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The Resource Food allergies : a complete guide for eating when your life depends on it, Scott H. Sicherer ; foreword by Maria Laura Acebal ; introduction by Hugh A. Sampson

Food allergies : a complete guide for eating when your life depends on it, Scott H. Sicherer ; foreword by Maria Laura Acebal ; introduction by Hugh A. Sampson

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Food allergies : a complete guide for eating when your life depends on it
Title
Food allergies
Title remainder
a complete guide for eating when your life depends on it
Statement of responsibility
Scott H. Sicherer ; foreword by Maria Laura Acebal ; introduction by Hugh A. Sampson
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Language
eng
Summary
Posing the questions that anyone with food allergies will think to ask, this book provides practical, emotional, and scientific guidance on the topics that affect your life. Allergy expert Scott H. Sicherer addresses the full spectrum of food allergies, from mild to life threatening, from single foods to food families, clearing up misconceptions along the way. He explains how exposure to foods can bring about an allergic response, describes the symptoms of food allergy, and illuminates how food allergies develop. He also recommends tests for diagnosing both food allergies and chronic health problems caused by food allergies, such as eczema, hives, and respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms. Food Allergies thoroughly explains how to prevent exposure to a known allergen at home, at school, in restaurants, and elsewhere and what to do if exposure occurs, including how to handle an anaphylactic emergency. Dr. Sicherer also reviews food reactions that are not allergic (such as lactose intolerance), advises how to get adequate nutrition when you must avoid dietary staples, and discusses whether allergies ever go away
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Sicherer, Scott H
Dewey number
616.97
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Acebal, Maria Laura
  • Sampson, Hugh A
Series statement
John Hopkins Press health book
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Food allergy
Label
Food allergies : a complete guide for eating when your life depends on it, Scott H. Sicherer ; foreword by Maria Laura Acebal ; introduction by Hugh A. Sampson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A John Hopkins Press health book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 What Are the BASIC FACTS about Food Allergy? -- Allergy and Other Adverse Reactions to Foods -- Symptoms and Illnesses -- Severity -- When Symptoms Are Not a Food Allergy -- Masqueraders of Food Allergy -- Prevalence of Food Allergies -- Causes and Triggers of Food Allergies -- Peanuts -- Eggs -- Cow's Milk -- Wheat and Other Grains -- Tree Nuts -- Seeds -- Soy -- Legumes -- Vegetables and Starches -- Fruits -- Meats -- Fish -- Shellfish -- Spices -- Alcoholic Beverages -- Miscellaneous Food Allergens and Colors, Additives, and Preservatives -- When to Seek Help -- Delving Deeper: Latex and Food Allergies -- Also of Interest: Unusual Food Reactions -- ch. 2 What Do I Need to Tell the Doctor to Help Get a FOOD ALLERGY DIAGNOSIS? -- When to Talk to Your Doctor -- How to Prepare for a Doctor Visit -- Finding the Right Doctor and Other Health Professionals -- Delving Deeper: Alternative Therapies -- Also of Interest: Tests to Avoid --
  • Contents note continued: ch. 3 These Food ALLERGY TESTS Are Confusing! What Do They Mean? -- General Questions about Testing -- Skin Tests -- Blood Tests (and How They Compare with Skin Tests) -- Elimination Diets -- Oral Food Challenges (Feeding Tests) -- Additional Tests -- Unproven and Disproven Tests -- Delving Deeper: Improved Diagnostic Tests and Component Testing -- Also of Interest: Reasons for Unexpected Test Results -- ch. 4 What Is ANAPHYLAXIS and How Do I Treat It? -- General Questions on Anaphylaxis -- Epinephrine -- Antihistamines -- Additional Medications and Treatments for Anaphylaxis -- Written Emergency Plans, Education, Medical Identification Jewelry, Management Issues -- Delving Deeper: Predicting Anaphylaxis and Taking a Treatment Quiz -- Also of Interest: Exercise and Anaphylaxis -- Answers to Delving Deeper: Anaphylaxis Treatment Quiz -- ch. 5 What CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS Are Caused by Food Allergy? -- General Questions about Chronic Illnesses and Foods --
  • Contents note continued: Respiratory Symptoms -- Hives -- Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) -- Gastrointestinal, Digestive Illnesses -- Colic, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Reflux -- Celiac Disease (Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy) -- Proctocolitis (Food Protein-Induced Proctocolitis) -- Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome -- Food Protein Enteropathy and Protein Intolerance -- Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Other Eosinophilic Gut Diseases -- Delving Deeper: Delayed Allergic Reactions -- Also of Interest: Chronic Illnesses That Are Not Related to Food Allergies -- ch. 6 How Do I Avoid Allergic Reactions To Foods? -- General Questions about Avoiding Allergic Reactions -- Cross-Contact -- Amounts That Trigger a Reaction and Casual Exposure -- Avoidance at Home -- Purchasing Manufactured Products -- Restaurants -- Social Outings and Family Gatherings -- School -- Camp -- Work -- Travel -- Dating and Relationships -- Age-Related Responsibilities -- Special Exposure Risks --
  • Contents note continued: Delving Deeper: Risks and Risk Reduction Controversies -- Also of Interest: The Peanut-Sniffing Dog -- ch. 7 How Do I Manage A Food Allergy While Living A Normal And Healthy Lifestyle, With Adequate Nutrition? -- General Questions on Lifestyle and Quality of Life -- Emotional Concerns and Anxiety -- Interpersonal Relationships and Bullying -- Nutrition -- Delving Deeper: An Allergic Reaction's Effect on Quality of Life -- Also of Interest: Anxiety Reactions -- ch. 8 Will These Food Allergies Ever GO AWAY? -- General Questions about Food Allergy Resolution -- The Course of Allergies to Specific Foods -- The Course of Illnesses Caused by Food Allergies -- Evaluations for Resolution of Food Allergy -- Recurrence of a Food Allergy and Development of New Food Allergies -- Factors Affecting the Course of Food Allergies -- Delving Deeper: Resolution of Food Allergies -- Also of Interest: The Air-Food Connection --
  • Contents note continued: ch. 9 Is There Any Way to PREVENT Food Allergies? -- General Questions on Prevention -- Pregnancy Diets -- Breast Feeding and Formulas -- Introducing Solid Foods -- Current Recommendations -- Nondietary Aspects of Prevention -- Delving Deeper: Difficulties in Studying Allergy Prevention -- Also of Interest: Insights on Prevention from Worldwide Observations -- ch. 10 Will There Be a CURE or BETTER TREATMENT of Food Allergy? -- General Questions about Food Allergy Research -- Approaches to Treat Any Type of Food Allergy -- Approaches to Treat Allergies to Specific Foods -- Treatments of Specific Food-Allergic Diseases -- Unproven Treatments -- Participating in Food Allergy Research -- Delving Deeper: Chinese Herbal Therapies -- Also of Interest: Why Has Research Been So Slow? -- ch. 11 How Do I Get MORE HELP and INFORMATION to Manage Food Allergies? -- Educational Resources -- Support Groups, Advocacy, and Research -- Handy Forms --
  • Contents note continued: Selected Medical References
Control code
000049677946
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9781421408453
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Food allergies : a complete guide for eating when your life depends on it, Scott H. Sicherer ; foreword by Maria Laura Acebal ; introduction by Hugh A. Sampson
Publication
Note
"A John Hopkins Press health book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 What Are the BASIC FACTS about Food Allergy? -- Allergy and Other Adverse Reactions to Foods -- Symptoms and Illnesses -- Severity -- When Symptoms Are Not a Food Allergy -- Masqueraders of Food Allergy -- Prevalence of Food Allergies -- Causes and Triggers of Food Allergies -- Peanuts -- Eggs -- Cow's Milk -- Wheat and Other Grains -- Tree Nuts -- Seeds -- Soy -- Legumes -- Vegetables and Starches -- Fruits -- Meats -- Fish -- Shellfish -- Spices -- Alcoholic Beverages -- Miscellaneous Food Allergens and Colors, Additives, and Preservatives -- When to Seek Help -- Delving Deeper: Latex and Food Allergies -- Also of Interest: Unusual Food Reactions -- ch. 2 What Do I Need to Tell the Doctor to Help Get a FOOD ALLERGY DIAGNOSIS? -- When to Talk to Your Doctor -- How to Prepare for a Doctor Visit -- Finding the Right Doctor and Other Health Professionals -- Delving Deeper: Alternative Therapies -- Also of Interest: Tests to Avoid --
  • Contents note continued: ch. 3 These Food ALLERGY TESTS Are Confusing! What Do They Mean? -- General Questions about Testing -- Skin Tests -- Blood Tests (and How They Compare with Skin Tests) -- Elimination Diets -- Oral Food Challenges (Feeding Tests) -- Additional Tests -- Unproven and Disproven Tests -- Delving Deeper: Improved Diagnostic Tests and Component Testing -- Also of Interest: Reasons for Unexpected Test Results -- ch. 4 What Is ANAPHYLAXIS and How Do I Treat It? -- General Questions on Anaphylaxis -- Epinephrine -- Antihistamines -- Additional Medications and Treatments for Anaphylaxis -- Written Emergency Plans, Education, Medical Identification Jewelry, Management Issues -- Delving Deeper: Predicting Anaphylaxis and Taking a Treatment Quiz -- Also of Interest: Exercise and Anaphylaxis -- Answers to Delving Deeper: Anaphylaxis Treatment Quiz -- ch. 5 What CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS Are Caused by Food Allergy? -- General Questions about Chronic Illnesses and Foods --
  • Contents note continued: Respiratory Symptoms -- Hives -- Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) -- Gastrointestinal, Digestive Illnesses -- Colic, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Reflux -- Celiac Disease (Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy) -- Proctocolitis (Food Protein-Induced Proctocolitis) -- Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome -- Food Protein Enteropathy and Protein Intolerance -- Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Other Eosinophilic Gut Diseases -- Delving Deeper: Delayed Allergic Reactions -- Also of Interest: Chronic Illnesses That Are Not Related to Food Allergies -- ch. 6 How Do I Avoid Allergic Reactions To Foods? -- General Questions about Avoiding Allergic Reactions -- Cross-Contact -- Amounts That Trigger a Reaction and Casual Exposure -- Avoidance at Home -- Purchasing Manufactured Products -- Restaurants -- Social Outings and Family Gatherings -- School -- Camp -- Work -- Travel -- Dating and Relationships -- Age-Related Responsibilities -- Special Exposure Risks --
  • Contents note continued: Delving Deeper: Risks and Risk Reduction Controversies -- Also of Interest: The Peanut-Sniffing Dog -- ch. 7 How Do I Manage A Food Allergy While Living A Normal And Healthy Lifestyle, With Adequate Nutrition? -- General Questions on Lifestyle and Quality of Life -- Emotional Concerns and Anxiety -- Interpersonal Relationships and Bullying -- Nutrition -- Delving Deeper: An Allergic Reaction's Effect on Quality of Life -- Also of Interest: Anxiety Reactions -- ch. 8 Will These Food Allergies Ever GO AWAY? -- General Questions about Food Allergy Resolution -- The Course of Allergies to Specific Foods -- The Course of Illnesses Caused by Food Allergies -- Evaluations for Resolution of Food Allergy -- Recurrence of a Food Allergy and Development of New Food Allergies -- Factors Affecting the Course of Food Allergies -- Delving Deeper: Resolution of Food Allergies -- Also of Interest: The Air-Food Connection --
  • Contents note continued: ch. 9 Is There Any Way to PREVENT Food Allergies? -- General Questions on Prevention -- Pregnancy Diets -- Breast Feeding and Formulas -- Introducing Solid Foods -- Current Recommendations -- Nondietary Aspects of Prevention -- Delving Deeper: Difficulties in Studying Allergy Prevention -- Also of Interest: Insights on Prevention from Worldwide Observations -- ch. 10 Will There Be a CURE or BETTER TREATMENT of Food Allergy? -- General Questions about Food Allergy Research -- Approaches to Treat Any Type of Food Allergy -- Approaches to Treat Allergies to Specific Foods -- Treatments of Specific Food-Allergic Diseases -- Unproven Treatments -- Participating in Food Allergy Research -- Delving Deeper: Chinese Herbal Therapies -- Also of Interest: Why Has Research Been So Slow? -- ch. 11 How Do I Get MORE HELP and INFORMATION to Manage Food Allergies? -- Educational Resources -- Support Groups, Advocacy, and Research -- Handy Forms --
  • Contents note continued: Selected Medical References
Control code
000049677946
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9781421408453
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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