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Are Your Child’s Tummy Troubles due to an Allergy or Food Intolerance?

It’s a fact of life: all kids get an upset tummy or diarrhea from time to time. But your child’s tummy trouble has been off and on for months, and you’re beginning to think it could be something he’s eating. Could it be a food allergy, or a food...

Ask Dr. Marla: Lactose Intolerance, Eczema and Asthma

I read your article in the August/September issue about lactose intolerance vs. milk allergy. My son also has had issues with yogurt and whole milk, including vomiting. As soon as we stopped feeding him dairy products he was fine. He now drinks lactose-free milk. He also suffers from eczema...

Ask Dr. Marla: Lactose Intolerance or Milk Allergy?

Question: We switched our 10-and-a-half-month-old son to soy formula a couple of months ago with great results for his stomach cramps, spit-up and general happiness. Now we are wondering what to do as he approaches his first birthday and we are done with formula. We recently tried feeding him yogurt,...

Allergies and Summer Fun

Grade seven student Katrina Waite of Toronto has been living with her allergy to bee stings since her first birthday. After being stung, she started swelling up and her parents had to rush her to the hospital. Since then, mom Tracy has worked hard with teachers and caregivers to...

Learning to Live with Food Allergies

On an average day in late September 2003, in Pembroke, Ontario, Sabrina Shannon, 13, sat down to lunch in her high school cafeteria. Within minutes she was in the throes of a severe anaphylactic reaction, and died before staff could retrieve her EpiPen from her locker. The cause of...

Children & Allergies

Allergies are common - affecting as much as 30 percent of the population in North America. If you are lucky enough not to have allergies yourself, it's unlikely you don't know someone affected by this increasingly prevalent phenomenon. Despite their prevalence, allergies are strongly misunderstood. There are many different things...

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