The Allergy Book: Solving Your Family's Nasal Allergies, Asthma, Food Sensitivities, and Related Health and Behavioral Problems

The Allergy Book: Solving Your Family's Nasal Allergies, Asthma, Food Sensitivities, and Related Health and Behavioral Problems

by Robert W. Sears MD, William Sears MD

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Overview

From America's most trusted name in pediatrics, a comprehensive guide to treating and preventing nasal allergies, asthma, food allergies and intolerances, and more.

Allergies are one of the most common ailments, causing children to miss school and parents to miss work. Left untreated or unresolved, stuffy noses, itchy skin, and irritated bellies can lead to chronic asthma, eczema, inflammatory bowel disease, and neurological disorders.

Today's parents don't just want to treat their family's allergy symptoms; they want to eliminate allergies and prevent chronic and long-term health complications. The Sears show them how. Drs. Robert and William Sears present a science-based approach that has helped alleviate allergies in many of their patients, providing a plan not only for treatment, but also for prevention.

A family-friendly resource, The Allergy Book offers all the reassurance and accessible, practical advice that parents need to resolve their children's allergies, now and throughout their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316324809
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,152,503
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Robert W. Sears, MD, a practicing pediatrician, is the author of  The Vaccine Book and  The Autism Book, and co-author of  The Baby Book and  The Portable Pediatrician.

William Sears, MD, FRCP, has practiced pediatrics for more than 40 years. He and his wife Martha, a registered nurse and health consultant, are the parents of eight children and the authors of more than 40 books.

Table of Contents

Authors' Note xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 The Fascinating World of Allergy and Immunology 3

Chapter 2 Allergy Testing 18

Chapter 3 Nasai and Eye Allergies 28

Chapter 4 Asthma 49

Chapter 5 Eczema 89

Chapter 6 Food Allergies and Sensitivities: Overview of Symptoms and Testing 106

Chapter 7 Milk Allergy and Sensitivity 127

Chapter 8 Wheat and Gluten Allergy and Sensitivity 149

Chapter 9 Other Food Allergies-. Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, Eggs, Soy, Corn, and Chemical Additives 188

Chapter 10 Other Food Allergy and Sensitivity Syndromes (EoE, FPIES, Histamine Intolerance, GERD, Fructose Malabsorption, and Colic) 211

Chapter 11 Anaphylaxis: From Mild Hives to Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions 227

Chapter 12 Insect Sting Allergies 241

Chapter 13 Eliminating Inhalant Allergens: Dust, Mold, Pollen, Pets, and Allergy Shots 249

Chapter 14 Our Prescription for Optimum Immune Health: Healing and Preventing Allergic Disorders 268

Acknowledgments 319

Index 321

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