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"Allergist Scott Sicherer Tackles The Crucial Food Allergy Questions" - Gwen Smith

  • Allergic Living Magazine
  • New York, NY
  • (October 19, 2017)

New York allergist Scott Sicherer, MD, professor of pediatrics, allergy and immunology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has just published an extensively updated edition of his book: Food Allergies: A Complete Guide For Eating When Your Life Depends on It. In the book, Dr. Sicherer answers questions about 1,000 food allergy questions in an engaging, easy-to-follow format. “Epinephrine reduces the chances of being hospitalized for the allergic reaction. It reduces, when used promptly, the chances of needing extra doses of it. This is the same medicine that used to be given years ago for treating asthma, and no one really questioned it,” said Dr. Sicherer. “People need to understand the safety, the reduced need for additional medications or hospitalization, and obviously the life-saving potential of epinephrine. If you use it and you didn’t need it, nothing bad should happen. You might feel like you’ve had too much coffee.”

- Scott Sicherer, MD, Professor, Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

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