Best Asthma and Allergy Books

Reviews of my recommendations for best books for childhood asthma and/or allergies.

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Asthma Allergies Children: A Parent's Guide
By Dr Paul Ehrlich, Dr Larry Chiaramonte, and Henry Ehrlich
Pediatric allergists review the complex issues of allergies and asthma. Treatment, diagnosis and care are all covered in this book. It provides an indepth look at all aspects of allergies and asthma from a doctors perspective. A good introduction if you are trying to determine what is impacting your child and the inter-relations.
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AsthmaYour Child's Asthma: A Guide for Parents
by John F. Hunt MD

Written by the former chairman of a American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology committee, this book describes the different types of asthma and appropriate environmental and medical management. There are not many books on asthma for parents, and this provides a much needed resource. His tone is breezy, the antithesis of using jargon. He discusses treatment options and how to test out medications and determine the underlying illness. His tone is encouraging of parental insight, which is a welcome feature when facing a rather scary problem with your child's breathing.
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The Harvard Medical School Guide To Taking Control Of Asthma
by Christopher H. Fanta, Lynda M. Cristiano, Kenan Haver
An authoritative overview of asthma causes and treatment from the Harvard Medical School. Covers many aspects of asthma in children - from diagnosis to various treatments. This is a standard book on the subject.
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Flourishing with Food Allergies: Social, Emotional and Practical Guidance for Families with Young Children
by A. Anderson

An important resource for parents on a most misunderstood topic.While 8% of children and 2% of adults suffer from food allergies, information available is often conflicting and difficult to sort through. Compiled by a mother of two children with food allergies who has done extensive online research into coping with allergies, this book will be very helpful to parents coping with food allergies. It includes a number of very helpful interviews with doctors and parents, discussions on shopping with food allergies in mind, and advice on coping with food allergies at birthday parties, school, and other venues.
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How to Manage Your Child's Life-Threatening Food Allergies: Practical Tips for Everyday Life
by Linda Marienhoff Coss
This book helps parents and care-givers with step-by-step information they need to create a safe and enjoyable home, school and social life for a severely food-allergic child. She has also authored several companion cooking books for children with allergies.
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