We at SnackSafely.com often refer to Dr Scott Sicherer, the Chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a foremost authority on the subject of food allergy. We highly recommend the new, extensively updated edition of his book, “Food Allergies: A Complete Guide for Eating When Your Life Depends On It“, as a vital reference for those coping with the disease.
Likewise, Allergic Living Magazine is an informative resource we recommend for families coping with food allergies. Dr Sicherer is a columnist with the magazine in which he often addresses topical issues.
The article published yesterday on Allergic Living’s website entitled, “Allergist Scott Sicherer Tackles the Crucial Food Allergy Questions“, is a must-read interview conducted by editor Gwen Smith with Dr Sicherer in which he addresses many of the topics our readers have on their minds, including:
- How parents can help their kids can get past the fears they might have about administering an auto-injector;
- Whether a child that is allergic to one legume, like peanut or soybean, is likely to be allergic to related foods like peas or beans;
- Whether a child that reacts to dairy is likely to react to beef;
- Whether egg allergy means one is allergic to the yolk, the white, or both;
- Whether a cashew allergy means one can expect issues with other foods in the family, such as mangoes and pink peppercorns;
- The prevalence of mild reactive symptoms vs anaphylaxis;
- Insights into the LEAP study and the early introduction of allergens;
We encourage you to read the article, subscribe to Allergic Living, and keep a copy of Dr Sicherer’s book handy!