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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to gatordoc97 whose photo was chosen as the first winner of the campaign!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congrats to this Red Sox player, whose mom had this to say about him: "My little Red Sox Player! He faces allergies with bravery and determination. Michael would rather miss out on something than cause anyone around him to have to avoid a food they love. He's selfless and caring and our Super allergy Super Star! " Michael is the winner of a prize package from Go Veggie and a KFA t-shirt! Congrats, Michael!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to preciousangel who is today's winning photo! They are the winner of a prize package from Go Veggie and a KFA t-shirt!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our unicorn Gwen, who doesn't let her food allergies hold her back from enjoying Halloween! Gwen loves playing viola in school this year, doing crafts and hanging out with friends. She is the winner of a Go Veggie prize pack and a KFA t-shirt!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Our final daily winner is Gatsby and Daisy who celebrated Halloween by eating mom's homemade, allergy-safe lollipops! Congratuations! We'll be announcing our 2 grand prize winners tomorrow!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our costume parade grand prize winners: Flying Genie and Nurse Bella! Genie is allergic to dairy, peanuts and tree nuts, but that does not stop her from flying high! Got food allergies? Nurse Bella is here to help! She has epinephrine and inhalers stocked at all times. A special thank you to GO Veggie! for sponsoring this event.
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Re: This Sunday! Join Us as We Take Strides for Safe Kids

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Fundraising Incentives Start your own fundraiser online to raise funds for Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America. Our largest event and fundraiser of the year will be held on September 8, 2013, in Plymouth Meeting, PA. We invite you to to be a virtual fundraiser if you cannot attend the event. Both in-person and virtual fundraisers can earn incentives as a token of our appreciation for raising funds to support KFA's education, support and...
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Re: This Sunday! Join Us as We Take Strides for Safe Kids

Lynda ·
Yes! The World's only food allergy musician and entertainer, Kyle Dine, will be joining us as we take Strides for Safe Kids on Sunday, September 8th! Kyle has also agreed to lead our walk around the mall! Thanks to all who've signed up to join us - an d we are so very grateful to those of you who are fundraising to support our education, support and advocacy work to keep children with food allergies safe and healthy. http://www.strides4safekids.org/
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Re: This Sunday! Join Us as We Take Strides for Safe Kids

Lynda ·
We are just about ready to see many of you tomorrow! We are very excited and look forward to seeing all of those smiling little faces of your children. Thanks also to all of you who've donated. We are overwhelmed and humbled at your generosity, and promise to put your donations to work in educating families and communities about the seriousness of food allergies and how to keep kids with food allergies safe and healthy. Lynda Mitchell http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org ...
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Re: Practical Food Allergy Management: A Quick Guide

MAM-mom ·
Great guide! I like the tips in the right corner, "Take all Food allergies seriously" and "Trace amounts of food can cause a reaction."
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Re: How to Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by Colorado Wild Fire

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thank you to Nicole Smith of Allergic Child, Katie Pritchard of Colorado Springs MOSAIC and Lisa Giuriceo of Food Allergy and Asthma Support of New Jersey for helping with this effort.
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Re: How to Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by Colorado Wild Fire

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If you have been evacuated and are in need of food allergy friendly food or epinephrine auto-injectors, please contact Katie Pritchard at (719) 235-3277 or kpritchard@csmosaic.org !
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
"Proud to be me!" Congratulations to this little man who has won the final prize, a gift package from AllerMates.com. Thank you to everyone who participated in Faces of Food Allergies this year. It was a tremendous success and we received nearly 1000 photos of the cutest, brightest, spunkiest kids, who just happen to have food allergies. We also thank this year's event sponsors: Lucy's, AllerMates, and Applegate. The month of May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, so we will...
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Re: New Dairy-Free White Cheddar Puffs and Popcorn from Earth Balance

LSK ·
Big "thumbs up" from our kid who is allergic to milk!
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Does Exposure to Food Allergens Affect Outgrowing?

Heddi ·
Thanks for providing this information. By the way, the link you've shared appears to be incorrect. I found the guideline listed above in: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States: Summary of the NIAID-sponsored Expert Panel Report (p. 9, 3.7).
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Does Exposure to Food Allergens Affect Outgrowing?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hi Heddi, thanks for posting the link to the expert panel report. That is the report published in the clinical literature ( Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology ), which is the primary resource on this topic written for the clinician. The link we posted above is the NIH publication that is based on the Expert Panel Report and is written in plain language for patients, families and caregivers. Both are accurate references for the NIH Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food ...
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Re: How to Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by the Oklahoma Tornado

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Here is a picture from Carrie Black, one of KFA's long-time members, and OKC resident, who has helped with the recovery process: "Food allergy safe food for Moore citizens with special diets. Keep them coming!" --Carrie Black
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Re: How to Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by the Oklahoma Tornado

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Peanut Free Planet is still accepting donations for the Oklahoma tornado disaster. Their first shipment has already been processed, but they will be sending another next week. Many allergy-friendly companies have also contributed. From Peanut Free Planet : "If you would like to send a food donation to the food allergy families that have been victims of the Oklahoma Tornado you can order on our site. PFP will cover the shipping of the gift DIRECTLY to the Oklahoma Food bank SPECIFICALLY SET...
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Re: How to Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by the Oklahoma Tornado

Melanie Carver ·
Here are more images from Carrie Black showing the food being donated to families with food allergies. Families in the area are starting to receive these foods. Thank you!
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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?

AGlick0927 ·
Hello! My 2.5 year old daughter has tested positive to peanuts, tree nuts, egg and dairy on a skin test (2 different times) She has had reactions to both egg and dairy, however she has never ingested any nuts. We just received the results of her first ever blood test and it confirmed egg and dairy, however it came back negative to all nuts! We will be scheduling an in office peanut challenge. My question is, since I know that false negatives are more rare than false positives, should I feel...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

K8sMom2002 ·
Hi, and welcome, @AGlick0927 ! Hugs on the reactions and the conflicting test results on peanuts. You're definitely in the right place to get support! Your questions are great, and it sounds like you still have some things you might want to discuss with your allergist. Another thing you might want to discuss with your allergist is component testing for both milk and peanuts, if you haven't already done so. Component testing can tell a doctor what particular protein in milk or peanuts a...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Lianne Godfrey ·
Hi There, I would really appreciate your guidance. My boy who is now over 3 years has had 3 reactions to eating hake. The 1st one happened when he was 6 months old and the 2 times after happened when he was just over 1 year. His symptoms occur about 2 hours after ingestion, vomiting severely for a few hours, lethargic and non-responsive until it is all out his system. The last episode he did have runny tummy the day after. On all 3 occasions we took him to emergency to be monitored. They...
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Re: New Dairy-Free White Cheddar Puffs and Popcorn from Earth Balance

SOC Allergy Mom ·
We found these yesterday at our local Whole Foods. We just tried them and give them two thumbs up. My daughter is so excited to have her own popcorn!
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

janmumx4 ·
Very concise and to the point, thanks ! I cant remember how many times I have said that test results don't indicate severity !
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Jennifer Roberge ·
Thank you for this very detailed explanation. However, I'm not sure I agree with this statement "if your child can eat a food without developing any symptoms, then they are unlikely to be allergic to that food." My son has tested negative to pretty much every allergy skin prick and blood test - only positive to hazelnuts one time and walnuts another time, both in skin prick tests. He suffered from severe eczema, head to toe, and we were looking for answers. There was no particular food that...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

livewellnutrition ·
I think it's important to differentiate between "food allergy" (IgE mediated) and "food sensitivity". Both are immune mediated reactions, but involve different mediators (chemicals). Both are reactions brought on by food and both can make you very sick, although it is the food allergy that is likely to be life threatening. Even the symptoms brought on by each can be similar. For example, abdominal pain, diarrhea,vomiting,headache,asthma,and eczema can be triggered by a food sensitivity as...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

MulanMommy ·
Jennifer: AGREED!!! DS was tested low score on WHEAT & SOY both skin test and blood test, we never took it seriously only avoided wheat by itself (wheat bread) and soy by itself (tofu, soybean..etc) but since birth he had eczema and stuffy nose throughout the year. We thought it's more related to seasonal/weather, but his skin problem and congestion issue lasted through summer-winter, hot OR cold seasons; we also thought it's environmental (dust mite) so we changed to special pillows/...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

KFA Medical Advisors ·
I'd like to thank everyone for posting such wonderful comments. I'd like to address two topics that were mentioned so far: 1. Eczema and food allergies can be a very difficult and complicated topic, which may need it's own blog post in the future. While I can't give out specific medical advice in this forum, I am happy to help elaborate a bit more. In general , the majority of children with eczema do not have an external cause of their skin condition. Eczema is a genetic, chronic, skin...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Jennifer Roberge ·
Hi MulanMommy - It's incredible what food can do to the body - good or bad. In our son's case, he now has severe reactions, borderline anaphylaxis, with dairy, soy, gluten, corn, and tree nuts. He can not even have one bite - or a trace. Still also triggers eczema. He used to be very sensitive to tomatoes, red pepper, and cantelope, but now that his eczema is under control, he can eat these things every few days, but as you said, never more than two days in a row. The same with coconut. So...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

lindsayanne0 ·
Originally Posted by Jennifer Roberge: Thank you for this very detailed explanation. However, I'm not sure I agree with this statement "if your child can eat a food without developing any symptoms, then they are unlikely to be allergic to that food." My son has tested negative to pretty much every allergy skin prick and blood test - only positive to hazelnuts one time and walnuts another time, both in skin prick tests. He suffered from severe eczema, head to toe, and we were looking for...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

DeirdreRiley ·
My daughter actually tested negative several times to some things as a baby despite reacting to them and then went on to test positive with low numbers. With egg for example her IgE was about 1.2, but she failed the in office food challenge with the initial dose of egg powder before the real food. She also tests positve with 1.92 and 1.98 to mustard and banana but just a tiny pin prick amount of her first taste of mustard her lip swelled up like a duck, and with 1/4 of a banana the same. Her...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

gale1965 ·
My daughter (now 16 years old) was diagnosed at age 2 and had two subsequent positive skin tests to peanuts and tree nuts, but has never had a reaction at all other than her first (to walnut) at about 1 yr old. So I was hoping that the peanut positive was a false positive all along. We had component testing done recently, using the Uknow peanut test through Phadia (Thermo Fisher Scientific) which we were told was more comprehensive and accurate and the results show a severe peanut allergy.
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

MamaOf6 ·
My son is extremely allergic to egg and gelatin when used in vaccines. When he was 4 years old, he had a severe reaction to his shots. Two months later, he received the flu vaccine (h1n1 as well as reg flu) and had the same reaction within 15 minutes. We saw an allergist who did a skin test proving it was the gelatin and egg. He has heart defects so we tried to do the multi-step flu shot, and he had an immediate reaction. Hives, rapid breathing and pulse, burning inside, lethargy. When he...
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

Rynda ·
My daughter is allergic to eggs and has never passed a flu vaccine skin test. This year is the first time she's ever had a flu vaccine. She developed a rash (not common with her) several hours later. While this may be a reaction to something else, I'm reluctant to have her vaccinated again unless she outgrows the allergy. Her doctor dismissed my concerns completely. We're looking for a new allergist.
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Re: New: Daiya's Dairy-Free Soy-Free Sliced Cheese, Cream Cheese, and Pizza

LSK ·
We tried out one of the new Daiya pizzas today - thumbs up from both kids!
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Re: New Dairy-Free White Cheddar Puffs and Popcorn from Earth Balance

Melanie Carver ·
Product Review: We tried the Aged White Cheddar Puffs and really liked them. They are mild in flavor and not salty. I was worried that the puffs would have the texture of Styrofoam, but they didn't. They melt in your mouth. The entire bag was gone within minutes. If you like nutritional yeast, you'll like these Puffs. Views and reviews expressed by volunteers and staff reflect their personal opinions and not necessarily the views or opinions of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation.
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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: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We will be drawing for our first winner at 5 pm Pacific and today's prize package comes from Applegate . Login and enter: http://community.kidswithfooda...lergy-awareness-2013
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Gracie , who has won the Applegate prize package above!
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Jacob, winner of a gift basket from Lucy's ! Our next prize is a package from Allermates.com that includes: Blue "I have allergies" lunch bag Blue "I have allergies" snack bag Multi-allergy wristband kit with 6 charms (shellfish,nut, peanut, dairy, egg, and wheat/gluten) I Have Allergies wristband Black/grey epi case If you haven't already added a photo, now's the time! Upload now: https://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/addClips
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Sam , winner of the blue Allermates.com package above! Tomorrow we will be giving away more prizes from Applegate and Dr. Lucy's.
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Miss Kaea , winner of a gift package from Applegate!
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
"Food allergies don't stop me from having fun at the lake!" #FAAW Congrats to our latest winner in Faces of Food Allergies. This young dude has won the Lucy's gift basket. If you haven't added a picture yet to our Food Allergy Awareness Week contest, don't worry, there is still time as we will be giving away two prizes daily. If you have already entered, your name will still be included in future drawings: http://community.kidswithfooda...lergy-awareness-2013 (Login via computer or iOS app...
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Ava ! Ava is six years old. She loves animals, gymnastics, reading, and anything to do with Fairies. She also has a peanut allergy. She's won the pink/purple gift pack from Allermates!
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Luke (allergic to eggs), who has been drawn as a winner of a package from Applegate!
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Spunky Camy has won a gift basket from Lucy's! Congratulations!
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Re: New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Spice Coatings from Namaste Foods

SMA0701 ·
Can't wait to try this product out!
 
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