Archive for September, 2009

Food Allergy Testing, Egg Sensitivity, and Flu Shots

The title here takes in a significant amount of material. Its intent is to get your attention to an old theme and to hopefully help with considerations of dealing with the need for a flu immunization (aka flu shot) in the face of egg sensitization (having a positive allergy test to egg). A young African-American […]

September 24, 2009 · fleickly · 4 Comments
Posted in: Allergy Testing, Egg Allergy, Food Allergies, Immunizations, Phadia Allergy Tests

The ‘Silly Pizza’ Dance!

The institution of ‘day care’ is very interesting. In my allergy/immunology practice I see a good number of children for evaluations of their immune systems due to recurrent infection. The concern is that there may be a problem with the immune system that predisposes them frequent infections. All too often the problem began in the […]

September 15, 2009 · fleickly · 4 Comments
Posted in: Family

What causes itchy skin in eczema?

  That dry, itchy, and flaky skin known as eczema or atopic dermatitis (when there is an allergen involved) may affect up to 20% of children. These children are miserable when their skin flares. Their misery is all too often shared by other family members. Parents can become frustrated in their search for cause/causes. The […]

September 13, 2009 · fleickly · 14 Comments
Posted in: Atopic Dermatitis