Food Allergy Facts and Myths Presented by Dr. Dave Stukus

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, hosted a webinar featuring David Stukus, MD. 

 

 Link to video on YouTube

 

We thank Dr. Stukus, a board-certified pediatric allergist, for preparing and giving this presentation. He reviewed five food allergy topics that are often misunderstood: 

 

  • The overuse and improper interpretation of blood testing (also known as serum IgE levels). What do the tests mean?
  • The latest information on egg allergy and vaccinations.
  • The belief that skin testing is unreliable until your baby is two years of age or older.
  • Shellfish allergies and iodine.
  • Treating severe allergic reactions, or anaphylaxis. Can you use antihistamines first? (Hint: the answer is no! Use epinephrine first).

 

We also thank Sanofi for providing an unrestricted sponsorship of this webinar.

 

 

RESOURCES

 

PAST WEBINARS

 

Food Allergy Testing (April 2014)

 

Oral Food Challenges: What to Expect (July 2015)

 

Anaphylaxis in America: What Do Doctors Know? (April 2015)

 

Everything You Need to Know about Epinephrine, and More (February 2014)

  

OTHER RESOURCES

 

ACAAI.org

Find a board certified allergist via the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI).

 

AAAAI.org
Find an allergist in your local area via the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. *FAAAAI denotes Fellows who have achieved recognition as leaders in the field of allergy/immunology 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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crafts and pumpkins, and allergy-friendly treats!

 

 

 

Save the Date!

Food Allergy Confidence and the Holidays
November 3, 2015 at 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific)

 

Sloane Miller, MFA, MSW, LMSW 

Food Allergy Counselor and Author

Allergic Girl Resources, Inc. 

 

Look for registration link soon!



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