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Posts Tagged ‘food allergies’

Special Series: Food Allergies

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

We continue our series on allergies and this time we shift the focus on food allergies. This topic was top of mind for a mom who sent us an email question via our free iPhone app. She wrote “could my 9 year old daughter be allergic to strawberries as she gets a stomach ache and sometimes vomits after she eats them?  She has not had problems eating strawberries before.” This is very interesting because I have been reading & reviewing several articles on food allergies and their diagnosis. (more…)

Your Child May Need More Than One EpiPen

Friday, March 25th, 2011

I am seeing more and more children with food allergies these days.  Many parents struggle with the fear of “what if my child unknowingly eats something they are allergic to and has a full blown allergic reaction when I’m not around?”  A study published in Pediatrics confirms the advice I have been giving my patients for years: make sure your child carries more than one dose of epinephrine. (more…)

Food Allergy Or Food Intolerance?

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

I just received an email question via our free iPhone app.  Do you have it yet?  It’s very handy! A mother with a 9 year old daughter asked “could my daughter could be allergic to strawberries as she gets a stomach ache and sometimes vomits after she eats them?  She has not had problems eating strawberries before.” This is very interesting because I have been reading & reviewing several articles on food allergies and their diagnosis. (more…)

Food Allergic Kids Should Carry More Than One Epi Pen

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

If your child has a food allergy, it may be beneficial for them to carry more than one dose of epinephrine. (more…)

Introducing New Foods To Your Child

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

There are so many questions (including Megan’s via our iPhone App) about “when” you can feed a child different foods.  More and more information is being published on this subject and the “older” recommendations around withholding certain foods from children have recently changed.  Actually, they have changed about 360 degrees! (more…)