Taking Charge of Your Child’s Allergies

The Informed Parent’s Comprehensive Guide

  • M. Eric Gershwin
  • Edwin L. Klingelhofer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. What Are Allergies, Why Do Children Have Them, How Can I Be Sure My Child Is Really Allergic, And How Best Can I Cope?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Eric Gershwin, Edwin L. Klingelhofer
      Pages 3-9
    3. M. Eric Gershwin, Edwin L. Klingelhofer
      Pages 11-21
    4. M. Eric Gershwin, Edwin L. Klingelhofer
      Pages 23-35
  3. What Are Allergies’ Triggers and How Can I Avoid or Control Them Effectively?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. M. Eric Gershwin, Edwin L. Klingelhofer
      Pages 39-46
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      Pages 47-50
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      Pages 51-55
    5. M. Eric Gershwin, Edwin L. Klingelhofer
      Pages 57-60
  4. The Common Allergic Diseases, Why Children Develop Them, and The Steps You, The Parent, Can Take To Diagnose, Treat, Control, and Avoid Their Symptoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. M. Eric Gershwin, Edwin L. Klingelhofer
      Pages 63-65
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      Pages 67-74
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      Pages 75-80
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      Pages 81-102
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      Pages 103-111
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      Pages 113-117
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      Pages 119-125
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      Pages 127-133
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      Pages 135-140

About this book

Introduction

What Can a Parent Do when a Child Suffers Terribly from Allergies?

There is a lot you can do to help, according to leading allergy researcher M. Eric Gershwin, MD, and psychologist Edwin L. Klingelhofer, PhD. Drawing not only on their professional knowledge, but on their daily experiences with their own and their children's severe allergies, Drs. Gershwin and Klingelhofer present an easy-to-understand A-Z guide to effective home treatment of children's allergies. Their comprehensive book contains all the latest information and advice you need to effectively manage your child's symptoms, and to help him or her understand and control their own allergies.
Here you will find in simple, jargon-free language the best and most up-to-date counsel on how to deal effectively with asthma, hay fever, eczema, food allergies, contact dermatitis, hives, headaches, rhinitis, latex allergies, and more. For each allergy, Drs. Gershwin and Klingelhofer fully describe and discuss how it is treated, the strategies for its avoidance, its risks and consequences, and also debunk the prevailing myths. Concerned parents will learn how to identify their child's allergic symptoms, how to distinguish these from nonallergic symptoms, and what to do about them. They will also find out what tell-tale signs to look for, which symptoms of allergic disease require immediate attention, and what they can do to survive under managed care. Numerous step-by-step treatment charts lead them to the correct decision about the next step to take.
If your child suffers from allergies and you want to know more about these often cruel afflictions-and what can be done to avoid or treat them-Taking Charge of Your Child's Allergies is just what your doctor would order!

M. Eric Gershwin, MD is Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Clinical Immunology at the University of California Medical School, University of California, Davis. Dr. Gershwin has worked as a clinical allergist and is currently involved in clinical research and practice.

Edwin L. Klingelhofer, PhD is a counselor and Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State University, Sacramento

Dr. Gershwin and Dr. Klingelhofer have written many books and articles, both as a team and individually. Together they wrote the much praised Living Allergy Free (Humana, 1992). Dr. Gershwin is author of Diseases of the Sinuses (Humana, 1996).
Dr. Klingelhofer is author of Coping with Your Grown Children (Humana, 1989).

Keywords

allergy asthma childhood nutrition

Authors and affiliations

  • M. Eric Gershwin
    • 1
  • Edwin L. Klingelhofer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California Medical SchoolDavisUSA
  2. 2.California State UniversitySacramentoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-6685-1
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1998
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61737-044-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-6685-1
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