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Tagged With "where in the world is my EPIPEN"

Tagged With "where in the world is my EPIPEN"

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    If it's so safe, why is it recommended that it be given in an allergist's/pediatrician's office? Also, why wouldn't the mist be safe? It sounds like good news but I think I'll still give it a few years for my son in case they change their minds again...
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    Our allergist says that they have never had an egg-allergic child react iwith ana to the flu vaccine. They give it in the office to be on the safe side (they have all the rescue meds in the unlikely event there should be a reaction). My son has had it the past three years without any issues whatsoever. My son is ana to trace amounts of egg--he has reacted to cross-contamination. He also has asthma and if he gets the flu, he is at increased risk of hospitalization or even death. We have...
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    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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    Thankyou for the recipe. My son's 5th birthday is tomorrow. I'm making an allergy free cake and needed the frosting to go with it. Yummy. I tried it and it's delicious. I added in total about a quarter cup of water when made with the cisco which made the frosting much smoother more like the stuff he's used to from a can.. we're celebrating at his school tomorrow, which is of course nut free, he and 1 other child are dairy free (well dairy light) and another is gluten free. Oi. Kids. Gotta...
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    Thank you so much for this article. I have a son who is 9 years old and has EOE. He's allergic to almost all fruits and vegetables, nuts, barley, soy, corn, potatoes, rye, etc. He does not eat any kind of meats , fish, poultry. He got so tired of rice that now he can't even see it. Now the doctors decided that he should not eat anything that has wheat, milk and eggs on it because they believe that's what is making the disease worse. What should I do? I'm seeing a dietitian and everything she...
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    Sorry, I think you misunderstood me. What I was talking about is different than shared lines at a manufacturer's facility. I am talking about when a third party repackages a product like Dum Dums for a store such as Target, CVS, etc. This is done separate from the manufacturer's facility. Even though the candy may have been free of allergens when made and packaged in a manufacturer's facility. These repackaged items, cross-contamination is introduced when the it is rebagged by a third-party.
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    Hi Colleen! We do the same thing with all the candy that DS gets on Halloween. Due to the issues with repackaging there's no way to know if the safe candy has residue on them (or whether the residue is from the various home owners that I see snacking on treats as they give out candy ), we usually just give all the candy away and we either trade it out via the "Switch Witch" or we weigh it and give DS money for it. He's happy either way! Welcome to KFA , and hoping your loved ones have a safe...
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    great article thank you.quick question. Most of the bread and cereals are fortified with folic acid. I just started to make my own bread since its hard and expensive to buy gluten free bread that has no soy and corn. Could I add folic acid to the bread I make myself?
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    Did he not like the taste of quinoa or could not digest it? I found one great quinoa cereal which I give to my son with a fruit puree (any fruit he can have) and it comes out ok. http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ...ct?ie=UTF8&psc=1 can your son have garbanzo beans? you can make bread with it. can your son have coconut milk? Good subs for milk.
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    I'm glad they finally recalled their products. My son actually had a reaction from one of their bars last year, and I had to give him the epi-pen. When I spoke with them they assured me there was no milk or traces of milk in their products. I don't think they are counting my son's reaction in their count of only one reaction reported so far. It's too bad that they did not act when I told them about our reaction so no subsequent reactions would've happened with anybody else. It is going to be...
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    Until I call to find out details this kills it for us! "This product is manufactured on shared equipment also used for dairy, soy, corn and wheat", not their fault that my son is so allergic, but I am really tired of not finding truly safe chips for my severely dairy allergic son!
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    I really wish that schools would do away with food related parties. I am not a FA parent but I do not want my child eating most of the prepared allergy friendly food because they mostly contain food coloring, additives, preservatives and GMOs that are poisonous to all kids and that are not a part of my family's diet. Allergy friendly fast food is still junk Food.
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    I'm shocked to find Chipotle on that list! My daughter (6 y/o) LOVE'S Chipotle. One day she asked me why everything has soy (that's one of her allergens) in it. We decided to google it and found that soy lecithin is utilized as an emulsifier easing the oil/water mix and extending shelf life. A few days later we went to Chipotle, because I had never thought to ask about their allergen info, I decided to ask the woman behind the bar if any of the foods had soy. She gave me a small check-list...
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    I can't believe Burger King is not on the list! My daughter (who turns 15 this summer) and is anaphylactic to milk has been eating there for 13 years, and have never had so much a a rash! FYI-she's had dozens of severe allergic reactions requiring epinephrine throughout her life.
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    All of these are based on user feedback. If you've had a bad experience, then go share that. If you've had a good experience somewhere, go share that. As for Chipotle, I know they are rolling out the change over. Our local restaurants have signs up about the rice oil change. I'm not sure the start of their printed material. I suggest calling or stopping in to ask about where that particular restaurant is in the changeover. PF Changs is very allergy aware. While it may not seem allergy...
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    Originally Posted by N Myeza: My daughter has severe allergic reaction to soy/soya bean. She ate gluten free pretzels containing soy lecithin and she didn't react although she still reacts to soy/soya containing products. I guess it has to do with conten/amount....... I am sure amount is the reason for that. I have the same problem with my child. What I do is completely stay away from anything containing or traced with soy and soy lecitihin, even comsetics! Yes, I found that my vegan shampoo...
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    Originally Posted by czschack: I can't believe Burger King is not on the list! My daughter (who turns 15 this summer) and is anaphylactic to milk has been eating there for 13 years, and have never had so much a a rash! FYI-she's had dozens of severe allergic reactions requiring epinephrine throughout her life. Funny you mention BK, my daughter is allergic to soy, peanuts (including tree nuts), eggs, and possibly sesame. The only thing she can have at BK is a salad with grilled chicken.
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    Although I feel Chipotle does make an honest effort by attempting to use allergy-friendly products, the risk of cross-contamination can be quite real if you/your child has an allergy to Milk (or, any of the other products they serve). The nature of their food prep is similar to a buffet where not only are food items kept in close contact to each other, but all of the staff handle the serving utensils at one point or another, put hands into the cheese and the then the lettuce, and so on. My...
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    Hi kally, My son has a very severe milk allergy and we eat at Chipotle 1-2 times per week. I can totally understand your apprehension. Here are some tips: One person handles your food. They will change their gloves first - sometimes you have to remind them but it's coorporate policy AFAIK. I always ask them to hold my son's tray - do not slide it on the counter. We only get rice, beans, and meat from the bar. Any salsa, lettuce or guac comes from the fridge under the bar or the back.
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    Originally Posted by Mahbahlih: Hi kally, My son has a very severe milk allergy and we eat at Chipotle 1-2 times per week. I can totally understand your apprehension. Here are some tips: One person handles your food. They will change their gloves first - sometimes you have to remind them but it's coorporate policy AFAIK. I always ask them to hold my son's tray - do not slide it on the counter. We only get rice, beans, and meat from the bar. Any salsa, lettuce or guac comes from the fridge...
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    I did finally make this! But I only made the cauliflower risotto part as a side dish with grilled sausage. Bc I didn't want to drag out my food processor, I used the large side of a box grater to grate down the cauliflower. Easy peasy! Since it was a side and I wasn't putting a sauce on it, I wanted it "wetter" like a traditional risotto. So I added a cup of homemade chicken stock and let that cook down a little. I seasoned with lemon pepper. I really liked it, but the rest of the family was...
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    @ Wendy Mains-- I think I know why your child had to use his epi pen so many times in the ER/hospital. Hospitals are FILLED with corn-derived products. I am also corn-allergic. I found out the hard way, after a lifetime (I'm in my 50s!) of migraines, joint pains, spontaneous vomiting seemingly without a cause, I ended up at the big famous institution in Minnesota. The immunologist looked at the results of a basic saliva genetic test that I had purchased and had processed. He said I should...
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    Wow Rose, thanks for sharing your story. My kids were both highly sensitive to corn and derivatives when they were little. Both outgrew it by middle school, but it was a real challenge to avoid and many just wouldn't believe where corn hid and that the highly processed stuff could possibly be an issue. Thankfully mine were not anaphylactic.
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    Dear Dr. my son has severe cow milk allergy and we live in Kuwait. Is this allergy supposed to disappear or the symptoms alleviate by age. He is now three years and half and was diagnosed as milk allergy when he was 6 months old.
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    I know this is an old post, but I wanted to share that I have bought Halloween candy and Christmas candy from Natural Candy Store. My son has severe allergies and they had a few options for him to enjoy. Definitely would recommend.
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    Thanks. I myself only have eczema, haven't tested myself for food or environmental yet. But my son is the one who suffers. He has eczema, and a severe allergy to peanuts/ tree nuts, and high allergy to wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, corn, pinto beans, tomatoes, potatoes...and a picky eater on top of all that. And highly allergic to cat/dog dander and dust mites. Very hard to find stuff he can eat, or will eat. Hoping to find some support here. ☺
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    As the mother of a son with an anaphylactic alergy to corn I can't stress the importance of carrying the epipen at all times even when food intake is not planned. He has been tested thoroughly and his only allergy is corn so we know if he has a reaction then corn was present and his reaction occurs within seconds. We walked into a small hospital for a pre op appointment and we weren't inside for more than 3 min. and he had his worst reaction ever (the 7th one that year-corn has a nasty habit...
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    I was complacent. My 14 year old daughter was complacent. Eye-rolls and annoyed posture every time I asked if she had her epi-pen. She doesn't remember her reaction when she was 2.75 years old and there have been many, many expired epi-pens since. I used to say it was the best money I ever threw away. Until this year, I got annoyed. I was certain I had sent in an epi-pen in the fall for school. The nurse sent an email to all delinquent parents of food allergic kids. "Your child's epi-pen is...
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    My son, wearing his EpiPen pouch above, carries his Epi everywhere, every time. He just turned 8 y/o and hasn't had a reaction in years... at least 5 years. His first was at almost 14 months old... Daddy gave him a Ritz Bitz PB Sandwich Cracker and he reacted... at the ER, they told us he is probably allergic to peanuts and to make that appointment with the allergist. We did and at 14 months old, he was diagnosed with an anaphylatic peanut allergy. Even though I used to be a nurse, I...
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    As a mother of a son (age 11) who has been dealing with this allergy combo. since one, I agree with this article. We also have contact and air borne to same which just adds to it all. The important thing to remember is to read, read and read and know about everything that goes into your child's mouth. Cooking things at home is major too. My dream is that they will find a cure to all food allergies and to find resturants that actually can come up with something for my child to eat besides...
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    I'm shocked, but not surprised as I know several people who don't carry the epi pens with them for their kids. I don't understand what good the epi will do if its at home and you are out. I feel as if my DDs medication bag is an extension of her. Wherever she goes, it goes. When she was first diagnosed several years back, there were 2 occasions I left it home. I turned right around to get it. To me, that is her lifeline. NOTHING is more important! I am equally as shocked with people whose...
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    I contacted Applegate because I have 3 packages of these nuggets. They called back. The recall is because regular nuggets were put into the gluten free boxes. I was relieved as I know my nuggets did not taste like a regular nugget. He offered me coupons and suggested I contacted the store that I bought my nuggets from to see if they received any shipments. Very quick reply.
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    I am new to this food allergy thing. My son also has EoE and has now been put on the six food elimination diet. i love to bake. to have purchased buckwheat flour, quinoa flour and tapioca flour. I want to make a flour blend that is also nutritious. I'd like to make his bread as well as muffins pancakes, and anything else a 2 year old might like. I'm not sure of the nutritionsl content of the king Arthur flour blend that you've recommended. I will definitely use that when making cakes etc,...
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