Monday, February 9, 2009

Welcome to the Allergist Mommy Blog!

Do you refuse to leave the house without: (1) Kleenex (2) Benadryl (3) some form of peanut/tree-nut-free snack? Welcome to my world.

My name is Sakina Bajowala, and I am a "Dr. Mom". An allergist-mommy, to be precise.

Back in the days of medical school, I decided that it didn't make much sense to go through all of the time and effort to become a physician if you weren't going to be able to take care of your own kids. So, I became a pediatrician.

Then I decided that it didn't make much sense to have the knowledge to treat my kids if there wasn't anything wrong with them. So, I gave them my genetic propensity for allergies and asthma and became an allergist. :)

This blog is my account of life as a smoothie: Equal parts mommy, wife, and physician.

I'll discuss the latest in allergy evaluation and treatment, share tips for finding something good to eat for kiddos who like to turn red and scratch themselves, and allow my foibles to remind us all that whoever invented the term "Supermom" is just plain evil.

Enjoy!

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