Dr. Martha Hartz on food allergies

This Mayo Clinic Medical Edge Weekend features Mayo Clinic consultant in pediatrics and allergy, Dr. Martha Hartz.

Medical Edge Weekend 8-6-11


  1. barbara guzman
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    My son has allergies and asthma. He has had a dry cough for about 1 month or so. He is on an inhaler for about 3 weeks to see if it will go away but has not as of yet. What could be causing this as he has not been sick. Can it be from the air conditioner, the heat?

  2. Dr Shabir
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    well my question how in developing countries food allergy can be diagnosed with low cost testing?

  3. Lorena Valera
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Hello Dr.
    I have a 5 yr old that cant have dairy and soy. His dr tells us he has an allergy, though it is not mediated by Ige. I have 2 questions, first when and how should I try to introduce this foods, we have done it without success, so we dont know when he will be ready.
    Second, I would really like to know if allergies have any inflammation processes that cause the allergy. I know that allergy causes inflammation, but dont know otherwise.

    Sorry last Q. Any new treatments or advances in treating allergies.

    Thank you,


  4. Kris
    Posted August 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    From a parent of a child with severe food allergies:

    At what ages are kids at greatest risk for accidental exposure, and in what situations (e.g., on school field trips, at friend’s homes, etc.)

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