Reactions to antibiotics: What you need to know

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When there is a question about possible allergy to antibiotics such as penicillin and amoxicillin, it is important to narrow down the many... Read more

Understanding ‘exercise-induced asthma’ in kids

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Although this winter has been relatively mild so far, at least on the East Coast, cold weather is inevitably going to come. When it does, how... Read more

Potential allergic reactions to hair dyes, nail products, and tattoos

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Nowadays, teenagers do a lot of interesting things. They get tattoos and piercings, they dye their hair and experiment with fake nails –... Read more

10 tips to avoid stinging insects

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Last week, I dispelled common myths related to stinging insects. Given how serious this allergy can be for some kids, it is important to separate... Read more

Debunking myths about stinging insects

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Insects like bees and wasps are a nuisance and may cause painful stings, but reactions are not life threatening for most people. For some children... Read more

Shellfish allergy: Separating fact from fiction

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Did you know that someone can develop a shellfish allergy even if shellfish has been eaten before without any issues? Allergy to shellfish... Read more

What a food allergy is and not

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Like other allergic diseases, the incidence of food allergies has dramatically increased over the past several decades. When I was growing... Read more

Summer camp prep: Action plans for food, insect, or pollen allergies

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Summer camp can be a great experience for children. If your child has allergies, there are some important things to consider as you get him... Read more