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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 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

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: Oct 17 Food Allergy in Asthmatic Children (Free Webinar)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Asthma, Food Allergy, Anaphylaxis: Symptoms, Risks, Treatment (Video and Resources) If you missed our free webinar with Dr. David Stukus, we have it archived with a list of informative resources. You can view the hour-long video at your convenience. It contains critical information for families managing both food allergies and asthma. Dr. Stukus reviewed the signs and symptoms of asthma and food allergy, the risks associated when a patient has both diseases, and how to determine if symptoms...
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Re: Wheat Allergy Alert: Tay Ho Cured Pork, Tay Ho Cured Pork Sausage, Don Cafe Cured Pork and Pate Gan Tay Ho Liverwurst Spread

KFA News Team ·
California Firm Recalls Additional Pork Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class II Recall 046-2013 Health Risk: Low Aug 29, 2013 Congressional and Public Affairs Adam Tarr (202) 720-9113 Editor's Note: This release is being reissued to expand the August 23, 2013 recall to include additional products and an additional allergen. WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013 – Westlake Foods, a Santa Ana, Calif., establishment, is recalling a total of approximately 69,123 pounds of cured pork...
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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: How to Make Your Own Allergy-Friendly Seed Butter to Replace Peanut Butter

Former Member ·
I have tried to make my own sunflower seed butter in my food processor, but even after a looong time in the processor and a fair amount of canola, I still get a "paste" so thick you can slice it! What am I doing wrong? Do I just need a better processor? We haven't retried pumpkin seeds yet - she got hives from it about a year ago when we first tried it. I'll probably wait until pumpkins start showing up in stores so I can get truly uncontaminated seeds. Thanks!
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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: Healthy, No-Cook Overnight Oatmeal in a Jar

cheymom ·
Susan C! We are glad you found us! What allergies are you managing? Is there anything we can help with? Please visit our Food & Cooking forum for assistance with this or any other recipe. http://community.kidswithfooda...rum/food_and_cooking
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Esther Mallon ·
well im just finding out that my two youngest one s has got a milk and peach allery and one of them also have asthsm too and I don't even have a pen in the house at all wht do I doi also have a food allergy to and we can afford one either and I ask my insurance they don't knw if they cover it
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Starkled ·
Welcome Esther!! Sorry to hear that you are dealing with food allergies, but we are glad that you found us! You've come to the right place for support. The majority of insurances do cover epinephrine auto-injectors, but it really depends on your insurance policy as to which ones they will cover and how much they will cover. Has your doctor called in a prescription to your pharmacy already? Once your pharmacy has a prescription on file they should be able to submit a claim and tell you what...
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Re: The Perfect Allergy-Friendly Cake and Raspberry Compote Recipe (with Video)

Melanie Carver ·
Hi Pedro, Thank you for your input. We are actively asking for our constituents' opinions about our recipe database and how we can improve what we offer for families with food allergies. Here is a link to the survey if anyone is interested in helping guide the updates we plan to make this year: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZBM2BZP Here is the link to our recipe collection: http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/recipes.html You will find more than just cake and desserts there. Thank you, --...
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Re: Gluten-Free, Milk-Free, Egg-Free Sweet Potato Bread

Will Way ·
I tried this bread and my family loved it. My older son who doesn't have any food allergies ate 2 slices with butter and wanted more. My husband didn't think it tasted like gluten free bread at all! Thanks for this recipe. I was using egg replacer before and it didn't have much flavor. I like the extra vitamins that we are getting by using sweet potato too. ��
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Re: Canadian Food Recall Warnings

Jennifer ·
could this be cross posted to the mustard allergy thread under food and cooking? I am going to link it as well so Ok if too late to cross post.
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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: Free Webinar: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies

Lynda ·
If you are wondering how to navigate the food issues at school, be sure to register for our upcoming webinar on Nutrition and Food Safety for Students. 8/20 at 7:30 p.m. The speaker (Dayle Hayes, MS, RD) School Meals That Rock is a national expert on school nutrition and food service. She will give you new insights on everything from what the laws say, what the role of the nutrition services director is, and how he/she can be a knowledgeable resource for you, to how to make creative and...
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Re: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We'd like to thank our guest speakers for volunteering their time and expertise with us. We'd also like to thank Mylan Specialty for providing an unrestricted educational grant that allows us to host these webinars; and we thank Enjoy Life Foods for providing giveaway prizes. Dayle Hayes, MS, RD is president of Nutrition for the Future and advocates for healthy kids, schools and communities. She is an award-winning author and educator. Her creativity and common-sense have made her a...
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Re: New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies

SavaayMOM ·
Thank you for creating this report and keeping track of how each of the states are working towards supporting our children who have food allergies and asthma. I have added a link to your report on the blogs I am writing on the GreenwichPatch and the NewRochellePatch. My goal is to create more connections and awareness within my community in Westchester, NY for families who live with food allergies. The links to my blogs are http://greenwich.patch.com/blo...eness-in-westchester and...
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Re: Free Webinar: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
UPDATE: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies (Video and Resources) Resources include slides from the webinar, nutritional data, how to find a dietitian, how to find allergy-friendly foods, how to manage food allergies in various school settings and much more. Thank you to Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, and Deb Indorato, RD, LDN, for sharing their time and knowledge with us to help families understand regulations for school lunch and how to replace nutrients lost when avoiding...
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Re: We are Grateful for You!

Denise McCormick ·
Dear Lynda & Kids with Food Allergies Organizatio- As a family with a 10 year old daughter with PA/TNA, you cannot know how VERY grateful WE are to YOU for all you do to keep us informed & feeling like we have SOMEWHERE to turn for support & guidance. The work you do is invaluable...cannot be measured...SOOOOOO incredibly important & SO reassuring to all who live with food allergies everyday. PLEASE keep up the good work that you do, and if there is ever ANYTHING we can do to...
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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 Perfect Allergy-Friendly Cake and Raspberry Compote Recipe (with Video)

cheymom ·
welcome to KFA! The gluten free flour blend used by Colette is mentioned in the webinar. You can use any gluten free blend that works for your allergy set. There are some recipes listed here: http://www.kidswithfoodallergi...allergy_recipes.html You can also visit our Food & Cooking forum for more assistance. http://community.kidswithfooda...rum/food_and_cooking
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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: Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

pates88 ·
Does "smaller" refer to height, weight, or both? I'm wondering how much of the size difference has to do with nutritional deficiencies vs. an overall awareness of our diets. Because we read every label, every time, we notice not only allergen-containing foods, but also artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners. Our kids eat a lot less junk food than average American kids, and we eat out a lot less too (restaurant food tends to be higher in fat and sodium than home-cooked food). That...
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Re: Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

JW ·
Thank you for this article! I've always suspected that my 8 year old son's food allergy to dairy, eggs and nuts had something to do with his small size and this article helped affirm my suspicions. I've often been told by family that I'm a "helicopter mom" when it comes to making sure he eats and eats good. I do it because I know he has to make up with foods that will give him the equivalent or if not similar nutrients from foods he's allergic to. And with his high metabolism, it doesn't...
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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 Emergency Form for Babysitters, Caregivers, Camps, and More

Lynda ·
How confident are you that those caring for your child knows their food allergy management cold? For more info, see http://www.allergyhome.org/han...ves-and-babysitters/
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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?

aost ·
Missy24, sorry to hear that your son had a severe reaction to cashew. Unfortunately you can develop allergies at any time, so in his case he was not allergic before but then became allergic. The article is referring to testing positive to a food but being able to eat it without reaction. Some docs will run a panel to whole list of foods, even if the patient has only reacted to one. This can lead to avoiding more foods than is necessary as there is a high chance of false positives with...
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Re: Celebrating Thanksgiving – Focus on the Day, Not on the Food

Robyn Pollock Peterson ·
Good Morning! I'm a Mom of 2, ages 3.5 and 18 months. In our household we have an anaphylactic dairy allergy and a corn allergy. I am the one with the anaphylaxis and I've lived WELL with this allergy all my life. I'd just like to say that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and if there is extended family and friends who will cooperate with your food allergies, you can have a safe and delicious Thanksgiving. It's about trust... and about education... and possibly about providing recipes and...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

lovebugsco ·
Dr. Stukus - Thank you for sharing this information. I agree with much of what you had to say and wanted to know if you would ever recommend the "Gold Standard" for accommodations in school? I have two children with close to 40 ER visits between them for allergic reactions. One has had RAST scores over 100 to Peanuts since infancy - he is 12. The other has RAST over 100 to Dairy and Eggs since infancy - she is 8. They both had systemic reactions to skin testing done last summer. They were...
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Re: 3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

SarahElizabeth ·
In Tarrant County, Texas, if a house has a teal-painted pumpkin on the porch, it has non-food treats for KWFA.
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

TeddyCan ·
We often mess up between food allergy and food intolerance. Food allergy usually comes on suddenly. Even a small amount of food can trigger an allergic reaction. Food allergy appens every time you eat that particular foo and can be life-threatening too. On the other hand, food intolerance generally comes on graduall and occurs when you eat a lot of that particular food. It is not life-threatening
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Mehmet ·
Can somebody be okay eating a food but not be okay touching it? My daughter (5 years old) successfully passed two oral food challenges for hazelnuts, which included eating increasing amounts of hazelnuts and also a spoon full of Nutella (this was given after she had eaten her last dose of hazelnuts). There were no symptoms or problems at all. So I (and our allergist) think it's safe to assume that she is no longer allergic to hazelnuts and we are obviously very grateful for that. However,...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Katie D ·
Welcome Mehmet! May I ask when you did two food challenges? Just curious... Does she have any other allergies? The redness and the lips "hurting" would have me think that she could possibly still be allergic to it. How much is she eating at home? As Cynthia mentioned, be sure to visit us in our Main Support Forum where others can chime in as well with their experiences.
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Lune ·
So as far as I remember I suffered with bad eczema rashes since I was little and my parents somehow managed to keep it at bay. No nuts, dairy and limited amount of citrus acidic and sugar food, I have had no issues with eczema for more than ten years and thought it went away--- I was wrong. I recently started having bad eczema flare upd around my face. Eyelids, under eyes, chins and around mouth. It's swelling, itchy and bumpy and I have no idea what is causing it. I have been eating nuts,...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

K8sMom2002 ·
Hi, Lune! Since you're having symptoms when you eat food, I agree with Jen -- a board certified food allergist is definitely someone to consult. You may also want to touch base with a dermatologist as well. Why not post this question to our Main Support Forum so you can get more feedback from other folks in a similar situation? If you're on desktop view, just follow the link above, and click on the big green POST. On mobile, click the three horizontal lines in the upper left hand corner, and...
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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: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Lara707 ·
I realize your post is from 2012 but in reading the comments trying to find a solution for my daughter's situation, I had to write in the event you were still having issues. Please google PANDAS in regards to your daughter's violent behavior after having Strep throat. There is a direct link. It has been in the news a lot recently. https://www.webmd.com/children...-scary-kids-disorder
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Re: Milk Allergy Alert: NuGO Bars

Amazon421 ·
I had an anaphalactic reaction after eating one of these bars for breakfast last year. I lost consciousness while on the phone to my mother and was taken to the ER via ambulance after she called a neighbor. I assumed it was something else I must have come into contact with (although it was the only thing I had eaten that morning). I stupidly continued to eat the bars, getting sick every time (although not as bad). I thought it must have been one of the other ingredients, since it was milk...
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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?

Melissst ·
Wow, that's great information thank you. I'm just wondering what you suggest since we fall into the category of my son being tested for allergies at a young age due to his eczema; however, he never tried any of the food before. Now we have an Epi pen for him as he was diagnosed with anaphylactic allergies. Thank you!
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

njlisa ·
My daughter is now 13 and has always had belly issues. She had skin and RAST testing done as a toddler with no indications of food allergies. At 11 her belly isues worsened and RAST testing was redone with nujmerous positive results. We did skin testing and she was found to be allergic to milk, egg yolk, and fish. She has what you term a Non-IgE mediated reaction. Oncethe foods were fully eliminated from her diet her belly issues went away, she was no longer bloated and felt much better.
 
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