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How to Live with a Nut Allergy : Everything You Need to Know If You are Allergic to Peanuts or Tree Nuts - Chad Oh

How to Live with a Nut Allergy

Everything You Need to Know If You are Allergic to Peanuts or Tree Nuts

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Published: 8th September 2004
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An indispensable guide to dealing with this potentially deadly allergy

Nuts and nut oils are found in countless foods and topical ointments/creams. They are also the leading cause of fatal and near-fatal food allergy reactions. Unfortunately, nut allergies are not as rare as they were once thought to be. According to U.S. and British studies, their prevalence has doubled over the last decade alone.

Co-written by a leading expert on nut allergies, How to Live with a Nut Allergy tells you what you need to know to: Avoid exposure to all kinds of tree nuts and peanutsReduce the risk of setting off a serious allergic reactionBe prepared should a reaction occurAvoid a reaction in close quarters, such as airplanesKeep children safe from exposure

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
All About Nut and Peanut Allergy
Nut and Peanut Allergies: What's It All About?p. 3
What Is a Nut Allergy?p. 5
Peanuts Versus Nutsp. 8
Symptomsp. 10
Causes of Nut and Peanut Allergiesp. 12
Who's at Risk?p. 17
Geneticsp. 18
Prenatal Sensitizationp. 19
Agep. 20
Other Allergiesp. 24
Outgrowing Peanut Allergyp. 24
Nut and Peanut Allergies After Transplantsp. 27
Diagnosing Nut and Peanut Allergiesp. 29
Finding an Allergistp. 30
Medical and Dietary Historyp. 32
Types of Testsp. 33
Food Challengep. 43
What to Do About Nut and Peanut Allergies
Treating Nut and Peanut Allergic Reactionsp. 47
What Is an EpiPen?p. 49
Learning How to Use an EpiPenp. 50
First Steps in Treating Anaphylaxisp. 51
To Inject or Not to Inject?p. 52
How to Administerp. 53
How Many Injections?p. 55
Side Effectsp. 56
Care of Your EpiPenp. 58
Avoiding Exposure to Nuts and Peanutsp. 61
Avoid These Nuts and Peanutsp. 62
Avoid Foods with Hidden Nutsp. 63
Watch Out for Nonfood Productsp. 67
Read Labelsp. 69
Guard Against Cross-Contaminationp. 71
Don't Keep the Allergy Secretp. 72
Be Preparedp. 73
Get a MedicAlert Braceletp. 74
Educate Your Allergic Childp. 76
Cleanup Tips for Removing Nut Residuep. 78
Managing Nut and Peanut Allergiesp. 80
New Legislationp. 86
Eat, Drink, and Be Wary: Avoiding Nuts and Peanuts in Restaurantsp. 89
Beware of These Restaurantsp. 90
When You Arrivep. 92
After You Orderp. 93
Rules for a Sensitive Restaurateurp. 94
In an Emergencyp. 96
Avoiding Nuts When on the Gop. 97
Air Travelp. 98
All Aboard!p. 107
Cruising Aroundp. 108
At the Hotelp. 108
Traveling Abroadp. 109
Nut and Peanut Allergies at Schoolp. 117
Making Schools Safe for Kidsp. 119
How to Talk to Your School About Nut Allergiesp. 119
Day Care and Preschoolp. 121
Classroom Policiesp. 123
School Lunch Policiesp. 124
Unexpected Situationsp. 125
Letter to Classmatesp. 125
The First Day of Classp. 128
Talking to Your Allergic Childp. 129
In the Futurep. 131
Hypoallergenic Nutsp. 135
Modified Peanut Protein Vaccinep. 136
DNA Vaccinesp. 136
Anti-IgE Vaccinep. 137
Helpful Bacteriap. 137
Until Thenp. 137
International Health Insurance Companiesp. 139
Glossaryp. 143
Resourcesp. 147
Indexp. 155
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ISBN: 9780071430029
ISBN-10: 0071430024
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 8th September 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.2