Tagged With "ACAAI"

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ACAAI Says Children with Asthma Do Not Need to Be Routinely Tested for Peanut Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology​ disagrees with study findings that are circulating on the news and social media regarding asthma and peanut allergy. The ACAAI says children with asthma do not need to be routinely tested for...
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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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Re: Having a Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Re: Having a Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast
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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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College Students With Food Allergies Find Big Challenges in Staying Safe

KFA News Team ·
A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found most colleges don’t have integrated systems in place to support food-allergic students.
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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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When and How to Introduce Babies to Peanuts to Reduce Peanut Allergy

KFA News Team ·
Parents may be confused with how and when to introduce peanut-containing foods to their infants. Presentations at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting will offer guidance, based on soon to be released guidelines, on how to approach this topic without going “nuts.”
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Many Pediatricians Are Not Sharing New Peanut Introduction Guidelines With Parents

KFA News Team ·
Guidelines to help parents introduce peanut-containing products to infants to prevent peanut allergies aren’t being discussed. New research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows pediatricians are not only not having the discussion, they’re not referring high-risk babies for testing prior to peanut introduction.
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Research Results for New Peanut Allergy Treatment Is Ready for FDA Review

KFA News Team ·
The final research results for a new treatment for protection against accidental exposure to peanut was presented today at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The results show it is possible for some people with peanut allergy to protect themselves from accidental ingestion by building up their tolerance to peanut over time.
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Can You Prevent Allergies by Sucking on Your Baby’s Pacifier to Clean It?

KFA News Team ·
If the thought of sucking your baby’s pacifier to clean it and then popping it in your baby’s mouth grosses you out, think again. New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting suggests a link between parental sucking on a pacifier and a lower allergic response among young children.
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Half of U.S. Children With Food Allergies Under Age 1 Are Allergic to Milk

KFA News Team ·
Although parents often focus on peanuts as the food allergy they need to worry about most, cow’s milk is the most common food allergy in children under the age of 5. New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found that over two percent of all U.S. children under the age of 5 have a milk allergy, and 53 percent of food-allergic infants under age 1 have a cow’s milk allergy.
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Will an EpiPen Auto-Injector That's Been Frozen Still Function?

KFA News Team ·
If you are one of the millions of people in the U.S. who has a severe allergy and carries an epinephrine auto injector (EAI) you may have wondered if it will still work if it gets left in your car in winter and freezes. Turns out it will still work, according to new research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting.
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How Many Strategies Do You Use to Eat Out Safely With Food Allergies?

KFA News Team ·
People with food allergies know eating at a restaurant means using multiple strategies to make sure your order doesn’t contain something that could send you to the hospital with anaphylaxis – a severe life-threatening reaction.
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Re: How Many Strategies Do You Use to Eat Out Safely With Food Allergies?

K8sMom2002 ·
Hugs, Josephine! It is sad that you don't have at least one safe spot that you can count on. Here's hoping that you can find a restaurant that will work with you to meet you in your comfort zone.
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Re: How Many Strategies Do You Use to Eat Out Safely With Food Allergies?

josephine ·
We are in that 39% that don't eat out any more. There are no restaurants around that can guarantee 100% safety against milk and egg contamination. We won't take even a 1/2% chance. Hopefully, one day that will change for us and more importantly for our son. Sending hugs your way.
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