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First day of school—with food allergies

The first day of school isn’t just nerve-racking for kids—it can be tough on moms and dads too. After spending so many years looking after a child, packing their lunch and sending them off to be taught and supervised by adults you’ve never met before can be a lot to deal with. That first day…

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Could sucking on babies’ pacifiers keep allergies from developing?

Researchers in Sweden recently published a small study showing that children whose moms and dads placed the children’s pacifiers in their own mouths before giving it to the child—sharing some of their oral bacteria—were less likely to develop allergies like eczema and asthma later in life. The study’s smaller size suggests that more research is…

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Trick or treatment: keeping Halloween safe for children with food allergies and dietary restrictions

For children with food allergies Halloween can be very frightening. Not only could there be allergens lurking in their trick-or-treat bags, but they may also dread feeling left out of some of the season’s food-related festivities. Here are some things you can do to make sure your child with food allergies has a fun and…

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Our patients’ stories: living with severe food allergies

Did you see WCBV’s 11 O’clock news last night? If so you met Cameron Ledin, a patient at Boston Children’s Hospital. We were so impressed with the Ledins we had Cameron’s mother, Kim, write a blog post about what it’s like raising a child with severe food allergy. By Kim Ledin Cameron is a smart,…

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