Allergy

Is Eczema in Infancy the Spark that Ignites a Child’s Allergies? (Pedcast by Sonya Corina Williams)

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You are just not paying attention if you haven’t noticed that more children today have eczema and allergies than in past generations. Allergy is one of the most common chronic health problems children today have. Interestingly, most children with allergies have eczema before their allergies develop. A coincidence or does this tell us something fundamental about what triggers allergy?  Stay tuned and my outstanding intern Sonya Corina Williams and I are about to tell you the answer to this interesting and practical question.

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Should You Give Your Children Tylenol? (Pedcast by Sonya Corina Williams)

Despite the fact that most parents and pediatricians consider acetaminophen, you know- Tylenol, a totally safe drug, there has been a growing chorus of concern about this drug among researchers for many years. In today’s pedcast I am going to break those concerns down and give you some up to date knowledge on this subject. Stay tuned.

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10 Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Allergies in their Children (Archived Pedcast)

Allergies may be preventable in many children. Hear the evidence and find out some practical ways to minimize your children’s chances of developing allergic diseases like food allergy, asthma, or seasonal hay fever.

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Are Eczema/Allergies Preventable in Children?

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Life threatening diseases like meningitis, sepsis, and dehydration are mostly a thing of the past for babies and children in 21st century America. Thank goodness! But instead of these acute illnesses that have been so prevalent in the past, now children are battling chronic illnesses like asthma, food allergy, and the topic of today’s talk, eczema. If you search the Portable Practical Pediatrics archives, you will see that we have talked about eczema on many, many occasions– but today I thought I would bring you some new information that recent research has uncovered. If this research is correct, it looks like eczema may be, in  a large number of children, preventable. So stay with me to find out more about how you might be able to prevent the debilitating skin disease known as eczema in your children.

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“Nourish Your Tribe” by Nicole Magryta (Book Review Pedcast)

 

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Recently a fellow pediatrician, blogger, and North Carolinian sent me a book that his nutritionist wife wrote.  I thought, this is a good opportunity to write a book review post. I haven’t done one of these recently and I love to do this kind of post. (This book review will actually be my 26th in the series). The title of the book I will be reviewing is “Nourish Your Tribe” and it was written by Nicole Magryta MBA, RDN, an integrative nutritionist who practices in N.C. . Ms. Magryta has a lot to say in her book that you are going to want to hear about so take a few minutes and listen to my impression of her new book, “Nourish Your Tribe.” I hope I am able to peak your interest into getting yourself a copy. Continue reading

10 Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Allergies in Their Children ? (Pedcast)

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Sometimes reality is so counter-intuitive, isn’t it? If you had told me 20 years ago that some of the keys to raising healthy children would be whether a the child’s family owned a dishwasher, whether they had a lot of people living in their home, whether there were pets living inside the house, or whether the children visited or lived near a farm, I would have thought you were a little crazy. It turns out that these factors, along with others, are super important to your children’s ultimate good health. Interested in learning more? Then stay tuned for this fascinating edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics. But before we get started, I want to take a moment to thank today’s sponsor, The TheChildrensTable.com, a food blog specifically designed for parents who have the important responsibility of feeding the little people in their lives. Take your food knowledge to the next level by following TheChildrensTable.com today.  I love it. I know you will too. Now onto today’s post. Continue reading

6 Reasons Babies Benefit Living w/ Pets (Pedcast)

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Recently my son called me to ask me if I recommended that children grow up and live with pets, specifically dogs? Interesting question Benjamin. Actually, there is a lot of new interest from by both psychologists and immunologist around this question. Since I’m always looking for subjects that parents will find both practical and informative I thought this would be a good topic for a post.   So today, we are going to take on the following questions; are there emotional benefits from children growing up around dogs and does the presence of a dog in the home improve the health of babies and children?  Stay tuned for this thought provoking and informative pedcast I have called, 6 Reasons Babies Benefit Living w/ Pets. Continue reading

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