Peanut allergies often elicit frightening reactions in children. The new drug Palforzia, just approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), can reduce the risk of a child having that potentially life-threatening reaction.
Emerging evidence reveals that earlier introduction of highly allergenic foods into infants’ diets may actually lead to immune tolerance. Here’s what you should know.
With a vast potential for benefit, studies show this benefit is likely and of no risk at all, and the analysis overwhelmingly favors a universal recommendation for the early introduction of the Big Eight allergenic foods to infants. It should come as no surprise, then, that despite the measured AAP recommendation, numerous experts and institutions advocate this very approach. Here's what 8 have to say.
Bug bites, sunburn, and homesickness are the worst things that parents likely expect to happen to their children when they send them off to summer camp. However, a new study in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice indicates that camp may not be prepared to recognize and treat anaphylaxis caused by food allergies.
There is now compelling evidence that the early introduction of allergenic foods to infants might very well prevent the development of food allergy.
Dr. Todd A. Mahr, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, discusses anaphylaxis and when to have your patient seek specialty care. Anaphylaxis is typically thought of as severe, acute and visibly evident. However, as Dr. Mahr points out, anaphylaxis can present differently in infants and young children.
Contemporary Pediatrics sits down exclusively with Todd A. Mahr, MD, FAAP, FAAAI, FACAAI, to discuss the one key condition for which he believes community pediatricians should be especially aware—anaphylaxis.
Epinephrine is essential for treating anaphylaxis in children, and autoinjectors are the preferred method for administering epinephrine in an anaphylactic emergency. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to the optimal dose for all children, so here is expert advice about how to choose what’s best for your patient.
Peanut allergies are a growing concern in pediatrics, but recent research indicates that few primary care practices are following existing peanut-allergy related guidelines.
Recommendations for the early introduction of peanut into children's diets might apply to other potential food allergens as well.