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FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (Omalizumab) for Food Allergies

KFA News Team ·
Genentech announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair® (omalizumab) for the prevention of severe allergic reactions following accidental exposure to one or more foods in people with allergies. Breakthrough Therapy Designation is designed to expedite the development and review of medicines intended to treat serious or life-threatening diseases, and to help ensure people have access to them through FDA approval.
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Ready-to-Spread Frosting from Cherrybrook Kitchen

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dairy-free, Nut-free, Gluten-free Chocolate or Vanilla Frosting From Cherrybrook Kitchen:"All ready-to-spread frostings are prepared in a peanut-free and tree-nut free facility. The frostings are prepared on dedicated equipment that does not...
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Will Oral Food Challenges or Accidental Ingestions Make Your Child's Food Allergy Worse?

KFA News Team ·
If your child accidentally eats the food they avoid, will their food allergy last longer? What about purposely eating the food during an in-office food challenge? Have you avoided in-office food challenges because you’re afraid a reaction will make the allergy worse? A recently published study can put your mind at ease. What the study was about Researchers followed a group of 512 infants allergic to milk and egg . These babies also had a strong likelihood for peanut allergy. The researchers...
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Re: Will Oral Food Challenges or Accidental Ingestions Make Your Child's Food Allergy Worse?

Paula Tarpley (Lucy) ·
No, I can't insurance because this is the insurance through my husbands work. There is no way I'm going to be able to do a food challenge at home. I'm way too frightened of what could happen but what else is one to do when you know that at some point you have to know?! Talked with doctor today (left message) and asked if there is a way around it. They wouldn't even pay for the skin or blood allergy test. It's crazy! Our insurance is amazing and we've had 14 years. Never had to use the...
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Re: Experts Consider Changes to Infant Feeding Guidelines to Prevent Food Allergies

T Meach ·
High-risk infants begin eating peanut-containing food as early as 4-6 months. Infants are considered at risk if they have severe eczema, egg allergy or both. A qualified healthcare provider should perform testing first to see if an allergy already exists. I agree wholeheartedly re: the allergy testing. We had to wait until our child was 1 years old and found out through reactions when we tried our child on new foods. As a new parent, it was a terrifying experience to go through without the...
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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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Your Food Allergy Checklist for January

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Are you making a to-do list for the new year? Add some of these tasks to your to-do list to help you as your manage your child’s food allergies.
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KFA Blog Named One of Best Allergy Blogs of 2018

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We are proud to announce that the Kids With Food Allergies’ blog has once again been named one of the best allergy blogs of 2018 by Healthline! Healthline is a health site with information on many different health topics. Every year since 2012, our blog has received this honor.
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Feeding Allergenic Foods to Babies and Pregnant or Nursing Moms

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Eat It or Avoid It? by Todd D. Green, MD, FAAAAI   Once you have a child who has severe food allergies and have experienced how hard it can be to keep that child safe, you naturally want to do anything you can to keep your next child (or...
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Re: Non-Food Rewards for Children (New Handout)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Lynda ·
Hi Jake's mom, I've been through a couple of office-based food challenges. And I know what you mean about being hesitant. I took a while before I had the courage to schedule them. Besides what Jen already explained, one additional point is that they start very slowly. They may just touch the food to the lips, for instance. Then wait 15-20 and see what happens. The incrementally go up from there, waiting between doses to see if any reaction occurs. Your allergist may be able to give you some...
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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

SarahElizabeth ·
They gave me one of these tests to check if had a carrot allergy, and another to test my pepper allergy. I failed both, and ended up in the ER both times because one EpiPen dose couldn't calm down the reaction. They wanted to do more oral tests to make sure my blood tests for the other allergies were accurate, but my mom won't schedule them because she thinks it's too dangerous to try them right now. Any advice on how to talk to her about this?
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Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Demystifying Oral Food Challenges by Nancy Polmear-Swendris, MS Ed, RN Perhaps your child has had a known food allergy for some time, and now there's reason to believe that the allergy may have been outgrown. Maybe you're in the initial diagnosis...
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Routine Food Allergy Testing

HealthyMama ·
Thanks for this info, but this is frustrating. My allergist wants to re-test (skin test) my daughter at 10 months before we begin introducing the top 8. Isn't it better to test rather than potentially have an at-home reaction to something that might have shown up on the skin test?
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Routine Food Allergy Testing

HealthyMama ·
Thanks MonsterMom Yes, I guess the part that's missing is what will we do if she DOES test positive to a food? As you said, i suppose an office challenge is in the works. Going to definitely ask the allergist!
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5 Tips to Avoid Food Allergy Reactions During the Holidays

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Holidays are a great time to spend with friends and family. Food-focused holidays, like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Chinese New Year and other winter holiday celebrations, can create added stress for parents of children with food allergies. Try some of these ideas to take the precautions to avoid food allergy reactions during family meals and parties.
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The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
During Food Allergy Awareness Week, KFA will be sharing food allergy facts on our blog as well as on our Facebook page. Help us spread awareness and food allergy education! (Use our social media share buttons to share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,...
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22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food allergies are the rise in the United States and no one knows the reasons why. Food allergies are often misunderstood by the public and used as punchlines in jokes. But food allergies are no laughing matter.   A food allergy occurs when the...
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aboreem1969 ·
my son has milk allergy and I find it very difficult to think now about joining kindergarten. The problem is that allergy is very high -even the around smell of cheese can cause big allergy. I am living in Kuwait and awareness in schools is still low. Is there new promising ways to treat? Thanks
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Kathy P ·
Hi aboreem1969 - it is definitely scary to send them off to school. It sounds like your son reacts to airborne proteins which makes it even more challenging. There are a number of treatment options being researched. I don't know of anything new specifically geared toward milk - many are for peanut, but they have not branched out to other allergens.
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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 ·
Spunky Camy has won a gift basket from Lucy's! Congratulations!
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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: 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 ·
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 ·
"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 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 ·
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: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Heidi B ·
And no, my child may not grow out of many of her food allergies - they're most probably with her for life.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

ninderella ·
Yes, I know your hamburger buns, crackers, cereal, etc do not contain pieces of peanuts that are visible to the naked eye, so please don't roll your eyes at me when I ask if there is a label I can read or if I can speak with a restaurant manager about possible cross-contamination. That and other parents please learn to read food labels! Again, if the allergen is not visible it might still be there hence the "processed on the same equipment" or "processed in the same facility" "or may contain...
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Jen ·
Good points Ninderella. Welcome to posting. . What food allergies do you manage?
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Inès Puentes ·
A little empathy can go a long way! My child is aware of his allergies and he knows what to do and not to do. But his safety is the responsibility of the adults around him not his!
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

leetles ·
My child's food allergy reaction may scare your child when my child cannot breath, has to get a big shot, have CPR done, and has to be taken away in an ambulance.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

briheller ·
We have to read labels. It's not just a matter of whether it visible contains nuts (or has visible sesame seeds, etc.). Trace amounts from the same equipment are enough to kill.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

briheller ·
Don't be offended if you said you read the label and we ask to see it anyway. Unless you've been an allergy parent for years, you'd be surprised how confusing allergy disclosures can be. For example, for some allergens, they might be listed under pseudonyms or scientific names that you might not recognize.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

briheller ·
Sorry for the plug, but if you have sesame allergies, see this petition to the FDA: https://www.change.org/p/fda-a...ed-on-us-food-labels and more about it here: http://www.cspinet.org/new/201411181.html If you want to send your comments to the FDA directly, you can do so here: http://www.regulations.gov/#!s...FDA-2014-P-2035-0001
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Cyndi Dony-Cocci ·
All very real life, true statements we feel each day. Thank you.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

K8sMom2002 ·
Hi, Cyndi Dony-Cocci -- What food allergies does your family manage?
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Spread Awareness with Faces of Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What does a child with food allergies look like?   Well, consider this: what does your child's classroom look like? One in thirteen children has a food allergy. That's an average of two children per classroom.   Take a look at our sixth...
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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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Food Allergy Awareness: Does Exposure to Food Allergens Affect Outgrowing?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know?  Both unintentional and intentional exposures to food allergens can be life-threatening.  However, there is no evidence that unintentional or intentional exposures to food allergens alter the natural history of food...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Oral Food Challenges Diagnose Food Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know?  The experts recommend using oral food challenges under physician supervision for diagnosing food allergy.  The double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge is the “gold standard.”  However, a...
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Love a Child with Food Allergies? Honor Them for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Zofina, allergic to milk. Photo submitted by KFA member kortni for Faces of Food Allergies 2015.   Honor Your Child or Grandchild A child with food allergies must be food allergy aware every single day. During this week dedicated to raising...
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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: Spread Awareness with Faces of Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our fourth winner of Faces of Food Allergies! K won a Daiya prize package.
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Re: Spread Awareness with Faces of Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our final winners!
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Re: Spread Awareness with Faces of Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our first winner! We're randomly selecting winners every day of Food Allergy Awareness Week, so be sure to add your photo! (Instructions above.)
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