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Asthma Allergies Children: A Parent's Guide Paperback – June 30, 2010
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All-in-all this was a great book and a perfect gift for someone who is dealing with these issues on a daily basis! --dadofdivas.com
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I have finished reading Asthma Allergies Children: A Parent's Guide. I didn't want to put it down, each time I had to tend to something. I felt like each page was giving me another piece of the puzzle, and the chapters were guiding me in the placement of the pieces, and I was starting to get a clear view of the box top, for the first time. I've been dealing with my daughter's "atopic" conditions, eczema, food allergies and asthma, for a few years, now, so some of it was "review", and I found myself agreeing with the information, but that is not as common as one might think. So often, I read "medical" literature and I think, "Sheesh, how can they have it so wrong?" Instead, as I "clicked" through the pages on my Kindle, I was nodding in agreement and even sometimes audibly saying, "YES!" Reading through the pages, I sensed the proverbial lightbulbs going off, over and over, as I learned more about the conditions that affected my sweet girl. I also found myself thinking about so many people who needed to read this book, some of whom might not even realize it...All those people whose child's always clearing their throat...or has a perpetual "runny nose"...or who has trouble focusing in school, but probably has underlying allergy issues...
A wonderful thing about this book is that it doesn't exist in a vacuum. It's part of an organic, mutually-educational system. The first book I purchased was actually the eBook, Children's Allergies and Asthma: One of Nature's Dirty Tricks, which contains a selection of 89 of the 200+ articles from their website AsthmaAllergiesChildren.com. They state that "medicine moves faster than print" and they've developed what I like to call "Atopic University".Read more ›
Topics covered include what are asthma and allergies, different kinds of testing methods, types of medications and why they're used, treatment options, and social-emotional aspects of living with the diseases. Sounds dry, right? But far from the truth as the book is interspersed with the doctors' poignant lessons learned from patients and often funny stories about their personal experiences. The doctors' stories are witty and personable and I know I would love to be a fly on the wall to observe them together, with their patients, or mentoring allergists in training.
What's really unique about the authors' vision is that a book will become out of date quickly so they maintain a website, [...], (same title as the book) to provide updates, share stories and commentary about the latest allergy and asthma news and research, and the website features guest posts by prominent doctors, researchers, and other related advocates.
I highly recommend this book to any parent trying to manage asthma and allergies for their children, as well as to doctors to put a copy of this book in their waiting room or lending library.
Doctors are rushed in today's world. They need you to give them all available info so they can make a quick diagnosis. But what if you're not sure if something IS a symptom? This is where this book comes in. The authors give you examples of real children and parents to illustrate their points, and to let you know that mis-diagnosing a child is NOT unusual. Knowledge is the key and this book can give you that knowledge! Plus once the doctor decides to start tests, the book explains what tests should be used, what they test for and how the results should be handled.
Of special note is the last appendix with a list of common medicines and their side effects- always handy to have in an easily reachable form! You never know when a child's allergies or asthma can kick in, so it is VERY good to have this book to consult and to learn about the science and treatment of allergies/asthma BEFORE they start to affect your child! I can't recommend this book enough
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a necessary book to instruct,give guidance for these problemsPublished 7 months ago by henry ventura
. It's very informational and a great practical guide. The information is broken down in a way which makes it both interesting and easy to understand. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful Book. Definitely written for parents as it is easy to understand and flows well. It really is a must read and you will feel empowered and better able to understand and... Read morePublished 16 months ago by satisfied
Excellent book. Essential read for all parents of kids with allergies, ideally, before seeing the allergist. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Peter
I have never written a review before, but I felt compelled to do so for this book. My son was diagnosed with a severe food allergy at 10 months, and I had never been able to fully... Read morePublished on October 9, 2013 by Holiday
This book has empowered me with knowledge and information and helped me make informed decisions for my children. Read morePublished on June 16, 2013 by Fives_my_limit
Makes me feel like a real heal for not doing everything exactly the way these allergy doctors dictate, but I understand how the whole thing works now.Published on May 2, 2013 by Alyson in Utah
I remember the foggy days of holding my newly food allergic diagnosed, and apparently asthmatic infant. Read morePublished on September 8, 2012 by AllergyMama
This was a good helpful read. I read it from front to back in 4 days. Is helpful to know available treatments and terminology for Asthma. Read morePublished on July 30, 2012 by AussieAnna