Fifteen years ago, Rene was in shock as she carried Ian’s limp, purple body into the emergency room. He was unresponsive and barely breathing.* She knew he was having an allergic reaction to something he ate at his first birthday party earlier that evening. But she didn’t fully understand that Ian was experiencing anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction.
In this video, Heidi Bayer, a parent whose teenage daughter has a severe food allergy, shares her experiences and how she found the right resources when she first learned that her baby had a severe food allergy. Heidi Bayer is a board member of...
In August 2019, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released their My Life With Food Allergy Parent Survey Report. The report highlights the significant social, emotional and financial impact food allergies can have on parents. Our findings also revealed that many children do not receive epinephrine when they are having a severe allergic reaction for many reasons. We asked Dr. Michael Pistiner, pediatric allergist at MassGeneral, to talk about these findings.
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