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.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|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
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