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ParentingU is a podcast by Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health, where we sit down with doctors and experts to talk about important topics that all parents face. We're here to help you navigate this amazing journey we call parenting.

Apr 22, 2019

It’s allergy season and we know that can be a tough time for kids. Dr. Sandhya Mani sits down with our host Stephanie to get to the bottom of all the misconceptions around allergies, intolerances, sensitivities and explains how allergy treatment has changed over time. Dr. Mani informs us on some of the myths around allergies and how she works with patients.

Some of the questions answered in this episode:

  • What are allergies?
  • What are the differences between allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances?
  • What do allergies have to do with immunology?
  • Are allergies something we’re born with or do we develop allergies?
  • How are allergies treated?
  • What should parents pay attention to in terms of allergens?
  • What changes have occurred in how allergists introduce possible allergens to children?
  • I’m allergic to egg—what does that mean for the flu shot?
  • Is there such a thing as “hypoallergenic” pet?
  • What should parents know about epi pens vs. antihistamines (like Benadryl)?
  • It seems like there are more allergies today than ever. Is that true or just a perception?

This is the final episode of Season 1 of ParentingU. We are looking forward to bringing you Season 2 soon! You can listen to all of Season 1 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, on our website, or any podcast app.

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