Food Allergy Prevention: Q&A with Chief of Pediatrics Dr. Matthew

Dr. Andrew Matthew, Los Robles Medical Center’s Chief of Pediatrics, answers your most-asked questions about introducing your baby to allergens. What do you tell parents about food allergy prevention? Parents often tell me they’re not worried about food allergies because it’s not in their family. This is a common misconception – most kids with food allergiesContinue reading “Food Allergy Prevention: Q&A with Chief of Pediatrics Dr. Matthew”

The APPEAL-2 Study: Peanut Allergy Significantly Impacts Quality Of Life

Learn what the findings from the APPEAL-2 study reveal about quality-of-life impacts of living with a peanut allergy, for both peanut allergic children and their caregivers.  Peanut allergy is one of the most common childhood food allergies, and it is usually lifelong. And compared to other food allergies, peanut  allergies more commonly cause severe orContinue reading “The APPEAL-2 Study: Peanut Allergy Significantly Impacts Quality Of Life”

To Screen Or Not To Screen? Allergy Screening For Babies with Severe Eczema

Some medical organizations’ guidelines require allergy screening for babies with severe eczema, before they’re introduced to foods like peanut, egg, and milk. But waiting too long for a screening could put them at greater risk for a food allergy. Here’s what parents need to know about allergy screening for babies with severe eczema. If yourContinue reading “To Screen Or Not To Screen? Allergy Screening For Babies with Severe Eczema”

What Is Anaphylaxis? Our Essential Parent’s Guide to Severe Allergic Reactions

Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction. This guide covers everything parents need to know about anaphylaxis. What is anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction. It affects multiple systems of the body, and requires immediate emergency attention. It usually appears suddenly.  If your child develops anaphylaxis, they will need immediate emergency attention. InjectContinue reading “What Is Anaphylaxis? Our Essential Parent’s Guide to Severe Allergic Reactions”

Palforzia Peanut Allergy Treatment Q&A

The FDA recently approved Palforzia for peanut allergy treatment in children and teens. In this Q&A, we break down what families need to know about Palforzia. What exactly is Palforzia? Palforzia is a prescription medicine made from peanuts, designed as a treatment for people who are allergic to peanuts. What are the main benefits ofContinue reading “Palforzia Peanut Allergy Treatment Q&A”

The Cost of Food Allergies: A $25B Epidemic

Food allergies cost the average American family more than $4,000 per year. Every year the number of families affected rise and so do the costs. Is there a solution for this $25 billion epidemic? The cost of food allergies is a burden millions of parents face on a daily basis. Doctors visits, epi-pens, and alternativeContinue reading “The Cost of Food Allergies: A $25B Epidemic”

Are food allergies genetic?

Babies aren’t born with food allergies, although some genetic factors can make a baby more likely to develop a food allergy. The good news is, there’s a way to help prevent your baby from developing a food allergy later in life. Here’s what parents need to know about family history and food allergies, and aboutContinue reading “Are food allergies genetic?”

New Products To Help Introduce Allergens To Your Baby

Learn about new products that can help you introduce potential allergy-causing foods to baby and help prevent food allergies before they start. Food allergies are on the rise. 1 in 12 U.S. children has a food allergy, and the rate of peanut allergies has tripled in recent years. Fortunately, as shown by the results ofContinue reading “New Products To Help Introduce Allergens To Your Baby”

Why was there a spike in peanut allergies in the early 2000s?

In the U.S., the rate of childhood peanut allergies more than tripled between 1997 and 2008. Today, we’ll cover why now-outdated recommendations to delay peanut introduction contributed to this spike, and how recent landmark clinical studies show that introducing peanut to babies early and often is key to preventing peanut allergies. In the United States,Continue reading “Why was there a spike in peanut allergies in the early 2000s?”

Low-Dose Peanut Challenges And Early Peanut Introduction: What Families Need To Know About A New Study

A new study has shown that food challenges may be a safe, effective way to introduce peanut to babies at high risk for peanut allergy, regardless of their skin prick test size. Here’s what families need to know about this new study. Recent guidelines from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) recommend,Continue reading “Low-Dose Peanut Challenges And Early Peanut Introduction: What Families Need To Know About A New Study”