An “Anaphylaxis in America” survey team finds All Doctors’ Knowledge is NOT the Same

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In a frightening survey sponsored by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), results showed there are huge gaps in knowledge of allergens and symptoms of anaphylaxis among emergency room doctors, pediatricians, family medicine practitioners and even allergists/immunologists. This makes it even more important for parents to educate themselves in order to be strong advocates for their children who have severe food or other allergies.

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Is Better Treatment Possible for Children With Food Allergies?

Hugh Sampson, MDIs Better Treatment Possible for Children With Food Allergies?

At the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai hospital in New York, researchers are working on developing more accurate diagnostic methods and better treatments, as well as preventions for food allergies. These include everything from skin patches with small quantities of allergens to Chinese herbal therapy. We hope this will soon result in a safer future for all.

Hugh Sampson, M.D.
Director, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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