For children with food allergies, eating--one of the basic
functions of life--can be a nightmare. Children who suffer or
become dangerously ill after eating peanuts, seafood, milk, eggs,
wheat, or a host of other foods require constant vigilance from
caring, concerned parents, teachers, and friends.
In this empathetic and comprehensive guide, Dr. Scott H.
Sicherer, a specialist in pediatric food allergies, gives parents
the information they need to manage their children's health and
quality of life. He describes why children develop food allergy,
the symptoms of food allergy (affecting the skin, the
gastrointestinal tract, and the respiratory system), and the role
of food allergy in behavioral problems and developmental
disabilities. Parents will learn how to recognize emergency
situations, how to get the most out of a visit with an allergist,
what allergy test results mean, and how to protect their
children--at home, at school, at summer camp, and in
Informative, compassionate, and practical, this guide will be
indispensable for parents, physicians, school nurses, teachers, and
everyone else who cares for children with food allergies.