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Re: Dustless Chalk May Cause Health Woes in Milk-Allergic Kids

josephine ·
This is so true. When Christian was a few years old he went into an attack at the doctor's office. Yep, I said the doctor's office. She had a chalk and board that the kids could use while waiting for her in the room. I was so relieved when he went to school that they now use the dry erase boards and smart boards. I use to go crazy with my milk allergies when I went to school. No one ever linked the chalk to milk allergies. We have come a long way. Oh, by the way, our doctor no longer has the...
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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?

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: birthday cake 2012 - Peanut and tree nut free

yumyummeow ·
Thank you! This one practically gave me a heart attack to transport. LOL!
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Egg, Milk, Wheat, and Fish (Anchovy) Allergy Alerts - Fresh Express in Limited Quantity of 9 oz. Hearts of Romaine Salad

KFA Food Alerts ·
Fresh Express Announces Precautionary Recall of a Limited Quantity of 9 oz. Hearts of Romaine Salad Due to Possible Allergen Exposure For Immediate Release December 21, 2016 Contact Consumers Fresh Express Consumer Response Center 800-242-5472 Announcement Orlando, FL - Fresh Express Incorporated is voluntarily conducting a precautionary recall of 100 cases of 9 oz. Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine Salad, distributed in Maryland with Product Codes of H34711A or H34711B and Use-By Date of...
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FDA Approves New Flu Treatment

KFA News Team ·
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza (flu) in patients 12 years of age and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours.
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Allergy Groups Ask Sony to Issue Warning About Peter Rabbit on Streaming and DVD

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Earlier this year, Sony Pictures Entertainment released the movie "Peter Rabbit." In the movie, a character with a food allergy is intentionally targeted. Other characters attack him with the food he is allergic to which causes anaphylaxis.
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San Jose Dad Lobbies to Require Schools to Stock Allergy-Attack Medication

Kids With Food Allergies ·
San Jose Dad Lobbies to Require Schools to Stock EpinephrineMany thanks to San Jose, CA dad Brian Hom for lobbying for passage of a law to require public schools to keep on hand and administer injectable epinephrine medication to any student suffering...
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How to Ensure No Schoolchild Dies from Allergy Attack

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Holiday treats, birthday parties, lunchtime and snack time can pose risks for students across the nation. Dr. Ruchi Gupta wrote an opinion piece for CNN on why Congress should pass the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act: How to...
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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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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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Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma in 2014

Kids With Food Allergies ·
CITIES THAT TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY New list of 100 most challenging places to live with asthma highlights the burden nationwide, and it's not just about air quality WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PR Newswire/ -- World Asthma Day comes in May when everyone...
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Patients with Allergic Rhinitis May Have Lower Risk for Heart Attacks

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Patients with Allergic Rhinitis May Have Lower Risk for Heart Attacks SAN DIEGO, CA – Research looking into the relationship between heart disease and allergic rhinitis has uncovered a potential correlation. A study presented at the...
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Peanut Allergy Alert - Fannie May Heart Shaped Box of Chocolates

Lynda ·
Fannie May Issues A Voluntary Recall Of Its 4.0 Oz. Heart-shaped Box Of Assorted Chocolates Due To Undeclared Peanuts Contact: Consumer: 1-330-494-0833 Ext. 193   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 19, 2014 - Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. (...
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Peanut Allergy Alert - Palmer Sea Salt Carmel Hearts

KFA Food Alerts ·
Palmer Candy Company Announces Voluntary Recall of Sea Salt Caramel Hearts For Immediate Release January 17, 2018 Contact Consumers 712-258-5543 Announcement The issue was discovered by Palmer Candy Team Members. During the packing process a peanut was observed stuck to the outside of the Sea Salt Caramel Heart. To date no complaints of illness or injury have been reported to Palmer Candy. Recalled products include the following: UPC # Affected Items Purchased by Consumers Best By...
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Portable Antihistamine That Fits in Your Bag

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Antihistamine may be part of the emergency care plan your doctor has written for your child. This liquid medicine is sold under the brand name Benadryl® or under the generic name diphenhydramine. But many parents find it difficult to carry out of...
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Latest Mobile Tech Devices Look to Improve Food Allergy, Asthma Safety

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Perhaps you already use your smartphone for grocery lists and calendar alerts for doctor appointments and meetings. Maybe you already use a wearable fitness tracker, like a FitBit, to help you stay in shape. What if your phone also told you and your...
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Letter to the Makers of the Peter Rabbit Movie: Jokes About Food Allergies Can Put People in Danger

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The new movie, Peter Rabbit, has a scene that may be disturbing to young viewers who have a food allergy. We're asking Hollywood to stop using food allergies as a punchline.
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Milk Allergy Alert - Bee International in “Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils”

KFA Food Alerts ·
Bee International issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in “Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils” For Immediate Release February 20, 2017 Contact Consumers 1-800-421-6465 Media Chuck Block 619-710-1800 Announcement Bee International, Inc. of Chula Vista, CA is recalling its 1.7oz. Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils because they may contain undeclared milk protein. People who have allergies to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they...
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Generic Montelukast and Singulair Will Now Carry Stronger Warning Label About Possible Side Effects

KFA News Team ·
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it is requiring a boxed warning – the agency’s most prominent warning – for montelukast (sold under the brand name Singulair and in generic form) to strengthen an existing warning about the risk of neuropsychiatric events associated with the drug, which is used to treat asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever).
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New Food Find: Follow Your Heart Creates Cheese Free of Dairy, Soy and Peas

KFA Food Bloggers ·
  Up until now, people allergic to dairy and two legumes – soy and peas – have been out of luck when it comes to non-dairy cheese alternatives, as current products have either one of the two beans in them. Follow Your Heart has come...
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Which Common Cold Viruses Trigger Inner-City Children’s Asthma Flares?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Researchers identify common cold species present during asthmatic exacerbations, a first step towards improving asthma outcomes   (Press Release)   Houston, TX – Researchers are hoping to learn more about the rhinovirus (RV) by...
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Springtime Allergy Season Is Underway – Tips on How to Cope

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Ah, spring – the return of crocuses, baseball, and, for some, itchy, watery eyes, congestion and other allergy symptoms. For some people, symptoms may be mild. For others, it may be severe enough to limit activities, interfere with sleep, or...
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Re: Tiki Gods are Smiling cake free of eggs, peanuts and tree nuts

Kathy P ·
Cool tiki cake! Love the shark attack!
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Re: Meet Camren,food allergies can't slow him down!!

Carter86 ·
Carmen will be 3 in dec.we got him tested at 11 months old(though we were told there is no way he would test positive) well 4 food allergies and a + for cat and dog allergies later,he was.....then 1 month later,at 12 months he had a severe asthma attack due to bronchiolitis,and was intubated for 5 days.hes such a fighter,he's my hero�� But we have been at a loss with foods to give him.its been so hard,he has terrible reactions if he comes in contact with an allergen...this website is truly a...
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Re: New Food Find: Follow Your Heart Creates Cheese Free of Dairy, Soy and Peas

Monster Mom ·
So I'm looking at this and thinking it may be something to trial a little with my son this summer. We know potato and coconut are doable. Would the extracts have a lot of proteins in them? And food starch is usually a corn source, right? OMG I just realized he may be able to try this! Also heard it may be right at our S&S
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Re: New Food Find: Follow Your Heart Creates Cheese Free of Dairy, Soy and Peas

Kathy P ·
Not sure what the modified food starch is - could be corn or tapioca. Definitely not wheat or they'd have to declare that.
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Re: New Food Find: Follow Your Heart Creates Cheese Free of Dairy, Soy and Peas

LSK ·
We tried their new "garden herb" - big thumbs up from our kids!
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Re: Perseverance

K8sMom2002 ·
I love it! Looks like he's ready to attack food allergies! We have several members here who have to manage mustard, seeds and/or legumes ... don't be shy about posting your questions!
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Re: Supermom

SuperMom803 ·
Training programs offered throughout the community, schools(teachers, children, custodians, visitor's), but not limited to daycares, after school programs, nanny's, etc to educate and spread the awareness not only for peanut allergies but all sorts of food allergies children can be exposed to. Learning what signs to look for and how to treat a child having an anaphylaxis attack will help save lives.
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ACT for Food Allergy: AAFA and MedicAlert Join Forces for National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Kids With Food Allergies ·
More than 32 million people in the United States have food allergies. About 5.6 million are children. And children with food allergies are two to four times more likely to have asthma or other allergic diseases. COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) has impacted our food supply, making it harder for people with food allergies to buy safe food. To kick off National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month , the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the MedicAlert Foundation have partnered to...
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AAFA Marks Day of Remembrance for Lives Lost to Asthma and Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On this final Friday of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month , the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), our food allergy division, are holding a Remembrance Day in honor of family members and loved ones who’ve died from asthma or allergies. On average, more than 3,500 Americans die from asthma each year. 1 An estimated 200 also die each year because of severe allergic reactions, called anaphylaxis [anna-fih-LACK-sis]. 2 These death rates...
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When Is a Child Ready for Self-Care of Anaphylaxis?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If you have a child with food allergies, how do you decide when they are ready to carry epinephrine and/or self-treat anaphylaxis?
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Re: Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Ideas: A Week of Peanut Butter and Jelly Alternatives

Monster Mom ·
DS has ana dairy and a few others, plus a few other allergic conditions that complicate reactions- I hear you on the "nut" focus, when a split cup of milk, or smear of ice cream, or infants with milk bottles would give me a heart attack. I get that feeling from dealing with allergies in general- that everyone is so in tune with nuts. I hope you'll stick around for the forum support- it's unbeatable- and many of us have a top 8 plus more to avoid- in ourselves as well as children.
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