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Allergies and Asthma

What Every Parent Needs to Know

American Academy of Pediatrics

Edited By:
Michael J. Welch, MD, FAAAI, FAAP, CPI
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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

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



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.

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American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 60,000 member pediatricians dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. One of the major activities of the AAP is providing reliable educational materials for parents and caregivers. Under the direction of a medical editor, content developed by the AAP is rigorously reviewed by appropriate committee members to ensure compliance with the organization's current policy and recommendations.

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