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Resources – Allergies

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General Information and Resources for Parents 

Allergies de l'adulte et de l'enfant / Begon-Bagdassarian, Isabelle -- Paris: Estem, 1998.
Cet ouvrage vise à aider le médecin dans cette pratique quotidienne d'autant plus complexe qu'on exige de lui une maîtrise des dépenses, la connaissance des nouvelles recommandations ainsi que le respect des références médicales opposables. Afin de répondre de façon pratique et pragmatique à ces nouveaux besoins de formation, cet ouvrage a été rédigé de façon claire et synthétique, en collaboration avec un médecin spécialiste et un médecin généraliste.
FAM RJ 386 .B43

The allergy bible / Gamlin, Linda -- New York: Readers' Digest, 2007.
This guide will help you understand, treat and prevent allergies.  It tackles the entire range of allergies, from moulds, pets, and pollen to food, clothing, toiletries and more, and examines both conventional and complementary therapies.
FAM RJ 386 .G36 2007

Anaphylaxis: a handbook for school boards -- Ottawa: CSBA, 2001.
This booklet discusses the following; what anaphylaxis is; the anaphylactic child and family; legal context; developing board policy; elements of policies and division of responsibilities.
FAM RJ 386 .A52

Anaphylaxis in schools & other settings -- Ottawa, ON: Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2005.
This booklet provides key recommendations for the management and treatment of anaphylaxis in the community. The guidelines also include user-friendly tools and resources in non-medical terminology for people at risk, parents, educators and caregivers.
FAM RJ 386 .A526 2005

Caring for your child with severe food allergies: emotional support and practical advice from a parent who's been there / Collins, Lisa Cipriano -- New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc. 2000.
By learning how to reduce risks while promoting a child's normal emotional development, parents can address the needs of their allergic child and his or her siblings, as well as their own needs and work toward a happy, healthy family.
FAM RJ 386.5 .C64 2000

Food allergies: how to eat safely and enjoyably / Koerner, Celide Barnes -- New York, Toronto: John Wiley & Sons, 1998.
This book explains how food allergies are diagnosed, and provides management techniques and day-to-day eating strategies for sufferers.
FAM RJ 386.5 .K63

Food allergies: the complete guide to understanding and relieving your food allergies / Walsh, William E. -- New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000.
Filled with dozens of enlightening case studies and engaging writing, this unique guide offers a detailed, easy-to-follow diet tailored for adults and children who may be prone to allergies. It also includes clinically tested plans for cooking and advice on how to avoid troublesome foods at the store and when eating out.
FAM RJ 386.5 .W34

How to outsmart your allergies / Ulene, Art -- Marina del Rey, CA: HealthPOINTS, 1998.
This easy-to-read guide will show you how allergies cause symptoms, how to identify and avoid your allergy "triggers," when to see your doctor and what to ask, which drugs can prevent allergy symptoms and when to use them and when you need to see an allergy specialist.
FAM RJ 386 .U43

Living with eczema: mom asks, doc answers! / Van Bever, Hugo; MarcieMom. -- Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific, 2014.
This book is a unique collaboration between a mother of a child with atopic dermatitis (AD) and the doctor who is treating the child. It offers practical information on AD, recent research findings and tackles many aspects of living with eczema that patients have through the conversation between the mother and doctor.
FAM RJ 386 .V36 2014

Reconnaître et combattre les allergies chez l'enfant / Horde, Pierrick -- Quebec: Flammarion, 2002.
Reconnaître et combattre les allergies chez l'enfant a pour but d'aider les parents et les enseignants à repérer les premières manifestations allergiques de leur enfant et de les informer des solutions existantes, des mesures de prévention, des traitements afin d'empêcher la maladie d'évoluer vers des formes plus sévères.
FAM RJ 386 .H67 2002

Taking control - vol. I: life threatening food allergies and you [DVD] -- Toronto: Anaphylaxis Canada, 2006.
This DVD will help parents and caregivers understand symptoms, risks and treatment of severe allergic reactions.
FAM RJ 386.5 .T85 2006 vol.1

Taking control - vol. II : living with food anaphylaxis [DVD] -- Toronto: Anaphylaxis Canada, 2006.
This DVD will guide parents on what to expect when a child is newly diagnosed with anaphylaxis.
FAM RJ 386.5 .T855 2006 vol.2

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Information for Kids and Teens

Aaron's awful allergies / Harrison, Troon -- Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1996.
When Aaron is diagnosed with allergies, he must find a new home for each of his pets. Appropriate for ages: 4-8 years.
FAM RJ 386 .H37

Alexander, the elephant who couldn't eat peanuts [DVD] -- Fairfax, VA: The Food Allergy Network, 2005.
An animated film designed for children with food allergies.  Discusses feelings and includes interviews with children who have allergies.  Good vehicle for opening up frank discussions about a child's emotions.
FAM RJ 386.5 .A43 DVD

The complete kid's allergy and asthma guide: the parent's handbook for children of all ages -- Toronto: Robert Rose, 2003.
This comprehensive guide offers daily coping strategies (how to check food labels, managing social situations, traveling tips), as well as dealing with more serious aspects of preparing for and handling severe allergic and asthmatic reactions.
FAM RJ 386 .C64

Eric est allergique / Harrison, Troon -- Richmond Hill, ON: Éditions Scholastic, 1996.
Eric aime les animaux mais à cause de ses allergies il doit trouver d'autres compagnons. Pour les enfants de 4 - 8 ans.
FAM RJ 386 .H3714

No nuts for me! / Zevy, Aaron. -- Downsview, ON: Tumbleweed Press, 1995.
A story about a day in the life of Noah, a boy with an allergy to nuts. Appropriate for ages 4-8 years.
FAM RJ 386.5 .Z48

Woolfred cannot eat dandelions: a tale of being true to your tummy / Crangle, Claudine. -- Washington, DC: Magination Press, 2015.
A young sheep comes to terms with the fact that he can't eat dandelions without getting sick. Addresses the emotional issues related to food intolerance.
FAM RJ 386 .C82 2015

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Web Sites

Allergy – MedlinePlus from the U.S. National Library of Medicine 

Kids Health – Information for Kids, Teens and Parents from the Nemours Foundation

Canadian Food Inspection Agency / Agence canadienne d’inspection des aliments

Food Allergies - Health Canada / Allergies alimentaires - Santé Canada

Food Allergy Canada / Allergies alimentaires Canada

FARE - Food Allergy Research & Education

Association d’information sur allergie et l’asthme / Allergy Asthma Information Association

Allergies – Healthline

Déjouer les allergies alimentaires

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Why Risk it?
● From Anaphylaxis Canada
● English
● Free
● Last updated March 8, 2014
● From Google Play: Get the facts on food allergies and anaphylaxis. This app contains helpful information on allergies, common causes, signs & symptoms and treatment. It also features the Why Risk It? A blog which features stories, articles and tips written by teenagers and young adults with food allergies.
● Available from Google Play and iTunes

Local Contact

Ottawa Anaphylaxis Support Group - OASG

This guide provides medical material for information purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your physician. The information may not always apply to your individual situation.

The guide represents material available in the Family Resource Centre collection at CHEO. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Your local public library may also be able to provide valuable information.

If you require materials in alternative formats, please contact the library at 613-737-7600 ext. 2157 or at

Last Updated: August 2017
Links Tested: August 2017

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