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Re: People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

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 asked what their policy was to accomodate us. Just like on Air Canada, they ensured me they will create a 3-row buffer zone in front and behind us. They will not serve any nuts to these passengers. Good to know!
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Re: People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

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 around how and when to use the EpiPen. Underutilization of EpiPen is not only a problem in the air, but also on the ground. Education can reduce anxiety (i.e. by shifting some of the focus from the problem onto a "solution") and lead to more...
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Re: People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

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 instead.
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Re: People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

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.
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Re: People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

cheymom ·
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Re: People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

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?
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Re: People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

Kathy P ·
Francine....I'll see if I can flag someone down to get a response for you....
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Re: People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

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 directed to give our son his Epipen and wait a few minutes. If he was recovering, we were to give him his first dose of steroids (since that is what he'd do if we came to the ER after giving the Epipen). In the event the first Epipen didn't resolve the...
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Re: People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

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 need to carry more epinephrine autoinjectors, for instance, based upon what your allergist will recommend.
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Re: Everything You Wanted to Know About Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Full blog post with list of resources that accompany this video: http://community.kidswithfooda...-video-and-resources
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Re: FREE Webinar: What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergies in School

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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Re: People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

Lisa ·
I would recommend wiping down the whole seating area, not just the tray table. I would also bring all my own food. I think it is great if airlines are offering peanut or nut-free flights but I think there 35,000 feet isn't where I would want to find they made any type of mistake. I think researching which airlines will and will not make announcements, grant buffer zones, do or do not serve peanuts, nuts, etc is also a good idea. Some airlines are accommodating and some are not and which is...
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New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Why It’s Important to Read Past the Headlines -  Doctors Explain New Peanut Allergy Study   Editor's note:  The KFA/AAFA leadership recognize that interpreting the findings of the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study is...
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Parties, Play Dates, Babysitters: How to Transition Care for Children with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Free Video from Kids With Food Allergies Foundation: (Click the black square to view in full-screen) On May 28, 2013, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation hosted a free webinar with guest speakers Dr. Michael Pistiner and Dr. Sarah Boudreau-Romano on...
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Preparing for School with Food Allergies and Asthma (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 featuring guest speakers David Stukus, MD, and Michael Pistiner, MD. The presentation answers common questions about how your allergist can help with back-to-school planning.
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Re: FREE Webinar: Navigating the Holidays with Food Allergies

Allergy princess ·
Most people work during the day.........
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Re: FREE Webinar: Navigating the Holidays with Food Allergies

Mahbahlih ·
I am thrilled this is during DS's nap time!!!!!
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Kathy P ·
Well said! I've seen a lot of guilt responses to the study.
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Eliezrah ·
I haven't heard anything about this study, but food allergies aren't anyone's fault!!
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Leab ·
Great article :-) Thanks for taking the time to post it KFA!
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Kathy P ·
Eliezrah - this is in reference to the LEAP study that was announced at AAAAI last weekend. You can read more about it here (link is also in the above article) Landmark Study May Change How We Feed Peanut Butter To Infants
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Eliezrah ·
Thanks Kathy. I can see why some people can read it as blaming the parents.
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Jessica Dabler Martin ·
A very big thank you! This is fabulous information that needs to be heard more. I'm editing my blog post to include a link to KFA's post. Thank you again!
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Kathy P ·
Thank you Jessica for including a link! And for helping us get the info out!
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Juneau ·
Thank you doctors for posting this. I have wondered what I could've, should've, or would've done better, different, or something. Beating myself up over it doesn't change anything. I know all those parents out there with severely peanut allergic children did not do everything the same. I actually think it would've been a lot more difficult to watch my infant have an anaphylactic reaction than my 2 year old. At least she could talk to me.
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

RW ·
A free press is not free to lie, mislead, and over-hype and it is high time to hold them accountable for all the damage they are doing to kids with allergies and society in general. The press is hugely irresponsible in how they report scientific findings. Science is slow, particular, and often very inconclusive. How many kids are going to DIE because of irresponsible reporting?! We have ongoing battle with family members and school administrators who deep in their hearts believe this is our...
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Krissandra ·
I wish this could have applied to my children. My 4yo boy tested highly positive to peanuts at 6 months of age, so he would have been deemed too high risk to participate, anyway. And then there's my daughter, who has FPIES and still hasn't gotten around to trying peanuts. Now I'm terrified that the extremely slow process of introducing food into her diet means I've already missed my window of early prevention. She's definitely high risk for developing a peanut allergy since she has a sibling...
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Raising a Well-Adjusted Child Who Takes Food Allergies in Stride

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  1/15/2013 -- This free online class was presented by Kids With Food Allergies Foundation as part of our educational outreach program. Our guest speaker was food allergy author Linda Coss. Dr. Michael Pistiner was our representative from...
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Partnering with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Free webinar presented by Kids With Food Allergies on July 30, 2013 with guest speakers Dr. Michael Pistiner and Sally Schoessler, MEd, BSN, RN:    Video is one hour long. Please wait a moment to allow the video to buffer before...
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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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Talking to Our Kids about Food Allergies: Children Believe Grownups

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Talking to Our Kids About Food Allergies: Children Believe Grownups  by Michael Pistiner MD, MMSc  Millions of kids really believe that an overweight man gets dragged around the world in a single night by a team of flying reindeer, allowing...
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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 theĀ 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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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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Free Webinar: How to Partner with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year

Kids With Food Allergies ·
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW Sally Schoessler, MEd, BSN, RN, and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc,  will give you their expert insights about how you can partner with your child's school nurse for a safe school year managing food allergy. This webinar...
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Study Shows Increased Anxiety for Parents of Children Allergic to Milk and Eggs

Kids With Food Allergies ·
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (June 26, 2014) - It's tough being the parent of a child with food allergies. Constant vigilance is needed for everything your child eats, when a single food item containing a hidden ingredient can be fatal. Although worry is a...
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Treatment Hope for Those with Multiple Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Asthma drug aids simultaneous desensitization to several food allergies, study finds "An asthma drug accelerates the process of desensitizing patients with food allergies to several foods at the same time, a new study by researchers at the Stanford...
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Practical Food Allergy Management: A Quick Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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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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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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

livewellnutrition ·
Regarding the MRT and it's usefulness for the treatment of food sensitivities, not food allergies... The absence of a particular type of reference on PubMed does not denote the absence of clinical utility in the treatment of the targeted disease states, especially for newer emerging complementary treatments.The establishment of clinical utility of new complementary treatments usually precedes the appearance of references on Pubmed, often by many years. Dr. Stukus, I will be happy to send you...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Stfne ·
Lots of great comments here and hope there is room for a question. Can you discuss puddle testing?
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Missy24 ·
My son ate cashews by the handful with absolutely no reaction and then went into anaphylactic shock after eating one. How does that fit into this? This stated that if you can eat something without reaction you aren't allergic. He reacted to walnuts which now that we've had testing are still high but lower than both peanuts and cashews.
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

aost ·
Missy24, sorry to hear that your son had a severe reaction to cashew. Unfortunately you can develop allergies at any time, so in his case he was not allergic before but then became allergic. The article is referring to testing positive to a food but being able to eat it without reaction. Some docs will run a panel to whole list of foods, even if the patient has only reacted to one. This can lead to avoiding more foods than is necessary as there is a high chance of false positives with...
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lovebugsco ·
Dr. Stukus - Thank you for sharing this information. I agree with much of what you had to say and wanted to know if you would ever recommend the "Gold Standard" for accommodations in school? I have two children with close to 40 ER visits between them for allergic reactions. One has had RAST scores over 100 to Peanuts since infancy - he is 12. The other has RAST over 100 to Dairy and Eggs since infancy - she is 8. They both had systemic reactions to skin testing done last summer. They were...
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