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Hugs and thank you for taking such great care of your grandson! Kids are amazingly resilient. We can teach them to take precautions to be safe without living in constant fear. It's like teaching kids how to cross the street in traffic - it becomes second nature to look both ways, listen for sounds of oncoming traffic, and proceed with caution. It's the same with food allergies - read labels, ask questions, carry epinephrine, and know how to use it.

My Grandson is now 11 years old and was diagnosed with a level 6 peanut allergy when he was very little....they caught it (thank God) when doing some other testing for a skin rash he had. He seems to have a very good understanding of when he needs to do when eating with people who may not know about this. I on the other hand....the Grandma....have nightmares at times. Not often, but every once in a while....I get gripped with fear. I always remind myself that he is a smart boy and is being educated by his parents as well as me....to let people know...ask questions...and such. He said to me the other day when I told him that his Mom's stuffing was quite safe, but stuffing is sometimes made with nuts....and that he should keep this in mind. He said....Grammy, I know...I'm aware, but I'm not scared. I must say, this made me very happy.

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A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1235 South Clark Street Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1.800.727.8462)
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