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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Lynda ·
Maggie - I would say discussion about egg free flu shots is outside the scope of this particular blog post - but I can tell you we will be doing a blog post in the near future about egg allergy and flu vaccine, so that should provide some more insight on this issue. Stay tuned! Deidre - negative test results are usually accurate, but in a small percentage of cases, children can react with negative test results. That is why it's important to get evaluated by an allergist, since they are most...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

DeirdreRiley ·
Yes, we've been seeing allergists since she was 6 or 9 months old. We have moved a couple of times and had to switch allergists and it can be confusing, some say lip swelling alone is anaphylaxis, what she had with banana and mustard, and some say it's not. It's hard when allergist's don't agree.
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Re: What is Best Way to Handle Lunchtime for Children with Nut Allergies? (National Poll Results)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
From Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MBA, MSc, FAAP Faculty Collaborator for this study:
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

rose12328 ·
@ Wendy Mains-- I think I know why your child had to use his epi pen so many times in the ER/hospital. Hospitals are FILLED with corn-derived products. I am also corn-allergic. I found out the hard way, after a lifetime (I'm in my 50s!) of migraines, joint pains, spontaneous vomiting seemingly without a cause, I ended up at the big famous institution in Minnesota. The immunologist looked at the results of a basic saliva genetic test that I had purchased and had processed. He said I should...
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

Kathy P ·
Wow Rose, thanks for sharing your story. My kids were both highly sensitive to corn and derivatives when they were little. Both outgrew it by middle school, but it was a real challenge to avoid and many just wouldn't believe where corn hid and that the highly processed stuff could possibly be an issue. Thankfully mine were not anaphylactic.
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Re: Flying with Food Allergies (Free Webinar)

Lynda ·
Here's the recording of this webinar: Flying with Food Allergies - Video and Resources
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

aboreem1969 ·
Dear Dr. my son has severe cow milk allergy and we live in Kuwait. Is this allergy supposed to disappear or the symptoms alleviate by age. He is now three years and half and was diagnosed as milk allergy when he was 6 months old.
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

Kathy P ·
Hi Aboreem1969 - welcome to KFA! There is no absolute time line for outgrowing a food allergy (not reacting anymore). How has your son's allergy been monitored? Has he been tested periodically to see if the numbers are decreasing? Has he eaten anything with milk recently and still showing reactions?
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Re: Matthew R

NicoleCozzi ·
We love you Matthew!
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Re: Matthew R

Dawn Radzieta ·
Thank you Nicole! Let's hope and pray one day there is a cure to Food allergies. We love you too! Originally Posted by NicoleCozzi: We love you Matthew!
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Re: Matthew R

Dawn Radzieta ·
I know Matthew would love to be the face that wins a prize and/or be the child that represents food allergies. Matthew has been dealing with children bullying him at school with his food allergy. This would really lift him up and realize there is support for him. Praying for one day there is a cure to food allergies. No one should ever have to worry or fear when they eat something. God Bless everyone that has a food allergy.
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Re: Matthew R

Kathy P ·
There actually isn't any voting. It's just a random draw. I'm sorry that Matthew is having issues with bullying at school. I encourage you to join our School Age Kids forum to talk with other parents who have dealt with the same issues. http://community.kidswithfooda...l_and_food_allergies
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Re: Matthew R

Dawn Radzieta ·
Thank you and I didn't realize that Kathy. Well, I hope he gets lucky and gets picked. I did write on the forum and hope I can get some advice on the bullying topic. So hard to see your child be afraid and fearful at school. Originally Posted by Kathy P: There actually isn't any voting. It's just a random draw. I'm sorry that Matthew is having issues with bullying at school. I encourage you to join our School Age Kids forum to talk with other parents who have dealt with the same issues. ...
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

Wendy Mains ·
As the mother of a son with an anaphylactic alergy to corn I can't stress the importance of carrying the epipen at all times even when food intake is not planned. He has been tested thoroughly and his only allergy is corn so we know if he has a reaction then corn was present and his reaction occurs within seconds. We walked into a small hospital for a pre op appointment and we weren't inside for more than 3 min. and he had his worst reaction ever (the 7th one that year-corn has a nasty habit...
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Re: Study Shows Increased Anxiety for Parents of Children Allergic to Milk and Eggs

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dr. Matthew Greenhawt is a volunteer medical advisor for Kids With Food Allergies. You can find other research he has been involved in by browsing our Medical Advisory Team blog .
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

Campbell ·
I was complacent. My 14 year old daughter was complacent. Eye-rolls and annoyed posture every time I asked if she had her epi-pen. She doesn't remember her reaction when she was 2.75 years old and there have been many, many expired epi-pens since. I used to say it was the best money I ever threw away. Until this year, I got annoyed. I was certain I had sent in an epi-pen in the fall for school. The nurse sent an email to all delinquent parents of food allergic kids. "Your child's epi-pen is...
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

AMommy2TwoBoys ·
My son, wearing his EpiPen pouch above, carries his Epi everywhere, every time. He just turned 8 y/o and hasn't had a reaction in years... at least 5 years. His first was at almost 14 months old... Daddy gave him a Ritz Bitz PB Sandwich Cracker and he reacted... at the ER, they told us he is probably allergic to peanuts and to make that appointment with the allergist. We did and at 14 months old, he was diagnosed with an anaphylatic peanut allergy. Even though I used to be a nurse, I...
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Wendy and Campbell, Thank you for sharing your stories with us. Sorry to hear about your children's reactions. What you have shared will help other parents! AMommy, thank you for sharing Jayden with us and tell him that KFA says he's doing a great job taking care of himself and is setting a great example for other kids.
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

AMommy2TwoBoys ·
I will certainly let him know. Thank you for using his photo... he was thrilled! Kimberly and Jayden Originally Posted by Kids With Food Allergies: AMommy, thank you for sharing Jayden with us and tell him that KFA says he's doing a great job taking care of himself and is setting a great example for other kids.
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

MMJMOM ·
I'm shocked, but not surprised as I know several people who don't carry the epi pens with them for their kids. I don't understand what good the epi will do if its at home and you are out. I feel as if my DDs medication bag is an extension of her. Wherever she goes, it goes. When she was first diagnosed several years back, there were 2 occasions I left it home. I turned right around to get it. To me, that is her lifeline. NOTHING is more important! I am equally as shocked with people whose...
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Re: Matthew C

Kathy P ·
Welcome to KFA - what is Matthew allergic to? I hope he had a great safe Easter.
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Re: Matthew C

Amy Corbin ·
Thank you! He's allergic to: peanuts, tree nuts, corn, soy, wheat, rye, oranges, grapes, onions and tomatoes. The nuts we found out when he was 3, everything else we just found out this past December. It's been a really hard adjustment for all, but throughout it Matthew has been so great and he is always smiling! He had 2 Easter egg hunts and was thrilled to find stickers and small toys in his Easter eggs. We are very lucky we have a very supportive family.
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Amy Corbin ·
Yes, it's been quite the adjustment, still learning as we go. Matthew kept having rashes on his behind and face that we couldn't clear up, they suggested more food testing. Those all came up positive, once we stopped giving him those foods, he stopped having the rashes. Corn has been the toughest to avoid, corn starch or syrup is in a lot of things. I'm always looking for new recipes.
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Re: Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Rainbow Cake Surprise

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dr. Meg Edison was also a guest speaker in our recent Celebrating Birthdays with Food Allergies webinar, and so if you'd like to hear more birthday-related suggestions from her, you can watch our archived video.
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Re: Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Rainbow Cake Surprise

StephC ·
Thank you so much for your blog, Dr. Edison - I had no idea you were associated with KFA! My son (actually, my whole family) greatly appreciate all of your kitchen creations! Thanks for doing what you do.
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Re: Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Rainbow Cake Surprise

Abigail's Mommy ·
That is beautiful! My DD already asked for it for her birthday.
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Re: What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergy in Schools - Part 2

cheymom ·
Link to part 1 -- http://community.kidswithfooda...ols-tips-for-parents Link to part 2 -- http://community.kidswithfooda...hools-ask-the-expert
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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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Does Your State Protect Students with Asthma and Food Allergies? Free Webinar

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  Register Now August 12, 2014 at 1pm Eastern | 10 am Pacific   Food allergies, asthma, and environmental allergies at school present serious concerns. Some states are better than others when it comes to supporting students with these...
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Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

KFA Medical Advisors ·
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology released an update on Oct 1, 2013: Egg Allergic Children Now Have No Barriers to Flu Shot  The following is a blog post from KFA's Medical Advisory Team from 2012: 2012 UPDATE...
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Everything You Need to Know About Epinephrine (Video & Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Children With Egg Allergies Can Safely Receive Flu Vaccine, Multi-Center Study Finds

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Children With Egg Allergies Can Safely Receive Flu Vaccine, Multi-Center Study Finds"The new study, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, is good news for children who've had severe egg allergies, given the prevalence of the...
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Flying with Food Allergies (Free Webinar)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If the thought of flying with a child with food allergy causes you worry, please register for this free meeting. The speakers are Dr. Matthew Greenhawt, a pediatric allergist, and attorney Laurel Francoeur. Dr. Greenhawt will review the medical issues...
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Flying with Food Allergies (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Allergy-Friendly Food Drive: Help North Carolina Families Affected by Hurricane Matthew

Kids With Food Allergies ·
UPDATE 10/16/16: additional food bank options and Amazon wish lists. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), is asking you to help families in North Carolina in the aftermath of severe flooding from Hurricane Matthew. At least 22 people there died due to the storm. This is the worst flooding the state has seen since 1999. One of KFA's community members told us she was trapped in her house for days feeding her baby nothing but...
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Anaphylaxis in America Research Study Review with Dr. Robert Wood (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on November 18, 2013 featuring guest speaker Robert A. Wood, MD, chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins. Dr....
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As Schools Boost Access to EpiPens, Do Teachers Know How to Use Them?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Link to video Dr. Dave Stukus, a pediatric allergist at Nationwide Children's Children's Hospital, and a medical advisor for Kids With Food Allergies, is featured in this video and article supporting increased access to epinephrine in schools....
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Live Q&A: Dining Out With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR: Dining Out With Food Allergies - Ask The Experts Register to submit your questions and then join our live discussion on eating out with food allergies. Our expert panel will answer your questions, share tips and personal stories, and...
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Hires New CEO

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  (Washington, DC)  The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) appointed Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, as President and CEO. Sennett was recently a Vice President at WellPoint, one of the largest health benefit companies in the U.S. AAFA...
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Asthma & Allergy Foundation's New CEO Hits-the-Ground, Pedaling

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Patient Advocate and Avid Tandem Cyclist to Lead Change at Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.     WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the Asthma and...
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Asthma and Food Allergy Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a free educational webinar on October 17, 2013 featuring guest speaker David Stukus, Director of the Specialty Asthma Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and a member of KFA's Medical Advisory Team. Dr. Stukus...
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British Airways Sets New Policy for Passengers with Nut Allergies

KFA News Team ·
British Airways is becoming the first major airline with an official policy asking passengers not to eat nuts in flight. The updated allergy-friendly policy took effect February 18, 2016. Passengers can still carry nutty foods and snacks aboard. But they will be asked not to eat them if they are sitting near a person with that allergy during the flight. When a passenger says they have a nut allergy, flight crews will make an announcement, said an airline spokesperson. Crews will make an...
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Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Rainbow Cake Surprise

Kids With Food Allergies ·
For our final day of KFA's Cake Week, our guest blogger is Dr. Meg Edison from Speedbump Kitchen, who is also a medical advisor for KFA. Rainbow Surprise Cakeby Megan Edison, MD I’ve made this a few times now, with bright colors and with...
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FREE Webinar: What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergies in School

Melanie Carver ·
FREE Webinar: What Parents of Children with Food Allergies Need to Know About Food Allergy in School Many parents don't know where to start when they need to send their children off to school with food allergies. Attend this free webinar and you will...
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A Review of State School Policies for Protecting Kids with Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a free educational webinar on September 10, 2013 featuring guest speakers Charlotte Collins, JD, VP of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, co-founder of...
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ACAAI Says Children with Asthma Do Not Need to Be Routinely Tested for Peanut Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology​ disagrees with study findings that are circulating on the news and social media regarding asthma and peanut allergy. The ACAAI says children with asthma do not need to be routinely tested for...
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If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FOOD ALLERGIES AND CROSS-REACTIVITY  by Vaishali Mankad, MD   A food allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts to a food.  The most common type of food allergy results from the immune system making a type of antibody called IgE...
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Food Allergy Facts and Myths Presented by Dr. Dave Stukus

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , hosted a webinar featuring David Stukus, MD.     Link to video on YouTube   We thank Dr. Stukus, a board-certified...
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What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergy in Schools - Part 2

Lynda ·
What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergy in Schools - Part 2 We had more than 500 parents, educators, school nurses and physicians attend our informatve back-to-school webinar last week featuring presenters Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, and Nancy...
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Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

KFA Medical Advisors ·
What You Need to Know About Diagnostic Allergy Testing by David Stukus, MD Whenever I meet with families for the first time and ask the parents whether their child has any food allergies, I often hear the following reply: “I don't...
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