Kids With Food Allergies
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3/15/13 1:04 PM
New international study led by University of Michigan identified behaviors that could reduce anxiety, chances of allergic reactions Few situations can provoke more anxiety for people with peanut or tree-nut allergies than having an allergic reaction...
5/7/13 9:00 AM
Safer flying strategies for travelers with peanut allergies (BPT) - From bag-checking charges and unexplained delays to rude fellow passengers and flight attendants who are having a bad day, flying can be a huge hassle. If you're among the...
12/6/12 1:36 PM
Traffic delays, long wait times and hungry little tummies – for all the rewards of spending time with your children, traveling with kids can be a challenge. But when the child has food allergies, those challenges can start to look like...
3/27/13 9:34 AM
Comment by jmw
Southwest allows early boarding for airborne peanut allergies- enough time for you to go and wipe down the seats and trays before everyone else gets on. They also avoid actually serving peanuts on the flight- they gave cookies and crackers...
3/28/13 7:12 AM
Comment by HowdyY'all
I have been on several Delta Airline flights recently where they announced that peanuts would not be served due to a fellow passenger's peanut allergy.
3/28/13 7:59 AM
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10/4/13 12:13 PM
Comment by Francine Hezrony
What about allergic reaction due to airborne peanut protein? The Epipen works for a short duration until emergency room medical treatment can be given. What is your opinion for a long flight?
10/4/13 9:29 PM
Comment by Kathy P
Francine....I'll see if I can flag someone down to get a response for you....
10/4/13 11:15 PM
Comment by Mahbahlih
Hi Francine. In our case, our allergist told us always carry 2 Epipens at all times - every day. When we fly, we are supposed to carry 3 Epipens, Benadryl, and liquid Prednisone (steroids). In the event of an in-air anaphylaxis we were...
10/4/13 11:19 PM
Comment by Mahbahlih
In addition, I highly recommend checking out pages 62-64 of "Food Allergy for Dummies" by Dr. Wood. It speaks exactly to what you are asking. You can read it online at Google Books (linked below). I don't know if you are familiar with the book...
10/10/13 11:21 AM
Comment by Kids With Food Allergies
Hi Francine, A good approach would be for you to discuss this with your child's allergist in advance of the plane trip and see if your child's emergency care plan needs to be updated for the flight and the trip away from home. You might...
1/4/13 9:39 PM
Comment by Lolomama
When I chaperoned a trip to Washington, D.C., (flying from California) I was traveling with a child with Celiac disease, and I have it myself. I talked to his mother and she sent us care packages of food that arrived to our hotels every few days. They...
3/20/13 5:57 PM
Comment by Bea
I just wanted to add that I just booked a flight from the USA to Europe with KLM (Dutch Airline) operated by Delta. After purchasing our tickets I called up Delta to notify them about my 3 years old son's peanut/tree nut and dog allergies and I...
3/21/13 10:53 AM
Comment by JessHK
In addition to taking common-sense precautions and increasing communication with flight crew during reactions, the study also seems to reinforce another critical need: to educate allergic individuals and their families/caregivers more effectively...