Tag: allergy

it's the act that counts

The Story Behind the Story

Dr. Swati Gandhi and I recently collaborated on Navigating OIT. This guide is designed for parents helping their children through oral immunotherapy or tolerance induction therapy. If that is something you are dealing with, this book is for you- from how to manage it from a parenting perspective to specifics on recipes and going through…
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First Impressions Matter: I HAVE ALLERGIES!

Would you put a sign on your child front and center of what they are allergic to? Apparently enough people would that this is a product sold by Target. On an allergy forum I am in, parents were so exuberant for this find. I just don’t understand. The reality is that we judge books by…
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I’m Against ID Bracelets. How About You?

People love allergy bracelets for their kids. I don’t.  I think they do far more harm than good. But first, what is it?  It’s a bracelet that your child wears that lists all their allergens so that adults who interact with them will be aware of what can trigger a reaction.  (For those who don’t…
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Have No Fear: Be Free

I won’t sign a petition to make a camp peanut free. I’m not demanding that local schools have egg free options on the menu. And next week at our friend’s holiday party, I’m not expecting a special dairy free dessert. Just because my child has allergies, the world doesn’t have to stop operating as it does…
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