just fine. › Continue Reading

Now that the school year is in full swing, parents may be feeling the need for lunch-packing inspiration! With food allergies on everyone’s minds, many schools are going “nut-free.” If your child is nut-allergic or not nut-allergic but attending a › Continue Reading

I think it’s safe to say that most parents are excited when the weather begins to change and Spring blossoms. Among other things, it means their kids will have nicer weather for more outdoor play. But the nicer weather can › Continue Reading

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, according to Dr. Michelle Lierl, a pediatric allergist at Cincinnati › Continue Reading

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, 40-70% of patients do not respond optimally to the treatments › Continue Reading

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 those who suffer from life-threatening allergic reactions, such as food › Continue Reading

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 is that she will probably be diagnosed in the next › Continue Reading

I don’t know how it happened, but somewhere along the way, someone decided that in order for foods to be considered “holiday worthy” they need to have nuts in them. It’s happened to normally nut-free foods everywhere. Sweet potatoes. Fruit › Continue Reading

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 pen.  Wherever we go, whatever restaurant we eat at, I › Continue Reading

The following article recently appeared in UC Health News. It has been edited for this format. Cincinnati-based researchers have found that exposure to three types of mold during infancy may have a direct link to asthma development during childhood. These › Continue Reading