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Kids' Food Allergies for Dummies


Kids' Food Allergies for Dummies


Australian and New Zealand Edition

von: Mimi Tang, Katie Allen

20,99 €

Verlag: For Dummies
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 03.02.2012
ISBN/EAN: 9781742468464
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 783

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Everything you need to know to look after kids with food allergy Managing food allergy is vital for the safety of kids in your care. The best defence against a serious allergic reaction is knowledge, and this book provides you with everything you need to know, from prevention and diagnosis through to caring for kids at home, school or away on holidays. Look after your child in your home and on the go — organise your home and make travel plans that cater for your child's needs Provide a safe environment at school or the childcare centre — set up your school or centre to manage allergies with confidence Prepare your child to take responsibility for a food allergy — ensure your child knows about problem foods Know when allergic reactions are serious — be prepared to treat and manage anaphylaxis Get to grips with the difference between types of food allergy — identify immediate and delayed food allergies Understand why allergy rates are on the rise — access the latest research on what causes allergies, and how to avoid them Prepare for allergy testing — learn how your child is tested and how you can get involved Look into future treatments — get a grasp on new allergy treatments and possible cures Open the book and find: Clear instructions for using EpiPens and Anapens Simple explanations about different types of food allergy Information about how to recognise and treat allergic reactions Sample emergency action plans The latest research on finding a cure for food allergy Key lessons to teach children with food allergy Suggestions for food replacements Websites to access further support Learn to: Keep the home, classroom and childcare centre safe Show others how to care for kids with food allergy Educate kids about helping their friends and themselves
Introduction 1 Part I: Introducing Food Allergies 9 Chapter 1: Finding Out How Food Can Make Kids Sick 11 Chapter 2: Investigating the Rising Rates of Food Allergies 33 Chapter 3: Preventing Food Allergy in Kids 45 Part II: Defining Food Allergies 61 Chapter 4: Identifying Immediate Food Allergies 63 Chapter 5: Discovering Delayed Food Allergies 87 Chapter 6: Testing for Food Allergies 103 Part III: Living with Food Allergies 117 Chapter 7: Managing Food Allergies 119 Chapter 8: Caring for Kids at Home and On the Go 139 Chapter 9: School and Childcare Staff: Caring for Kids with Food Allergies 159 Chapter 10: Educating Food Allergic Kids 191 Chapter 11: Emergency Action Plans 203 Part IV: Looking To the Future with Allergies 223 Chapter 12: Growing Out of Food Allergies 225 Chapter 13: Treating Allergies in the Future 237 Part V: The Part of Tens 251 Chapter 14: Ten Key Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Food Allergies 253 Chapter 15: Ten (Well, Almost!) Common Food Replacements 261 Chapter 16: Ten Myths about Food Allergies 271 Chapter 17: Ten (Plus Two!) Top Allergy Websites 277 Glossary 285 Index 291
Associate Professor Mimi Tang is a paediatric allergist and immunologist, and Associate Professor Katie Allen is a paediatric gastroenterologist and allergist. Both run patient clinics at The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, undertake research at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and teach at The University of Melbourne.
Everything you need to know to look after kids with food allergy Managing food allergy is vital for the safety of kids in your care. The best defence against a serious allergic reaction is knowledge, and this book provides you with everything you need to know, from prevention and diagnosis through to caring for kids at home, school or away on holidays. Look after your child in your home and on the go — organise your home and make travel plans that cater for your child's needs Provide a safe environment at school or the childcare centre — set up your school or centre to manage allergies with confidence Prepare your child to take responsibility for a food allergy — ensure your child knows about problem foods Know when allergic reactions are serious — be prepared to treat and manage anaphylaxis Get to grips with the difference between types of food allergy — identify immediate and delayed food allergies Understand why allergy rates are on the rise — access the latest research on what causes allergies, and how to avoid them Prepare for allergy testing — learn how your child is tested and how you can get involved Look into future treatments — get a grasp on new allergy treatments and possible cures Open the book and find: Clear instructions for using EpiPens and Anapens Simple explanations about different types of food allergy Information about how to recognise and treat allergic reactions Sample emergency action plans The latest research on finding a cure for food allergy Key lessons to teach children with food allergy Suggestions for food replacements Websites to access further support Learn to: Keep the home, classroom and childcare centre safe Show others how to care for kids with food allergy Educate kids about helping their friends and themselves

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