Tagged With "Anaphylaxis in America"

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New Allergy and Anaphylaxis Action Plan

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirmed epinephrine as the first choice to treat severe allergic reactions. And to make certain parents, caregivers and others are ready to treat anaphylaxis, the AAP released its own version of a food allergy action plan . 1 Download PDF The recommendations were released in the February 13 edition of the journal Pediatrics . 2 The report stresses that it is better to use epinephrine early, even if parents are not 100% sure that the symptoms are...
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FDA Approves Lower Dose of Symjepi Epinephrine for Severe Allergic Reactions

KFA News Team ·
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ADMP) (“Adamis”) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has approved Adamis’ lower dose version (0.15mg) of Symjepi ™ for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (Type I) including anaphylaxis.
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Food Allergy Awareness: Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know?Anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, can occur as:A single reaction that occurs immediately after exposure to the allergenic food and gets better with or without treatment within the first minutes to hours. Symptoms do not recur...
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Georgia Training Its Teachers How to Treat Severe Allergic Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Georgia is one of seven states that allows schools to stock undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in allergic emergencies (anaphylaxis). During a severe allergic reaction, seconds count.  Georgia schools are now training...
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Having a Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast

Kids With Food Allergies ·
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 2, 2014) – If you are one of the millions of Americans who experiences a severe allergic reaction to food, latex or an insect sting, you should know the first line of defense in combating the reaction is...
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How NFL's Adrian Peterson Copes With Severe Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Last year during training camp, Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson had an allergic reaction after eating his favorite seafood gumbo. Recently he shared with U.S. News how he copes with his new food allergy, how he prepares for anaphylaxis,...
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How to Talk With Your Child About the Peter Rabbit Movie

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The movie "Peter Rabbit" depicts a scene some families managing food allergies might find alarming. Peter and the other rabbits intentionally attack Mr. McGregor with his known food allergen causing him to have a serious allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis).
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Study Finds If You Suspect Anaphylaxis, Use Epinephrine Early

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis) is a sudden, severe allergic reaction . It must be treated right away because it can cause death.   A recent journal article presented some issues related to emergency anaphylaxis care.   Diagnosis can be...
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Study of Food Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis Management

KFA Medical Advisors ·
A survey study of index food-related allergic reactions and anaphylaxis managementThanks in large part to the enthusiastic and committed members of KFA, we recently published an article in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (now available...
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Updated Mylan Statement on U.S. Supply of EpiPen Auto-Injectors

KFA News Team ·
[PRESS RELEASE] Our manufacturing partner Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company, continues to experience interruptions in the production of EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors. Over the past few months, there has been intermittent supply of EpiPen at wholesalers and pharmacies. We are actively exploring several options with Pfizer that would help stabilize supply.
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Food Allergy Awareness: Before Leaving Emergency Care

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know? Before leaving emergency medical care, your healthcare professional should provide the following:An epinephrine auto-injector or a prescription for two doses and training on how to use the auto-injector A follow-up appointment or...
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Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

KFA News Team ·
New research suggests that giving antihistamine medicine to a child experiencing anaphylaxis--a sudden and severe allergic reaction that can quickly be fatal--usually does more harm than good by delaying emergency treatment.
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College Student with Food Allergies Shares How to Never Forget Your Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Meet Austin, our first college student winner in our  #‎WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine   year-long campaign. The Minnesota teen is allergic to peanuts, cashews and bananas. Austin and his family win their choice of $400 worth...
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Possible Epinephrine Nasal Spray May Offer New Option for Those With Food Allergies

KFA News Team ·
INSYS Therapeutics, Inc., announced today that it has started a proof-of-concept study of two formulations of epinephrine nasal spray for the treatment of anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reaction, with the enrollment of the first patient.
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School Staff Know More Than They Think They Do About Treating Anaphylaxis

KFA News Team ·
A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found only 18 percent of non-nurse school staff surveyed felt very confident in their ability to recognize anaphylaxis symptoms.
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Schools Have Been Able to Treat Anaphylaxis More Than 2,000 Times Thanks to Epinephrine Donation Program

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Mylan N.V.(NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced its EpiPen4Schools® program has surpassed the one millionth epinephrine auto-injector donation through the program and that presented data at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting demonstrates the impact of and continued need for the program in U.S. schools. Epinephrine auto-injectors provided through the program have been used more than 2,000 times to treat anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threa
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A Promising Life Cut Short

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Cameron Jean-Pierre passed away on January 1, 2019, at 11 years old when he inhaled airborne proteins of cooking fish. His parents, Steven and Jody, had no idea that just inhaling the protein could cause this tragedy.
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Re: Having a Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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Re: AAFA Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Click the file link above to download this free guide. PDF reader required.
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Re: Having a Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This study was also covered by NPR: Emergency Rooms Often Skip the Epinephrine for Severe Allergies
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Re: Webinar: Anaphylaxis in America: A Look at the Landmark Study

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Video and Resources from the webinar: http://community.kidswithfooda...-video-and-resources
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Re: Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

Penny Wright ·
We are guilty of doing just this when my then 10 mo old granddaughter was given sunflower butter for the first time. We didn’t immediately recognize that she was going into anaphylactic stage, so we gave her benedryl. Then she started coughing, vomiting and diarrhea, then we called 911 and administered the Epipen. Ambulance came and they ended up giving her two more, then once at the hospital, she received yet another two, along with steroids. She was kept overnight. The second time she...
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Re: Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

Momofthree ·
Thank you for sharing your experience Penny!
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Re: Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

Brandonsmama ·
My son has been prescribed to take antihistamines on a daily basis because he has ideopathic anaphylaxis. I give him Zyrtec and Allegra daily, and from what I have read, this is the protocol for a person who has ideopathic anaphylaxis. I was guilty of doing the same thing before we actually knew he was having anaphylactic reactions though. What has complicated things for us, is that I share 50/50 custody of my son with my ex-husband, who was not on board with giving our son these daily...
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Re: College Student with Food Allergies Shares How to Never Forget Your Epinephrine

StephC ·
That's great! I didn't realize this was open to AuviQ users, since it's sponsored by Mylan - will have to get a good photo of DS sent in soon!
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Re: College Student with Food Allergies Shares How to Never Forget Your Epinephrine

Kathy P ·
Yup, any form of epinephrine.
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Re: College Student with Food Allergies Shares How to Never Forget Your Epinephrine

Lynda ·
Also you do not have to show the auto-injector. Just showing the carrier or where you have taken it is fine!
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Re: Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q: Card-Sized, Voice-Activated Epinephrine Auto-Injector

kandicejo ·
I'm so excited for this new size! I've signed up to be notified when it becomes available. Since DS also carries his spacer/inhaler, having a smaller epi device will make a huge difference in the emergency pack he can wear.
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Re: Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q: Card-Sized, Voice-Activated Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Abigail's Mommy ·
This new design will be much easier for men to carry in their pockets. Many men and teens don't want to carry the current epi devices because they're too bulky to fit in their pockets. I hope this new design will increase compliance and save lives. It will also be easier to fit in cute little evening bags, so high school girls will be likely to carry their epis to dances (like prom and homecoming). When I go to military balls, it's hard to find evening bags that can accommodate my epis.
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Re: Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q: Card-Sized, Voice-Activated Epinephrine Auto-Injector

mj ·
The size of this device will actually create more issues than solve. Its small size will resemble many other small devices or items one may carry in a purse or pocket. (smart phones etc.) When it is a panic situation and you are digging through a purse or pocket for this gadget it will only make the situation worse. Also, it takes a total of 34 seconds to go throught the process of using this gadget. This includes listening to all the prompts. Way to long in my opionion. People dont have...
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Re: Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q: Card-Sized, Voice-Activated Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Starkled ·
to KFA mj!! You've brought up some intriguing points! It will be interesting to see how Sanofi will address these issues by the time it becomes available. I have heard that they will be taking their time to do large scale education and marketing before they release the product. I don't think the size will be an issue for me personally, as I have a dedicated bag and compartment in my purse for emergency meds, but I can see how it might be a problem for a few folks. I know that my DH will be...
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Re: Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q: Card-Sized, Voice-Activated Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Rachel99 ·
Interesting points. In terms of locating the device, I would imagine most people would keep them in their med/Epi bags--at least that's what I do with our Epi-Pens--I keep them in a case within my bag so I can access them fast if necessary (and labeled in case someone else has to fish them out). My husband keeps his set in a case in his briefcase. If we get the Auvi-Q, I would just put them in there, and maybe get smaller cases. Is it only able to be used with the audio prompts? I thought...
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New Survey Reveals Deficiencies in Care for Patients with Severe Allergic Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Knowledge gaps especially apparent for primary care and emergency physicians, often on front line in treatment for anaphylaxis   January 14, 2015, WASHINGTON, DC – (PRNewswire/USNewswire) A novel study by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation...
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New York Governor Signs Elijah’s Law to Prevent Severe Food Allergy Reactions in Child Day Care Programs

KFA News Team ·
On Sept. 12, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Elijah's Law (S.218B/A.6971B). Under this law, New York child day care programs have to follow guidelines for preventing and responding to severe food allergy reactions.
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Free Online Course: Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies, Chapter 2 – Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
RSVP: Enroll now! WHEN : Monday, July 24, 2017, 4:30-5 pm ET / 1:30-2 pm PT or Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 1-1:30 pm ET / 10-10:30 am PT WHERE : Your computer, iOS or Android device If your child, or a child you care for, was recently diagnosed with a food allergy , you may feel confused and overwhelmed. We have prepared a series of short online classes to help you know what to do next. This program is for parents, grandparents and caregivers. Join us for Chapter 2 of our Managing Your Child’s...
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Free Webinar: Food Allergy Myths and Facts

Kids With Food Allergies ·
RSVP:    Reserve your seat by registering WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 2015 TIME: 1 PM – 2 PM Eastern time WHERE: Your computer, iOS or Android device   Are you sometimes confused by the food allergy information you receive?...
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From Confusion to Confidence: Taking Control of Your Child’s Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
 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...
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Why the Weatherford, Texas, School Board’s Anaphylaxis Policy Is a Bad Idea

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School is a common place for children to experience anaphylaxis – a serious allergic reaction. But the Weatherford Independent School District in Texas recently took a step backward. They created a policy that guides staff to give Benadryl® for severe allergic reactions, instead of unassigned stock epinephrine. But this goes against medical evidence.
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Windgap Medical Announces Partnership With ALK-Abelló for Its Epinephrine Auto-Injector

KFA News Team ·
Windgap Medical, Inc. announced today that it has a strategic partnership with ALK-Abelló, A/S ("ALK") to commercialize the company's epinephrine autoinjector (EAI) for the treatment of anaphylactic shock.
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Report: 150% Rise in ER Visits for Severe Allergic Reactions Among Children

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) released a report called Childhood Allergies in America. The study showed that allergy rates among children increased from 2010 to 2016. The study looked at about 9.6 million U.S. with health insurance, ages 18 and younger. It found that 18 percent of these children have allergies. They looked at anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction), dermatitis (inflamed skin or skin rash) and rhinitis (runny, stuffy nose).
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AAFA Supports New Bill to Improve Safety for Airline Passengers with Severe Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  Families at risk for severe allergic reactions often find flying incredibly stressful.   There is no one national policy for airlines. Each company can set its own rules. And, families may be told one thing when they book a flight, and...
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Re: Free Webinar: A Look at the Landmark Study Anaphylaxis in America with Dr. Robert Wood

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Video and Resources from the webinar: http://community.kidswithfooda...-video-and-resources
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Re: 5 Tips to Avoid Food Allergy Reactions During the Holidays

KMorley ·
I just want to confirm (being a parent with a child with an egg allergy) that i'm not missing something and that this contains egg? it should be safe for my son, correct?
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Re: 5 Tips to Avoid Food Allergy Reactions During the Holidays

Katie D ·
All of the Enjoy Life Foods products are egg-free and their mixes require no use of eggs! Here is a link to more information on their products and what ingredients they are free from.
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Re: Epinephrine Nasal Spray Gets Fast Track Status From FDA as a Possible Treatment for Life-Threatening Food Allergy Reactions

Momofthree ·
This would be amazing! Will be interesting to see the cost comparison to the auto injector.
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Re: Epinephrine Nasal Spray Gets Fast Track Status From FDA as a Possible Treatment for Life-Threatening Food Allergy Reactions

goodsammy ·
This will eliminate the necessity of training to administer epinephrene. Even after getting trained, a lot of people are hesitant to give the injection and things get delayed. If this spray gets approved, it has the potential to save a lot of lives.
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