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Do you suspect your child may be allergic to a food or some substance in the environment?

What do you know about reliable testing, effective treatment and when allergies are likely to clear up on their own?

 

In recent years, food allergies have become a greater concern worldwide, affecting both children and adults, especially in developed countries like the U.S. What are possible causes of this notable increase? How can we know if our child has a food allergy? Do kids sometimes outgrow an allergy or is treatment always needed? How is treatment of food allergies the same as or different from treatment for environmental allergies like hay fever? Dr. Joshua Davidson, a Los Angeles allergist and immunologist, brings the latest information parents need about allergies in children and adults. (Marti was excited to learn there now are shots that might reduce her allergy to cats, something that was not available when she had allergy shots as a child!)

 

What new things did you learn about allergies from Dr. Davidson’s discussion with Marti & Erin? Please share your thoughts in our REPLY space!

 

Relationships that Nurture is a monthly series brought to you by St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development. At the end of this week’s show, you can hear the first feature in this series, which offers important information about the social and emotional skills needed for school success, how you can tell if your child has the necessary skills and what you can do to help your child build them.

 

For St. David’s Center’s Social and Emotional School Readiness tip sheet, click here.

For other useful information found on our Resources page, click here.

 

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