Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania


I have a 16 month old who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and eggs. I also have a 4 year old who does not have food allergies...although we all live like we do!!

I would love to meet some other families in the Allentown area with children who have the same issues...maybe start a playgroup!

On Aug 7, 2004

That would be great. Holly is in your area, and I'm in the Poconos.

It's really neat to meet members who post here, although my kids are getting a little old for playgroups. My youngest is starting Kindergarten this Fall.

Our allergist is in Easton. BTW, which one do you go to?

On Aug 8, 2004

That's great to hear there are others in my area! I wish our PA kids were closer in age!

I take my kids to Dr. Shampain in Allentown who specializes in peds (my older one is allergic to everything but food). He seems to have a good reputation and has a long appointment wait so that's usually a good sign! He also seemed to have a lot of information (data, statistics, etc.).

On Aug 28, 2004

Hi! I just saw this post. I guess I haven't been on the site much these last few weeks. I would love to start a play group. My son is three. Maybe we can work out a place and time to meet up.

On Sep 5, 2004

Holly...that sounds great. I have an email link on my name so contact me anytime and we can plan something soon!

On Jan 3, 2005

I've got a toddler who was just diagnosed with a Peanut and Egg allergy. We are looking for a good allergist - we feel like the one we saw just didn't give us a lot of info. Can anyone make any recommendations?

On Jan 4, 2005

We go to Dr. Shampain on College Heights Blvd. in Allentown. He seems to be the main most highly regarded pediatric allergist around. I had extensive conversations with him and he seemed up to date with all the pertinent studies, statistics, etc. Both my children go to him and I go to his associate who handles adults.

How old is your PA child? My daughter is 21 months and is allergic to peanuts, walnuts and eggs. I also have a 4 year old son who doesn't have food allergies, but has environmental allergies.

If you are ever interested in starting a playgroup with them let me know!

On Jan 9, 2005

hi, We also go to Dr. Shampain, and like him alot. I Have a 5 year old son with PA and environmental allergies , some eczema, and asthma ( he started out with over 30 food allergies, but has outgrown all but a few, thank goodness!) I have a 7 year old daughter with mild allergies and some eczema/asthma, and a 2 1/2 year old daughter with sinus problems and some asthma . They inherited all from me, poor things! Thank God , there is SO much more available for allergies and eczema than there was when I was a kid- they shall never have to take a bath in "Balnatar"!!!! phew!! Jen

On Jan 15, 2005

We use Dr. Eric Schenkel in Easton. Can't say enough good things about him. Both of my sons go to him for Peanut, Milk, Egg allergies as well as severe asthma. My family was out of control when we met him, in and out of the ER, He has been my angel through all of this!!

On Jan 18, 2005

Thank you for allergist information from the Lehigh Valley! Our family just relocated to the Pocono Mountains and we also must find a new allergist. Also, I am looking for Ryan's Mom. Ryan's Mom, could you please send me an e-mail? Our PA child will start kindergarten in fall and it's time for me to set up a meeting with the principal and prepare. Would really like to talk with you on the phone about your experiences in the Poconos if you wouldn't mind. Thank you!

On Jan 18, 2005

We go to Dr. Ramakrishnan. I really like him, and he and his staff have been wonderful in giving me the documentation I needed for 504 qualification.

On Aug 4, 2005

Bumping up this thread again.

I have a 2 year old with peanut, tree nut and egg allergies. Anyone interested in a play group this fall? I have a 5 year old in school during the morning and would love to meet someone dealing with PA in my area!

Let me know and we can exchange emails!