Medically-proven strategies for parents and caregivers.
The Complete Kid's Allergy and Asthma Guide gives parents a comprehensive, authoritative guide with common-sense guidelines, recommendations and tips on dealing with the asthmatic condition and the multiple allergic problems of children. Developed in collaboration with The Hospital for Sick Children, this book provides the most up-to-date, expert advice available, with easy-to-read information about every aspect of allergy and asthma.
The guide includes:
For a child who has not yet received a medical diagnosis, The Complete Kid's Allergy and Asthma Guide provides parents with vital information on how to read the signs of allergy and asthma -- from keeping a food diary, to monitoring asthma symptoms, to tracking allergic reactions. A record of these observations is crucial to isolating a child's allergy and asthma triggers.
This comprehensive guide offers daily coping strategies (how to check food labels, managing social situations, traveling tips), as well as dealing with more serious aspects of preparing for and handling severe allergic and asthmatic reactions.
General Editor, Dr. Milton Gold, MD, FRCP(C) is an allergy and asthma specialist at The Hospital for Sick Children.
About one-quarter of all children suffer from some sort of allergic disorder, such as asthma, hay fever, food allergies or eczema. For a child, an allergy can be daunting and difficult to manage. For parents, a child's allergic condition can be confusing, frustrating and sometimes frightening.
The Complete Kid's Allergy and Asthma Guide is designed to give parents and caregivers comprehensive, authoritative information with common-sense guidelines, recommendations and tips on dealing with the asthmatic condition and the allergic problems that children can experience. Parents can rest assured they're reading about the most up-to-date, expert advice from allergy specialists at the world-renowned The Hospital for Sick Children.
While this book is only a starting point to helping you cope with your child's allergies, you can count on finding a wealth of useful information, including advances in diagnosing specific allergic conditions, how to minimize allergic reactions and how to avoid allergens and irritants. We understand how inundated you can be with all the 'news' about allergies, so we've provided an easy-to-read guide that will help to dispel some common misconceptions and educate you on the most appropriate care for your child's allergic problems. This is truly a parent's handbook you can share with friends, family and children of all ages.
The book has been divided into four parts to help you navigate more easily through the pages. In Part 1, you'll get a summary of common allergic conditions and allergic testing. Part 2 features specifics on each allergic condition, while Part 3 will arm you with advice on dealing with allergies and asthma. In Part 4, we've included the latest research on the prevention of allergies. You'll also find a useful glossary to help you cut through the medical jargon and a listing of resources you can continually tap into to stay current.
The information in this book has been compiled using the latest research, current medical studies and a wealth of experience the authors have gained while treating childhood allergic conditions. Now, all of this has been compiled in one volume and passed onto you and your family. We hope you find it valuable as we continue to make advances in
Milton Gold, B.Sc., MD, FRCPC, FAAP, Diplomate Am. Board of Allergy and Immunology
Adelle R. Atkinson, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
Sasson Lavi, MD, FRCPC, Diplomate Am. Board of Pediatrics, Diplomate Am. Board of Allergy and Immunology
David Hummel, MB, ChB, FRCPC, Diplomate Am.Board of Allergy and Immunology
Gordon Donsky, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
Suleiman Eisa, MBBS, FAAP, FRCPC
Howard Langer, MD, FRCPC
Charlotte D'E. Miller, MD, FRCPC
Maria Triassi, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
Elisabeth White, RN, BScN, MS
Jane Salter, MD, FRCSC
Part 1: Introduction to Kid's Allergies and Asthma
Chapter 1: Introduction When Your Child has An Allergy
Part 2: Allergic Conditions
Chapter 2: Asthma Breathing Disorder of the Lungs
Chapter 3: Rhinitis Upper Airway Disorders
Chapter 4: Skin Conditions Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Contact Dermatitis Hives (Urticaria) Skin Swelling (Angioedema)
Chapter 5: Adverse Food Reactions Allergic and Nonallergic Reactions to Foods
Chapter 6: Anaphylaxis Severe Allergic Reactions
Chapter 7: Insect Allergies Allergies to Insect Stings and Bites
Chapter 8: Drug Allergies Adverse Reactions to Medications
Chapter 9: Latex Allergy Allergy to Natural Rubber
Part 3: Dealing with Allergies and Asthma
Chapter 10: Coping with Allergies Educating Your Children and Their Caregivers
Chapter 11: Environmental Control Avoiding Allergens and Irritants
Part 4: Looking Forward
Chapter 12: Prevention of Allergies The Latest Studies on Treating and Avoiding Allergies
Glossary Resources Index