The Asthma and Allergy Action Plan for Kids: A Complete Program to Help Your Child Live a Full and Active Life

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 17, 2008 - Medical - 416 pages
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Statistics show that up to 40 percent of children in the United States suffer from allergies and at least 10 percent suffer from asthma. That translates into almost five million American children affected by both allergies and asthma. And as Dr. Allen J. Dozor, head of one of the largest pediatric pulmonary practices in the United States, has seen among his patients, some of the most upsetting effects of allergies and asthma are the psychological wounds inflicted on a child's self-image. There is the constant protectiveness from caregivers, confusing limits and rules, headaches, obesity, shortness of breath, and sleep deprivation. In some cases these side effects, such as stress and obesity, cycle back to make the original condition worse.
Dr. Dozor's plan, developed over the last twenty years, is designed to empower both parents and children. His warmhearted but reality-based approach includes

  • How to give the right amount of medication for best effects and no side effects
  • Empowering your children to manage their own condition so that they can feel safe and secure
  • Prevention and management in school
  • Handling emergencies


And much more!
 

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Contents

Allergies and Asthma The Basics
15
Understanding the Causes 4
41
In Search of a Solution
63
Reaching a Diagnosis
78
Identifying Food Allergies 0
101
DaytoDay Prevention at Home
126
The Truth About Cats Dogs
147
Prevention and Management 65
165
Asthma Triggered by Allergens
253
Asthma Triggered by Infections
262
Asthma Triggered by Exercise
274
Skin Allergies
317
Drug and Insect Allergies
335
Anaphylaxis and Emergency
348
Enjoying Life
355
Keeping Allergies and Asthma
366

Preventing Allergic Reactions
179
Prevention and Management Away
197
Student Asthma Action Card
376
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About the author (2008)

Allen J. Dozor, M.D., is chief of pediatric pulmonology at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center and professor of pediatrics at New York Medical College.

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