There are probably almost as many opinions about allergies as there are allergens -- thus Dr. Rapp does not agree with Dr....

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ALLERGIES AND YOUR CHILD

There are probably almost as many opinions about allergies as there are allergens -- thus Dr. Rapp does not agree with Dr. Rapaport of The Complete Allergy Guide (1971) that the allergies which affect 12 million children (his figure) are necessarily outgrown. This primer in question-and-answer form (some pretty silly questions on occasion -- ""Should you let your child know the extent of his medical expenses?"") covers most of the specifics beginning with eyes, ears, nose and throat, proceeding with asthma and eczema and food reactions, and then going on to the internal and external environment, testing and treatment, common drugs and immunizations, etc. The anxious parent will learn that the eczema child should not be given a smallpox vaccination; the canny child will learn how to get out of housework and mowing the lawn; and anybody will learn a good deal about the physical and practical management of the allergic child -- the approach is strictly somatic.

Pub Date: Feb. 24, 1972

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Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1972