Child Allergy News / Information Blog by Dr José Costa


Gastroesophageal Reflux (GOR)

It is likely one of the most common causes of concern for parents of infants/newborns.⁣ Signs can sometimes be hard to understand, as not in all cases […]

Adrenaline Auto-Injector and Temperature Control

𝐀𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 is the medication of choice for use in 𝐀𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐲𝐥𝐚𝐱𝐢𝐬.⁣⁣Despite being so often used, most people are unaware of how to prevent it from degrading and with this, […]

Incidence of Food Allergy in the Middle East

I was recently invited to write an article for Arab News, focusing on the increased incidence of allergies in the 𝐌𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭.⁣ This included the significant growth […]

Dog Allergy

What if you have allergic reactions when near some dogs but not others?⁣⁣Considering there are NO 𝐡𝐲𝐩𝐨𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐬, then the answer must be somewhere else.⁣⁣Have you thought you might be […]

Food Allergy Labelling

Also known as⁣ 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐋𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 (𝘗𝘈𝘓)⁣ This is of extreme importance to improve the quality of life of allergy sufferers.⁣ ⁣Despite its existence, often, there are […]

Shellfish Allergy

Often 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝 is what is named to anything coming from the sea.⁣⁣ But this name seems to be mixed or interchanged with 𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐟𝐢𝐬𝐡.⁣⁣ Let’s clarify this.⁣⁣ […]

Fish Allergy

Although 𝐟𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 is common, fortunately, it is not as common as other allergies.⁣ Its incidence varies from country to country, and around 40% of people with fish […]

Contact Dermititis

Parents have asked me if a diagnosis of a food allergy can be made by placing the food on the skin.⁣ The answer is, not always.⁣Why is that?⁣ Not all […]

Mental Health and Microbiome

Recent research showed an association between the decrease or absence of anti-inflammatory bacteria and the increase in some 𝐩𝐬𝐲𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬.⁣⁣ This was associated with the increase in pro-inflammatory bacteria.⁣⁣ […]