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By Deepa Grandon, MD. FAAAAI

 

I am often asked this reasonable question by patients with egg allergies or their

Sun Screen for Sensitive Skin Q: My son has eczema and sensitive skin. I’m worried that sunscreen may cause him to break out. Are there certain ingredients I should avoid? A: Dr Jain- People with eczema are apt to have problems with virtually any chemical that’s applied to their skin but a few ingredients in sunscreens are particularly troublesome.  Watch out for para-amino benzoic acid (PABA, used less commonly today than in the past, padimate

Turn Over a New Leaf

Posted by San Tan Allergy on June 5, 2015
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Do you start sneezing when the trees change color? You may be allergic to mold, says Neal Jain, M.D., an allergist in Gilbert, AZ. “Mold grown on vegetation such as fallen leaves, and moving them disperses spores into the air, where they can be inhaled,” he says. If you suspect you’re allergic, of if you have asthma (many allergens can trigger attacks), be careful when doing yard work. Take an antihistamine an hour before, wear

Children with food allergies in school

Posted by San Tan Allergy on February 28, 2015
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The immune system on high alert: a case of mistaken identity!  In short, food allergies (FA) occur because a child’s body mistakes a food protein as being harmful and attacks it causing symptoms that can range from mild to those that can be life threatening. In most cases, the child must strictly avoid the food (or foods).  These children must also have emergency medications available to them at all times. For some children the avoidance will need