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Dr. Dave Stuckus

Dave Stukus MD

Dr. Dave spends his free time with his wife (a pediatric Emergency Room physician), 3 year old daughter and 6 year old son. His home life is filled with fun, laughter, and enough gross noises/stickiness to satisfy all his needs. Dr. Dave is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He is involved with several national organizations, including both the American Academy and College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the Board of Directors for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In his ample spare time, he is also very active in social media; you can follow him on Twitter where he offers general advice and dispels allergy myths and misconceptions.

When Are Frequent Illnesses Signs Of A Compromised Immune System?

By December 13, 2016 No Comments

It’s cold and flu season and around this time of year I start seeing parents in my office concerned that their child is “always sick,” and that there must be something wrong with their child’s immune system or that they have a “low immune system.” I don’t doubt these parents when they say that their […]

Categories: Chronic Illnesses + Conditions, Infectious Disease + Vaccines

Can You Boost Your Kid’s “Low” Immune System?

By September 6, 2016 2 Comments

It’s around this time of year that I start to get questions from parents about “boosting” their child’s immune system. School in most districts is in session for the year and parents dread the eventual onslaught of coughs, colds and other illnesses that their kids will pick up from their classmates on the playground. I […]

Categories: Infectious Disease + Vaccines, Science 101 + Mythbusting

Can Thumb Sucking Really Prevent Allergies?

By July 27, 2016 No Comments

Wouldn’t it be great if there was something we could do to prevent or decrease the development of allergies? Especially if that something was a common behavior that most of our children are already doing? That would make everyone’s life a lot easier. Well, that’s what a recent study out of New Zealand attempted to […]

Categories: Chronic Illnesses + Conditions, Newborns + Infants, Toddlers + Preschoolers

Can We Really Prevent Peanut Allergy by Feeding It to Infants?

By April 6, 2016 1 Comment

Luke, what does Uncle Dave always say? “No nuts!” That’s exactly the advice I gave to my 2-year-old nephew when I first started my allergy/immunology fellowship a decade ago. After all, those were the recommendations published in 2000 from the American Academy of Pediatrics. To try and prevent the development of food allergies, the guidelines […]

Categories: Chronic Illnesses + Conditions, Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, Newborns + Infants, Toddlers + Preschoolers

What’s Up With Kids and Allergies?

By November 9, 2015 1 Comment

This post was written in response to a question from reader Salima, who received confusing information from her doctor and pharmacist about kids and allergies.   As a pediatric allergist, I see children of all ages presenting with a range of different symptoms, especially runny noses, cough, and rashes. As a parent, I see […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Chronic Illnesses + Conditions, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers, Tweens + Teens