News Updates

NEW GUIDELINES REGARDING FOOD ALLERGIES: 

Introduction of peanut:

  • infants with eczema, egg allergy or both – recommend evaluation by skin prick test or sIgE(blood test) or both- based on test results introduce peanut at 4-6 months
  • infants with mild to moderate eczema introduce peanut at about 6 months
  • infants with no food allergy or eczema (regardless of family history) introduce peanut in accordance with family preferences and cultural practices – as early as 3-4 months.

No evidence exists for restricting allergenic foods in infants without known risks for food allergy (severe eczema/egg allergy). The probability for development of peanut allergy in such children is low, however by 12-18 months of age (without prior introduction) the development of peanut allergy is about 14%.

In countries such as Israel where peanut products are a popular component of the diet and they are introduced early in life, the prevalence (children with peanut allergy) is low.

–see us anytime to discuss these and learn the newest recommendations!

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GENERAL NOTES:

Reminder to always tell your doctor’s when you become pregnant. Recent reports suggest some asthma medications may need to be changed.

Please don’t stop your medications; just call the office as soon as you find out the exciting news, and we will tell you what to do!

Reminder:

  • Flu shots are indicated for 1- caregivers of infants less than 6 months of age
  • 2- children age 6-24 months of age
  • 3- Children with chronic illness and children aged 2y-4y with a history of a respiratory illness in the past 12 months
  • 4- Adults with any chronic disease, asthma, woman who will be pregnant during the flu season, residents of chronic care facilities and anyone over 6 months of age on long-term aspirin or NSAID medications
  • Current Flu vaccines contain such little amounts of egg protein that in general they are no longer a problem for people with egg-allergy; but in certain situations precautions are recommended. Please contact us regarding what is appropriate for you if you or your child has egg-allergy.