Food Allergies: A Complete Guide for Eating When Your Life Depends on It (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)

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Posing the questions that anyone with food allergies will think to ask―and then some― Food Allergies provides practical,
emotional, and scientific guidance on the topics that affect your life. Allergy expert Scott H. Sicherer addresses the
full spectrum of food allergies, from mild to life threatening, from single foods to food families, clearing up
misconceptions along the way. He explains how exposure to foods can bring about an allergic response, describes the
symptoms of food allergy, and illuminates how food allergies develop. He also recommends tests for diagnosing both food
allergies and chronic health problems caused by food allergies―such as eczema, hives, and respiratory and
gastrointestinal symptoms.

Food Allergies thoroughly explains how to prevent exposure to a known allergen at home, at school, in restaurants, and
elsewhere and what to do if exposure occurs, including how to handle an anaphylactic emergency. Dr. Sicherer also
reviews food reactions that are not allergic (such as lactose intolerance), advises how to get adequate nutrition when
you must avoid dietary staples, and discusses whether allergies ever go away (they do―and then sometimes they return).


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