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.