Baz Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center is a dedicated group of specialists for adults and children in the diagnosis and treatment of Allergies, Asthma, Sinus, Food Allergies, other allergic, Pulmonary and Immunological conditions. It is a full service medical practice serving the people of the Central Valley and Bay Area.
For parents, day to day life is already filled with surprises, but could food allergies be one of them? A story recently ran in The Mercury News, takes a look at two Bay Area families as they manage their kid’s food allergies. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies in children have increased 18 percent between 1997 and 2007. In a more recent study in 2018 conducted by Northwestern University concluded 1 in 12 kids have a food allergy. What’s even more challenging for parents is some of these kids with food allergies don’t have any previous family history of food allergies.
As parents, we all try to keep our kids safe but when you
have a child that has a food allergy, there is a whole new level of stress and
worries. Not only do you have to educate
your child with the food allergy, you have to educate everyone that is a part
of their lives. Living with a food
allergy is life changing because now before eating anything, you must read the
label or ask how has the food been prepared.
What’s worse is, you don’t know how your body is going to
react from one exposure to the next. One
reaction might be swelling or it could be a full anaphylactic reaction. You just don’t know what to expect nor do you
ever want to find out.
Here’s an article with a tragic reminder of how severe food allergies can be. Denise was an 11-year-old who had a milk allergy, died from an accidental exposure to milk protein in a new prescription toothpaste. Her mother Monique wants to get the message out to everyone, not to get comfortable even when you’ve been managing it for years. To read this article click here.
Getting sick is bad enough, but sometimes the medications can make you feel even worse. Having anxiety about the side effects of medications prevent people from finishing the recommended doses to not taking the medication at all. Researchers at Stanford University wanted to take a look at if their was a change in the patient’s mindset could it help with their treatment. The researchers used a group of kids that were enrolled in a peanut allergy trial at Stanford. Having an allergy to peanuts can be very stressful not only for the child but their parents as well. The study group was split into two groups and differed by the message that they received. One group was told a positive message saying the symptoms are a sign that your immune system is learning to desensitize which means the treatment is working. While the other group was told the symptoms experienced can be an unfortunate side effect of the treatment process.
We are excited to announce that our newest office located at 3000 Floral Avenue, Selma, will officially open on Wednesday, December 20, 2017!
The Selma office will offer the same quality treatment for allergy, asthma, and sinus related conditions as our other offices.
Selma is a great city located just 20 minutes north of Fresno. Our office is in a newly refurbished space just west of South Highland Avenue, off the Floral Avenue exit off Highway 99 South. We’re near Starbucks (yay!) and across from the Selma Square shopping center.
A 3-year-old boy with a known dairy allergy died after eating grilled cheese at his New York City preschool.
An adult at Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services in Harlem gave Elijah Silvera a grilled cheese sandwich last week despite the school “knowing and having documented that he has a severe allergy… more