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Doctors Fail Allergy Tests

Is your pediatrician up to date on allergy treatments?


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Your pediatrician may not be as up to date on allergy treatments as you would hope. According to a recent study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, at least half of all pediatricians flunked a test on allergy treatments. Only half knew epinephrine was the best treatment for a patient who develops hives and vomits in reaction to a food allergy, and nearly 75 percent of those queried couldn’t name the two most common food allergens in children under 4 (milk and eggs). If your child is part of the nearly 8 percent of New Jerseyans with food allergies, you may want to read up yourself and get a second opinion!

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