At Westchester Health, we see a lot of kids with asthma and a lot of worried parents wondering how to treat and/or prevent this disease. To help kids and their parents know how to manage this challenging condition, Mason Gomberg, MD, a pediatrician in our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, offers the following information, tips and advice in a recent blog.
For many years, expert opinion said that the best way to prevent food allergy, especially an allergy to peanuts, was to not feed that food to a child until age 3. However, a landmark study published in 2015 (the LEAP study) has disputed this long-held belief and instead, demonstrated that children at risk for peanut allergy in fact had a much lower incidence of allergy by age 5 if they were fed peanuts regularly by age 6 months, compared to children who avoided peanuts. James A. Pollowitz, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, an allergy, asthma and immunology specialist with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, explains these dramatic new findings in a recent blog.
If you have a child with peanut allergy, here is some fantastic news. A recent groundbreaking study reveals a revolutionary new way of thinking about peanut allergy in children, reports James A. Pollowitz, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, an allergy, asthma and immunology specialist with Westchester Health Pediatrics, in his highly-informative blog.
Spring has sprung! Which unfortunately for many people, means that so has their allergies. Those with eye, nose and respiratory spring allergies usually find themselves pretty miserable from late March until late May—sometimes even earlier depending on warm weather trends. To help allergy sufferers get through the season, Stephanie Albin Leeds, MD, an Asthma and Immunology specialist with Westchester Health Pediatrics, has written a very informative blog on the best ways to manage spring allergies’ annoying symptoms.
For people in the Northeast with allergies, Spring is the worst season but Fall can be almost as troublesome. From late August thru November, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, a stuffy nose and asthma are often the order of the day.