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Practical Food Allergy Management: A Quick Guide

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Download this free quick guide to essential information for parenting a food-allergic child written by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, chair of the medical advisory team of Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of...
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Prevent Allergic Reactions on Valentine's Day

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent survey revealed that as many as one in three children with life-threatening allergies have experienced anaphylaxis on Valentine's Day. The survey also found that teens who date are at the most risk of a reaction as less than half of parents...
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Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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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Patients with Allergic Rhinitis May Have Lower Risk for Heart Attacks

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Patients with Allergic Rhinitis May Have Lower Risk for Heart Attacks SAN DIEGO, CA – Research looking into the relationship between heart disease and allergic rhinitis has uncovered a potential correlation. A study presented at the...
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Dining Out with Food Allergies (Video & Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On March 12, 2013, Kids With Food Allergies hosted a webinar on the topic of dining out with food allergies. Our guest speakers were Sloane Miller and Dr. Michael Pistiner. We thank Mylan, who provided the educational grant to make this webinar...
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Jack, age 5

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Jack, age 5
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Tyler Knapp 11 yrs old

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Tyler Knapp 11 yrs old
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Addison as Robin

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Addison as Robin
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2 Years Old & loving life

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2 Years Old & loving life
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Sam at hospital 5-10-12

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Sam at hospital 5-10-12
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Mason

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Mason
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Our FA Lovebug

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Our FA Lovebug
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First Communion

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First Communion
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Re: Practical Food Allergy Management: A Quick Guide

MAM-mom ·
Great guide! I like the tips in the right corner, "Take all Food allergies seriously" and "Trace amounts of food can cause a reaction."
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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

remo davis ·
Whenever we give egg to our child he vomits.I didnt knew about egg allergy. Initially we thought it is because the child hates egg or may be due other stomach problems.So we didnt often gave egg to him thinking the child may not like it .It was his baby sitter from Wee watch at Ontario made us realize that the child may be suffering from egg allergy.Soon we consulted with a doctor .Great blog!
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Kathy P ·
Welcome to KFA Remo! I'm glad you have someone who helped connect the dots for the egg allergy. Please let us know how we can help! We can help w/ egg free recipes or navigating starting school or dealing with less than supportive relatives.
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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Kelly02 ·
We are so fortunate to have the author of this article on our son's team at the University of Michigan Food Allergy Clinic. His oral food challenges have been positive experiences for us...have gone just as Nancy explained, and with wonderful follow-up. Our son has passed heated milk, baked egg, and most recently all dairy. On Jan 16, his 10th birthday, he completed his 24 day incremental dairy introduction into his diet after passing his oral challenge in the clinic on December 23. He had...
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Jake's mom ·
What I wonder about are those stories that you hear about children dying because they ingested a small amount of an allergen, even after epi pens were used. How can we be sure the first tiny bite will not become our worst nightmare?? My son's allergist has recommended a food challenge but I can not bring myself to do this because of this fear. We would all love to know for sure though if he is allergic to some of these foods, since at this time he is diagnosed with 15 food allergies.
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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Jen ·
Welcome to posting. . The thing to remember is that these challenges take place in a drs office, under medical supervision. They can catch a possible rxn at the first sign. This is different than those cases of accidental ingestion of a small amount where it may not be initially obvious that a. Any allergen was consumed and/or b. a reaction is occurring. Both of those situations could lead to a delay in giving epinephrine. Another thing to remember is that many cases of anaphylaxis self...
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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Lynda ·
Hi Jake's mom, I've been through a couple of office-based food challenges. And I know what you mean about being hesitant. I took a while before I had the courage to schedule them. Besides what Jen already explained, one additional point is that they start very slowly. They may just touch the food to the lips, for instance. Then wait 15-20 and see what happens. The incrementally go up from there, waiting between doses to see if any reaction occurs. Your allergist may be able to give you some...
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SarahElizabeth ·
They gave me one of these tests to check if had a carrot allergy, and another to test my pepper allergy. I failed both, and ended up in the ER both times because one EpiPen dose couldn't calm down the reaction. They wanted to do more oral tests to make sure my blood tests for the other allergies were accurate, but my mom won't schedule them because she thinks it's too dangerous to try them right now. Any advice on how to talk to her about this?
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Kathy P ·
Did they do them slowly starting w/ a small amount of the food? We've only done one here and it failed very early on when the doc dabbed some on my dd's tongue. The challenge was stopped right then. This webinar might have more info about how to decide which challenges might be reasonable.
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Re: Dining Out with Food Allergies (Video & Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
About the Speakers Sloane Miller, food allergy advocate, author and life coach, is founder and President of Allergic Girl Resources, Inc., a consultancy devoted to food allergy awareness. Ms. Miller was born with food allergies and developed asthma and environmental allergies as a child. She consults with private clients, the healthcare, food and hospitality industries, government and not-for-profit advocacy organizations. Ms. Miller earned her Master of Social Work at the New York...
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Re: Dining Out with Food Allergies (Video & Resources)

Erin@SafeSoundFamily ·
Great resource, thank you so much! Dining out with even minor food allergies can be absolutely daunting.
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