Prevent Peanut Allergy!

Prevent Peanut Allergy!

Peanut allergy is the leading cause of death related to food-induced anaphylaxis in the United States.  Because of this, many parents are afraid to introduce peanuts into their children’s diet.  The published guidelines used to recommend waiting until after age 1 or... read more
Sibling Food Allergies.  Do we test?

Sibling Food Allergies. Do we test?

As an allergist, we will often test the sibling of a child with food allergies before introducing the top 8 allergenic foods (milk, eggs, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, fish and shellfish). New preliminary research indicates that that is the WRONG approach.  In a... read more
I’m allergic to eggs. Should I get my flu shot?

I’m allergic to eggs. Should I get my flu shot?

Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone older than 6 months and that do not have contraindications.  294,000 people, including 21,000 children less than 5 years old are hospitalized each year due to influenza.  An average of 24,000 people die.... read more

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