Food Allergies: A Complete Guide For Eating When Your Life Depends On It by Scott H. SichererFood Allergies: A Complete Guide For Eating When Your Life Depends On It by Scott H. Sicherer

Food Allergies: A Complete Guide For Eating When Your Life Depends On It

byScott H. SichererForeword byMaria Laura AcebalIntroduction byHugh A. Sampson

Paperback | March 12, 2013

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Posing the questions that anyone with food allergies will think to ask—and then some— Food Allergies provides practical, emotional, and scientific guidance on the topics that affect your life. Allergy expert Scott H. Sicherer addresses the full spectrum of food allergies, from mild to life threatening, from single foods to food families, clearing up misconceptions along the way. He explains how exposure to foods can bring about an allergic response, describes the symptoms of food allergy, and illuminates how food allergies develop. He also recommends tests for diagnosing both food allergies and chronic health problems caused by food allergies—such as eczema, hives, and respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Food Allergies thoroughly explains how to prevent exposure to a known allergen at home, at school, in restaurants, and elsewhere and what to do if exposure occurs, including how to handle an anaphylactic emergency. Dr. Sicherer also reviews food reactions that are not allergic (such as lactose intolerance), advises how to get adequate nutrition when you must avoid dietary staples, and discusses whether allergies ever go away (they do—and then sometimes they return).

Scott Sicherer, M.D., is a professor of pediatrics and chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. He is also a researcher in the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai. He is author of Understanding and Managing Your Child's Food Allergies, also published by Johns Hopkin...
Title:Food Allergies: A Complete Guide For Eating When Your Life Depends On ItFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.72 inPublished:March 12, 2013Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1421408457

ISBN - 13:9781421408453

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Dr. Sicherer draws on his years of experience as a master clinician, researcher, author, and thought leader in this field to provide practical advice and countless insights that are sure to provide the reader with the knowledge needed to understand and manage food allergies. The Question and Answer format makes this comprehensive book highly accessible to people with food allergies and parents of children with food allergies, while the extensive insights and depth of detail make it an important resource for health care providers as well. Dr. Sicherer describes in detail how to integrate food allergies into a family lifestyle. A family’s ability to anticipate a food reaction and then treat the symptoms if they happen—and not expect a reaction to happen all the time—helps a family cope thoughtfully with food allergies in a child.