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Many young children struggle with seasonal allergies and the discomfort that accompanies them.  For some kids, seasonal allergy symptoms are severe enough that they can be mistaken for symptoms of learning disabilities. Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, a pediatric allergist [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • May 1, 2018
Dear Doctors: When it's our turn to bring team snacks to the kids' weekend soccer games, the most challenging part is accommodating so many allergies, especially to peanuts. Is it true that there's now a way to keep children from getting a peanut allergy in the first place?
By Ask the Doctors • March 8, 2018
Is it possible to be too hygienic? The answer may be yes. In fact, having some microbes on the skin may protect young children against developing allergies. The hygiene hypothesis The “hygiene hypothesis” refers to the idea that exposing babies and young children to germs and microorganisms can [...]
By uclahealth • June 7, 2017
Are you concerned about your baby developing a peanut allergy? New guidelines recommend introducing peanuts before age 1 in some children. A common and severe food allergy Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in the U.S. Up to 2 percent of children and adolescents are [...]
By uclahealth • May 12, 2017
In the past two decades, doctors have noticed a significant increase in the number of children and adults with allergies. How can that be? We are more informed than ever about the importance of good hygiene. We make sure our kids wash their hands. We carry hand sanitizer everywhere [...]
By uclahealth • March 31, 2016