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New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. February 27, 2015 11:55 AM · 9 comments
Why It’s Important to Read Past the Headlines -  Doctors Explain New Peanut Allergy Study   Editor's note:  The KFA/AAFA leadership recognize that interpreting the findings of the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study is...
 
Landmark Study May Change How We Feed Peanut Butter To Infants
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. February 23, 2015 4:30 PM
High-Risk Infants Fed Peanuts Developed Allergy At Lower Rate Than Other Babies - Study May Pave Way for New Prevention Strategies   Feeding peanut butter to infants at risk for developing peanut allergies prevented those same babies from...
 
What to Do If You Can’t Afford Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. January 22, 2015 2:11 PM
Epinephrine is the only treatment for a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis (an-a-PHUL-axis). Epinephrine comes in the form of easy-to-use auto-injectors. It is only available through a prescription by your doctor. Each prescription comes...
 
Can Parents Prevent Their Babies From Developing Food Allergies - Video and Resources
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. January 15, 2015 12:13 PM
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, hosted a free educational webinar, “Can Parents Prevent Their Babies From Developing Food Allergies,” on January 13, 2015. It featured pediatric...
 
Different Types of Food Allergies (Free Patient Handout)
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. December 10, 2014 4:59 PM · 4 comments
This  free two-page handout  explains the different types of allergic reactions to foods. IgE Mediated Food Allergies  Non-IgE Mediated Food Allergies  Symptoms and Treatments Cross-Reactivity and Oral Allergy Syndrome Eosinophilic...
 
2014 Update on Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. October 27, 2014 12:46 PM · 1 comment
Much has changed about the perceived safety of influenza vaccine in egg allergic individuals. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Allergy and College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology no longer...
 
Enterovirus D-68: Take Precautions for Kids with Asthma
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. September 10, 2014 5:53 PM · 1 comment
With kids back in school, the fall illness season has begun. An outbreak of the rare enterovirus (EV D-68) is hospitalizing kids across the country. Most people who are infected do not need to seek medical care and will experience cold-like symptoms,...
 
New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results
by KFA Medical Advisory Team KFA Medical Advisory Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 14, 2014 11:25 AM · 8 comments
A Disappointing Reality: Many Families of Food-Allergic Kids Are Not Carrying Epinephrine by David Stukus, MD   It is a well-known fact that epinephrine is the best treatment for anaphylactic reactions. Patients or their adult caregivers are...
 
Preparing for School with Food Allergies and Asthma (Video and Resources)
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 9, 2014 2:42 PM
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on July 1, 2014 featuring guest speakers David Stukus, MD and Michael Pistiner, MD. The presentation below answers common...
 
Commercially Available Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available with a Prescription in the United States (2014)
by KFA Medical Advisory Team KFA Medical Advisory Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 23, 2014 11:52 AM
Commercially Available Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available with a Prescription in the United States by Angela Nace, PharmD Epinephrine auto-injectors are the treatment for anaphylaxis. Several epinephrine auto-injectors are now available in the...
 
Flying with Food Allergies (Video and Resources)
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 20, 2014 1:22 PM
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  hosted a free educational webinar on June 17, 2014 featuring guest speakers Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MMSc, and Laurel Francoeur, JD. The...
 
Anaphylaxis: Severe Allergic Reactions (Handout)
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 3, 2014 2:24 PM
This free two-page handout is filled with essential information about anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. Symptoms of Anaphylaxis Being Prepared for Anaphylaxis Common Causes of Anaphylaxis Knowing How to Treat...
 
Food Allergy Testing - What You Need to Know (Video & Resources)
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. April 16, 2014 3:58 PM
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  hosted a free educational webinar on April 16, 2014 featuring guest speaker David Stukus, MD. Dr. Stukus reviewed the different types of food...
 
Feeding Allergenic Foods to Babies and Pregnant or Nursing Moms
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. April 1, 2014 7:57 PM
Eat It or Avoid It? by Todd D. Green, MD, FAAAAI   Once you have a child who has severe food allergies and have experienced how hard it can be to keep that child safe, you naturally want to do anything you can to keep your next child (or...
 
What is Best Way to Handle Lunchtime for Children with Nut Allergies? (National Poll Results)
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. March 18, 2014 10:16 AM · 1 comment
Parents of nut-allergic kids more likely than other parents to want a lunchtime without restrictions, according to U-M’s National Poll on Children’s Health   ANN ARBOR, Mich. –  Most parents of kids with and without nut...
 
Everything You Need to Know About Epinephrine (Video & Resources)
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. February 28, 2014 11:42 AM · 4 comments
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on February 26, 2014 featuring two of our medical advisors, Michael Pistiner, MD, and Angela Nace, PharmD. They...
 
Children with Food Allergies: What Parents Need to Know
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. January 21, 2014 4:09 PM
Children with Food Allergies: What Parents Need to Know   This free two-page handout is filled with essential information for parenting a food allergic child.Understanding the Basics of Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis (Severe...
 
Using a Food Diary to Help Sort Food Allergies Out
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. January 6, 2014 12:28 PM
Is It Allergy? by David Hauswirth, MD, FAAAAI  There are times when a patient thinks they are reacting to a food or having symptoms as a result of eating certain foods. In these cases, food diaries – or, perhaps more accurately,...
 
The Serious Nature of Food Allergies (TV Show Video)
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. December 10, 2013 2:25 PM · 3 comments
Dr. Terri Brown-Whitehorn, pediatric allergist and assistant professor at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Lynda Mitchell, Founder and Senior Director of Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), and Michele Cassalia, Corporate Relations Director of KFA and...
 
Demystifying Oral Food Challenges
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. December 5, 2013 11:53 AM · 6 comments
Demystifying Oral Food Challenges by Nancy Polmear-Swendris, MS Ed, RN Perhaps your child has had a known food allergy for some time, and now there's reason to believe that the allergy may have been outgrown. Maybe you're in the initial diagnosis...
 
 
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