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Food allergies: Treating reactions

Written by Dr. William Fisher on 7/31/2014 11:00:00 AM

Dr. William J. Fisher is a board certified pediatrician with Community Physician Network. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fisher, visit his physician profile. 

Dr. William FisherWith back-to-school season upon us, it's the perfect time to make sure children with food allergies are prepared for the lunchroom and class parties.

If you haven't already, speak to your child's doctor about what medications your child will need if they consume a food they are allergic to. 

Most children who have serious allergic reactions will need an epinephrine pen at school and at home.

A child with a serious allergy should always have quick access to this life-saving medication. Epinephrine dosage varies dependent upon your child's size, so remember to confirm with your doctor that the dose your child is using is appropriate, and that your epinephrine pen is not expired. continue reading ...


Long winter may mean miserable allergy season

Written by Community Health Network on 4/17/2014 7:00:00 AM

Prepare for worse allergy season in springAchoo! Grab the tissues allergy sufferers, it could be a rough allergy season.

A long winter may make this spring particularly miserable for those with allergies. According to experts, the lingering cold could mean a late flowering for trees and plants.

"This is shaping up to be a severe allergy season due to the long winter and snowfall that was well above average levels," said Dr. Peter Schilt, otolaryngologist at Community Physician Network.

"The delayed start of spring weather means that trees will be releasing larger amounts of pollen in a shorter amount of time," said Schilt. "The moisture from all of the precipitation this winter will also cause mold levels to increase." continue reading ...


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