December 6th, 2010
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The first guidelines for diagnosing and managing food allergies were released Monday by The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).

Designed by and for allergists, immunologists and other health care professionals, the guidelines represent the best practices for management of a disease where there is no current treatment.

It's a framework intended to help doctors make appropriate decisions about treating patients, but not fixed rules that must be followed. Doctors and patients still need to develop individual treatment plans based on the circumstance of the patient.

The most common food allergens in this country are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat and soy. Milk and eggs are the two most common allergies seen in pediatric patients, but 80 percent of children outgrow them.

Read Docs get guide for ID'ing food allergies

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  1. smilinggreenmom

    I am glad to hear that more professionals are coming together to have a unified way of treating patients! We had to go through several doctors for our little boy bc it seemed like they all told us something totally different. He was so bad with itchy eczema all over and could hardly eat anything due to allergies and intolerances too. Thankfully the one thing that has changed our life is Belly Boost children's probiotics. These little chewables have helped his eczema nearly go away completely and he can consume so much more that he was sensitive to! He does still have allergies, but this has been such a huge help for him!

    December 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  2. Evil Grin

    Love the abbreviation of American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and immunology. AAAAI!

    I say that whenever I am startled.

    Aaaai, a moderator!

    December 6, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
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