Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know is an invaluable resource for parents and caregivers trying to cope with the challenges of childhood asthma and allergies. First published 10 years ago, this well-organized guide covers such topics as: Identifying allergies and asthma, Preventing attacks, Minimizing triggers and avoiding allergens, Choosing medications wisely, Explaining allergies to young children, Helping children of all ages manage symptoms, What to do if a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction or asthma attack occurs. Allergies and Asthma now provides updated information on allergies--including the latest findings on food allergies and treatments--along with new approaches for monitoring asthma control, with expanded recommendations for children. The second edition provides new guidance on medications, new recommendations on patient education in settings beyond the physician's office, and new advice for controlling environmental factors that can cause asthma symptoms. Table of Contents includes: Allergies and Asthma Explained, Establishing the Diagnosis, Skin Allergies, Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis), Food Allergies, Killer Allergies: Anaphalaxis, Approaches to Allergy Treatments, An Overview of Asthma, Common Asthma Triggers and How to Identify Them,
Asthma in Infants and Toddlers, Approaches to Asthma Treatments, How Environmental and Lifestyle Factors Affect Asthma
Teaching Your Child the Basics of Self Care, Appendices, Hidden Sources of Food Allergens, Sources for Information About Allergies and Asthma, Sources of Allergy and Asthma Products, Practical Publications on Allergies and Asthma, Resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Glossary, and Index. About the Editor: Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAAAI, FAAP, CPI, is codirector of the Allergy and Asthma Medical Group and Research Center in San Diego, CA, and clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr Welch earned his medical degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he later completed an internship and residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in allergy/immunology. Dr Welch is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. He is past president of the San Diego Allergy Society and the California Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He lives in San Diego.
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