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Author Topic: Book for teens newly diagnosed?  (Read 5489 times)


Offline fuji

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Book for teens newly diagnosed?
« on: July 23, 2014, 11:32:03 AM »
I'm looking for a book for my DD(13) who was recently diagnosed with PA. All I can seem to find is books for adults or little kids, these would not be suitable for a teenager. Just as the children's books explain food allergies, anaphylaxis and what to eat/not eat, I would like one that does the same thing only in a more mature (teen speak?) way. Does anyone know of such a book? PS I did see the teen website, I think it was from the UK? I showed her but she was not interested. I think too much searching, links and a busy page was a bit overwhelming for her. If I just had a book, she could browse through at her own pace. She is a very good reader and a bit mature for her age.
Me: Mild hayfever, asthma
DH: Mild hayfever
DS24: Grass allergy, very mild hayfever
DS16: Severe grass allergy, mild hayfever
DD14: Peanut allergy, very mild hayfever

Offline Macabre

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Re: Book for teens newly diagnosed?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 01:58:20 PM »
Sicherer and Wood I believe contributed to Foood Allergies for Dummies. They are gurus.
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Re: Book for teens newly diagnosed?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 02:36:54 PM »
That's the book I was going to suggest.  It's not teen specific, but I don't know of any that are.
DS - peanut, tree nut, milk, eggs, corn, soy, several meds, many environmentals. Finally back on Xolair!
DD - mystery anaphylaxis, shellfish.
DH - banana/avocado, aspirin.  Asthma.
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Re: Book for teens newly diagnosed?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 06:55:22 PM »
Anaphylaxis Canada also has GREAT teen resources-- my DD really likes those, as they are truly aimed at teens and hit the mark rather well much of the time.

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Re: Book for teens newly diagnosed?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2014, 11:17:03 AM »
I saw a book mentioned in Allergic Living magazine.  I don't think it would be necessarily for newly diagnosed but it is for teens.  It is My Year of Epic Rock.  It strikes me as very unique as that it has a 7 th  grade girl sitting at an allergy table and from her point of view and not a negative portrayal of allergic teens.  Seems sort of a fun type book as they make a rock band.

I did not read it yet, but hey, it still is so new to have a kid in a book at an allergy table and a good portrayal of the kid too. So many TV shows etc are always making fun of allergies.

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