Dr. Scott H. Sicherer | Episode 119
Dr. Scott H. Sicherer is the Director of the Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Food Allergy Institute and the Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. He is Chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Clinical Research Unit, a component of Conduits-the Institutes for Translational Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He also authored Food Allergies: A Complete Guide For Eating When Your Life Depends on It. Dr. Sicherer shares with our listeners his incredible wealth of knowledge. Topics covered in this episode include what a reaction may look like, treatment expectations if an ER visit is necessary, oral food challenges (medically supervised feeding), the diagnostic process, causes of food allergies, and much more.