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People With Food Allergies Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Updates as of Oct. 12, 2021: We have updated this blog post to reflect the most recent recommendations from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is the food allergy division of AAFA. As more information becomes available, we will continue to update our community. The COVID-19 vaccine is an important part of reducing the spread of the coronavirus , ending the pandemic, and protecting...

Be Part of the Future of Food Allergy Treatment (Video)

Update for Oct. 1, 2021: Did you miss the live stream of the PFDD meeting on food allergy? You can watch the recording . You can still share your experiences living with and managing food allergy. Send in your comments by Oct. 9, 2021. We will include your comments in the upcoming food allergy “Voice of the Patient Report.” We will send this report to FDA representatives. By sharing your story, you can help influence the future of treatments for food allergies. SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS The...

FDA Approves Clinical Trial for Peanut Allergy Treatment Using Nanoparticles

COUR Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company developing novel immune-modifying nanoparticles to treat immune disorders (CNPs), today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company's Investigational New Drug (IND) application for evaluation of COUR's CNP-201 in a proof-of-concept (Phase 1 / 2) study in people who are allergic to peanuts.

FDA Issues Statement on Steps They Will Take to Ensure COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe and Effective for Young Children

As regulators, the FDA recognizes they have an important task ahead of them that will require them to act expeditiously while undertaking an extremely meticulous and thoughtful review once we receive requests to authorize a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use or submissions for approval of a COVID-19 vaccine for this population.

Study Shows Children Who Took PALFORZIA® Peanut Allergy Treatment Daily for Two Years Could Tolerate Higher Doses of Peanut

Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc., a Nestlé Health Science company developing and commercializing pharmaceutical therapies to prevent, manage, and treat food and metabolic-related diseases, today announced the publication of a longitudinal analysis that explored the safety, efficacy and food allergy-related quality of life of long-term treatment with PALFORZIA® [Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) Allergen Powder-dnfp, previously known as investigational agent AR101] in patients with peanut allergy.

Facing Adulthood With Food Allergy: the Impact on Teens and Young Adults and Their Parents

Even if a child with a food allergy has had it all their life, each growth stage comes with its own concerns and challenges. In the “Spotlight: Transition to Adulthood,” we found that the period when a child moves into adulthood comes with a greater risk when food allergies are involved. It also causes a lot of anxiety for their parents.

Food Allergy Anaphylaxis in Infants and Toddlers (Video and Resources)

Update: If you missed the webinar, we added the video below. We also included some resources on additional information discussed in the webinar, as well as answers to several questions we received. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a webinar on May 13, 2021, on the latest research on food allergy anaphylaxis in infants and toddlers. The webinar was presented by: Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, pediatric allergist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts Melanie Carver,...

Astepro Nasal Antihistamine Spray Is Approved to Be Sold Without a Prescription

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a nasal antihistamine for nonprescription use through a process called a partial prescription to nonprescription switch. The FDA approved Astepro (azelastine hydrochloride nasal spray, 0.15%) for seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis—commonly known as allergies—for adults and children six years of age and older.

Parental Warning: Don’t Let Kids With a Shellfish Allergy Eat Cicadas

The Brood X cicadas are here. These are a type of insect that live underground and then emerge from the soil in every 17 years to mate. And there’s a lot of them. If you live anywhere from New York to Tennessee, you’ve probably seen them. Or you’re about to. To most kids (and a lot of adults), this sounds like something out of an action or science fiction movie. As much of the eastern half of the nation experiences this “swarmageddon,” the red-eyed critters are often hard for kids to resist...

New AAFA Research Aims to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Severe Allergic Reactions in Infants and Toddlers

Recognizing Severe Allergic Reactions in Infants and Toddlers Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening if not treated quickly and properly. But the signs and symptoms can be hard to recognize, especially in infants and toddlers. One of the biggest challenges is that this age group is nonverbal. Infants cannot talk about their symptoms, so parents and doctors may not notice or identify the signs of an allergic reaction. Research also suggests infants and toddlers...

New Study Will Look at Early Signs of Food Allergy and Eczema Risk

A study to identify prenatal and early childhood markers of high risk for food allergy and atopic dermatitis, or eczema, as well as biological pathways that lead to these conditions, has begun. The observational study of children from birth to age 3 years will examine the origins of allergic disease by integrating interdisciplinary analyses of data from more than 260 biological and environmental samples and survey responses from each of 2,500 families.

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