Category Archives: Asthma

Review: The Complete Kid’s Allergy and Asthma Guide

This is a fantastic book written by paediatric allergy specialists at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (also known as Sick Kids). I start by saying that in case, like me, you don’t realise how good this book is when you … Continue reading

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Living in Canada with Allergies and Eczema

As Canada celebrates it’s 150th birthday, I’ve been reflecting on life here with my two kids (the one I gave birth to and the one I married), and all the benefits and compromises compared to the many other places I’ve … Continue reading

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Introducing Peanuts and Other Risky Foods

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Not very long ago, parents were routinely told that they should not under any circumstances give highly allergenic foods to babies until a certain age. Absolutely not. No way Jose. None. Nada. Niente. For example, with whole eggs little Johnny … Continue reading

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Review: AeroChamber Plus Flow Vu with Mask

Four out of 10 – that’s the score my doctor gave me for my inhaler technique. Embarrassing, but apparently I’m not alone. In fact a study found that 86% of people use their asthma puffers incorrectly. One solution is a spacer device … Continue reading

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