People who meet Becky Brady, medical assistant in Akron Children’s Center for Allergy & Immunology, for the first time may not realize how good-humored she is. After all, the new patients she encounters often feel miserable by the time they come to the hospital for tests and treatment. For many of them, the last thing […]
As we enter the summer season and hot, humid days, many people may see their asthma symptoms change with the weather. I connected with Dr. Ravi Karnani, a pediatric allergist and immunologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, to get his advice on how to avoid asthma flare-ups in warmer weather. Although experts don’t know exactly how […]
We knew going into Sam’s most recent appointment with Dr. Karnani that he is allergic to tree nuts, sesame seeds and cats. We also knew there was the possibility that even though Sam had previously enjoyed peanut butter without a problem, his allergic reaction to a cashew in January may have triggered a potential future […]
Chris and I have always joked that our kids eat a little bit like garbage disposals. It’s not that they eat a lot of junk, more that they devour anything we put in front of them. Unfortunately, Sam’s less-than-discerning taste buds have landed him in some trouble, and made him a new friend. In January […]
Researchers are testing promising new treatments for food allergies. A recent article on NBCNews.com points to 2 treatments that are desensitizing children who suffer from common food allergies and giving them the chance to taste foods that once would have sent them straight to the hospital.