Kids' Food Allergies for Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 3, 2012 - Cooking - 783 pages
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Everything you need to know to look after kids with foodallergy

Managing food allergy is vital for the safety of kids in yourcare. The best defence against a serious allergic reaction isknowledge, and this book provides you with everything you need toknow, from prevention and diagnosis through to caring for kids athome, school or away on holidays.

  • Look after your child in your home and on the go —organise your home and make travel plans that cater for yourchild's needs

  • Provide a safe environment at school or the childcare centre— set up your school or centre to manage allergies withconfidence

  • Prepare your child to take responsibility for a food allergy— ensure your child knows about problem foods

  • Know when allergic reactions are serious — be prepared totreat and manage anaphylaxis

  • Get to grips with the difference between types of food allergy— identify immediate and delayed food allergies

  • Understand why allergy rates are on the rise — access thelatest research on what causes allergies, and how to avoid them

  • Prepare for allergy testing — learn how your child istested and how you can get involved

  • Look into future treatments — get a grasp on new allergytreatments and possible cures

Open the book and find:

  • Clear instructions for using EpiPens and Anapens

  • Simple explanations about different types of food allergy

  • Information about how to recognise and treat allergicreactions

  • Sample emergency action plans

  • The latest research on finding a cure for food allergy

  • Key lessons to teach children with food allergy

  • Suggestions for food replacements

  • Websites to access further support

Learn to:

  • Keep the home, classroom and childcare centre safe

  • Show others how to care for kids with food allergy

  • Educate kids about helping their friends and themselves

 

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Associate Professor Mimi Tang is a paediatric allergist and immunologist, and Associate Professor Katie Allen is a paediatric gastroenterologist and allergist. Both run patient clinics at The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, undertake research at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and teach at The University of Melbourne.

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