The Peanut Allergy Answer Book, 3rd Ed. (Paperback)

By Michael C. Young

Fair Winds Press, 9781592335671, 192pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2013

List Price: 18.99*
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Description

A revised and updated version of the definitive peanut allergy book.
 
 The Most Cutting-Edge Research on Peanut Allergy Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Is Here!
 
Did you know that avoidance of peanuts early in life may actually lead to peanut allergy, the opposite of what was originally believed? Researchers now believe that continued early avoidance of peanut may be behind the steady growth of peanut allergy in the United States and other countries.

This surprising new research is among the cutting edge information you’ll find in the third edition of The Peanut Allergy Answer Book. Since its publication in 2001, rates of peanut allergy have tripled, prompting families, patients, and medical professionals to seek clear and concise answers about prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The newest edition of this book outlines:
 
 - Promising new treatments, including oral desensitization and Chinese herbal medicines
 - The most recent recommendations for feeding at-risk infants and young children
 - The latest laboratory tests for determining the risk of life-threatening anaphylaxis


About the Author

Michael C. Young, M.D. is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and practices at Children's Hospital, Boston and at South Shore Allergy & Asthma Specialists in South Weymouth, MA. Dr. Young is a member of the Massachusetts Department of Education Task Force on Anaphylaxis that developed the first guidelines in the country for the management of food allergies and anaphylaxis in schools.


Praise For The Peanut Allergy Answer Book, 3rd Ed.

 “While it is hard to improve upon a masterpiece, Dr. Young has done so. The third addition of The Peanut Allergy Answer Book is THE single best resource for peanut-allergic patients and families. I recommend it without reservation.”
 —Jordan Orange, M.D.,Ph.D., Chief, Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, Texas Children's Hospital
 
“With this new edition, Dr. Young brings order to chaos with an updated and comprehensive compendium that provides accurate and practical information. It remains the required reading for patients with peanut allergy and their parents.” 
 —Dale T. Umetsu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Boston Children’s Hospital
 
“The newest edition of this indispensible book provides the most up-to-date information and answers to the many questions that patients, their parents, and others have about the management of peanut allergy.”
—Donald Leung, M.D., Ph.D., Edelstein Family Chair of Pediatric Allergy-Immunology, National Jewish Health, and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Medical School
“This is a wonderfully written and timely contribution that will benefit all who read it . . . a must-read for all those suffering from food allergy.”
 —Marc E. Rothenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology
Director, Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders, Professor of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine