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Focus on Allergic Reactions
May 2017 | Issue No. 147
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Severe allergic reactions are unpredictable—they can happen anywhere, anytime. Anyone caring for a child with an allergy that can be life threatening must know how to recognize anaphylaxis and know when and how to give the lifesaving treatment for severe allergic reactions.
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By: Anthony Porto, MD, MPH, FAAP
New Research:
nailbiting_allergies_girl_preschool_hc.jpgA study in Pediatrics found children between ages 5 and 11 who sucked their thumbs or bit their nails were at a lower risk of developing allergies at a later age. While the study doesn’t encourage kids take up these habits, the findings suggested an apparent protective effect against allergies that persists into adulthood.
Join Us in Wearing Orange on June 2: 
boy_orange_shirt.jpgTo show solidarity against gun violence, the AAP and are participating in the Wear Orange campaign on National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2. As parents, we must do all we can to keep our children safe. This includes keeping firearms out of the wrong hands and being responsible gun owners. Use #WearOrange on social media to spread the word about gun violence prevention.
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