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Re: AAFA Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Click the file link above to download this free guide. PDF reader required.
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Re: Anaphylaxis in America: A Look at the Landmark Study for Parents and Patients

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dr. Wood reviewed the key findings of the groundbreaking study, which provides the most current assessment of prevalence of anaphylaxis, as well as insights about how patients and the public think, feel and behave regarding this deadly condition. We thank Dr. Wood for joining us and sharing his expertise. RESOURCES Anaphylaxis in America: A Groundbreaking Study from AAFA AAFA provides a link to the full text of the study (published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology); as well...
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Re: Epinephrine in Schools: Free Webinar from KFA and AAFA

cheymom ·
Stocking Epinephrine in Schools: What You Need to Know (Video & Resources) Watch the video here: http://community.kidswithfooda...sthash.o7K9Y1jp.dpuf
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Re: Sample Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Click the title link above to download this PDF.
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Re: Six-Year-Old's Heart Stops After Eating Macadamia Nut Cookie, Life Saved by First Responders

Kids With Food Allergies ·
KFA ADMIN: There is one statement in the article that is incorrect that we would like to clarify. In the U.S., food manufacturers are not required to state if food was processed in the same facility as peanuts (or any other major food allergen). FDA regulated foods are required to list top 8 allergens in the ingredients list if the food contains one of those allergens (peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish).
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Re: Six-Year-Old's Heart Stops After Eating Macadamia Nut Cookie, Life Saved by First Responders

Juneau ·
Thank you for clarifying this. It is very important to understand labeling when dealing with severe food allergies.
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Re: Marcello

CarmInCali ·
Marcello had had many severe allergies from birth. He has gone into Anaphylaxis shock twice in his life. Marcello is allergic to casein, all dairy, eggs, fish, seafood, grasses. some trees, some plants. He also has asthma do to his allergies.
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Re: Marcello

Kathy P ·
Welcome to KFA! Let us know how we can help.
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Re: Marcello

EAH123 ·
Super cool!
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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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Re: New Survey Reveals Deficiencies in Care for Patients with Severe Allergic Reactions

ColoradoCarol ·
Yes! That is the one I was looking for. Thank you so much!
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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: Where in the World is My Epinephrine?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The next winner will be selected on April 10th, so share your photos anytime between now and April 10th for a chance to win the $400 in Certified products.
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Re: Where in the World is My Epinephrine?

jodiandaj ·
The rules link for this contest is not working. I entered a photo on facebook, hopefully I followed the rules
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Re: Where in the World is My Epinephrine?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Jodi, Thank you so much for letting us know about the link! We will get it updated. Thanks for participating in this campaign!
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Re: Where in the World is My Epinephrine?

Kathy P ·
Our next winner will be selected on March 9th, so share your photo now!
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Teach Children to be Careful, Not Fearful (Tree Nuts and Acorns)

KFA News Team ·
Anaphylaxis Canada has responded to an ABC News report of a mother requesting oak trees be removed from school property due to tree nut allergy. Food allergies in Canada: teach children to be careful, not fearfulLaurie Harada, executive director...
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Easy Ways to Raise Awareness About Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Help us raise awareness about food allergies May 10-16, Food Allergy Awareness Week . Around 26 million American adults and 5.6 million children have food allergies. Anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction , causes 30,000 emergency department visits each year. With the right education and treatment, we can help people manage food allergies to reduce medical emergencies. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the MedicAlert Foundation have teamed up this year to help people...
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Epinephrine Nasal Spray Gets Fast Track Status From FDA as a Possible Treatment for Life-Threatening Food Allergy Reactions

KFA News Team ·
INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSY), a leader in the development, manufacture and commercialization of pharmaceutical cannabinoids and spray technology, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to the company’s epinephrine nasal spray as an investigational treatment for anaphylaxis, an acute, life-threatening allergic reaction requiring urgent treatment.
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Everything You Need to Know About Epinephrine (Video & Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on February 26, 2014 featuring two of our medical advisors, Michael Pistiner, MD, and Angela Nace, PharmD. They...
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FDA Approves First Generic Competitor of EpiPen Epinephrine Auto-Injector

KFA News Team ·
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) auto-injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including those that are life-threatening (anaphylaxis), in adults and pediatric patients who weigh more than 33 pounds. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA gained approval to market its generic epinephrine auto-injector in 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths.
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FDA Approves Lower Dose of Symjepi Epinephrine for Severe Allergic Reactions

KFA News Team ·
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ADMP) (“Adamis”) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has approved Adamis’ lower dose version (0.15mg) of Symjepi ™ for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (Type I) including anaphylaxis.
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First Epinephrine Auto-Injector for Infants and Small Children Will Be Available in 2018

Kids With Food Allergies ·
kaléo today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg, the first and only epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) specifically designed for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in infants and small children weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds (7.5 to 15 kilograms) who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic reactions.
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Anaphylaxis in America Research Study Review with Dr. Robert Wood (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on November 18, 2013 featuring guest speaker Robert A. Wood, MD, chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins. Dr....
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Anaphylaxis: Severe Allergic Reactions (Handout)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This free two-page handout is filled with essential information about anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. Symptoms of Anaphylaxis Being Prepared for Anaphylaxis Common Causes of Anaphylaxis Knowing How to Treat...
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New Anaphylaxis Wallet Card from AAAAI (English and Spanish)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Download the newly updated Anaphylaxis Wallet Card from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The file contains both English and Spanish versions.Link to ...
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Antihistamines Will Not Stop Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. You cannot rely on antihistamines like Benadryl to treat anaphylaxis. The first line of treatment for severe allergic reaction is epinephrine. Epinephrine is safe and comes in an easy-to-use device called an...
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As Schools Boost Access to EpiPens, Do Teachers Know How to Use Them?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Link to video Dr. Dave Stukus, a pediatric allergist at Nationwide Children's Children's Hospital, and a medical advisor for Kids With Food Allergies, is featured in this video and article supporting increased access to epinephrine in schools....
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Ask the Allergist and Pharmacist about Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR:   Everything You Wanted To Know About Epinephrine And More RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Wednesday, February 26, 2014 TIME:  7:00 pm Eastern time WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device...
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Asthma and Food Allergy Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a free educational webinar on October 17, 2013 featuring guest speaker David Stukus, Director of the Specialty Asthma Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and a member of KFA's Medical Advisory Team. Dr. Stukus...
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Australia Tennis Match Interrupted by Anaphylaxis

KFA News Team ·
Tennis fans interrupted the Australian Open to save a woman from a severe allergic reaction. Someone in the crowd tossed epinephrine – the first treatment used for anaphylaxis, or a severe allergic reaction – from an upper deck to rush it to her aid. In the U.S., laws to allow access to stock epinephrine in public places, like sports stadiums, are beginning to take shape. New Jersey passed such a law earlier this month. Is your state considering a similar law? Check and take...
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Football Legend Jerome Bettis & Cookbook Guru Robin Miller Kick-off Auvi-Q™ Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Football Legend Jerome Bettis& Cookbook Guru Robin MillerKick-off Auvi-Q Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign - Bettis and Miller, Both at Risk for Anaphylaxis, Join Forces with Sanofi US to Introduce Auvi-Q (Epinephrine Injection, USP ) and Serve Up Allergy-Friendly Tips for Big Game Parties - Bridgewater, NJ January 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Jerome Bettis and Robin Miller are teaming up with Sanofi US to raise awareness of life-threatening...
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Auvi-Q Recall Update: What You Can Do Now

KFA News Team ·
 All Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector devices were recalled  on October 28, 2015.   The reason for the recall of ALL Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors is "potentially inaccurate dosage delivery." This means that some of the devices may...
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Blindsided by a Severe Food Allergy Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Fifteen years ago, Rene was in shock as she carried Ian’s limp, purple body into the emergency room. He was unresponsive and barely breathing.* She knew he was having an allergic reaction to something he ate at his first birthday party earlier that evening. But she didn’t fully understand that Ian was experiencing anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction.
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Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

KFA News Team ·
New research suggests that giving antihistamine medicine to a child experiencing anaphylaxis--a sudden and severe allergic reaction that can quickly be fatal--usually does more harm than good by delaying emergency treatment.
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Children with Food Allergies: What Parents Need to Know

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Children with Food Allergies: What Parents Need to Know   This free two-page handout is filled with essential information for parenting a food allergic child.Understanding the Basics of Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis (Severe...
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College Student with Food Allergies Shares How to Never Forget Your Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Meet Austin, our first college student winner in our  #‎WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine   year-long campaign. The Minnesota teen is allergic to peanuts, cashews and bananas. Austin and his family win their choice of $400 worth...
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Georgia Training Its Teachers How to Treat Severe Allergic Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Georgia is one of seven states that allows schools to stock undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in allergic emergencies (anaphylaxis). During a severe allergic reaction, seconds count.  Georgia schools are now training...
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Half of Kids Who Needed Epinephrine Didn’t Get It Before Trip to the Emergency Room

Kids With Food Allergies ·
[PRESS RELEASE] Study shows parents, guardians and emergency responders failed to give epinephrine at home. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (July 12, 2017 – 12:01 am ET) – Anyone suffering a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) should receive epinephrine as quickly as possible. A new study showed that even kids who were prescribed an epinephrine auto injector didn’t receive the life-saving medication when they needed it. The study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology , the scientific...
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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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How a Free Sample Resulted in a Severe Allergic Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Christen’s story is one that every parent of a child with severe food allergies can relate to. One day everything was fine. The next day, Christen entered the grocery store with her young daughter, Alanna. The store was giving out free samples. Alanna had no known allergies. Christen allowed her daughter to have a sample.
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How NFL's Adrian Peterson Copes With Severe Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Last year during training camp, Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson had an allergic reaction after eating his favorite seafood gumbo. Recently he shared with U.S. News how he copes with his new food allergy, how he prepares for anaphylaxis,...
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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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2013 Food Allergy Webinar Series Highlights

Kids With Food Allergies ·
OUR EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES TEACHES PRACTICAL FOOD ALLERGY MANAGEMENT The mission of Kids With Food Allergies is to improve the day-to-day lives of families raising children with food allergies and empower them to create a safe and healthy future...
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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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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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AAFA and KFA Talk About Preventing Food Allergies With Pediatricians

KFA News Team ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) recently exhibited at the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) conference. We learned the latest news in pediatrics and food allergies. We also spoke with doctors about the food allergy and asthma programs and services we offer. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
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AAFA Supports New Bill to Improve Safety for Airline Passengers with Severe Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  Families at risk for severe allergic reactions often find flying incredibly stressful.   There is no one national policy for airlines. Each company can set its own rules. And, families may be told one thing when they book a flight, and...
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Food Allergies and Risk Factors for Anaphylaxis (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies hosted a webinar on May 31, 2017, about Food Allergies and Risk Factors for Anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). Watch on YouTube Our guest speaker was Margaret Redmond, M.D., Pediatric Allergist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She has been practicing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital since September 2016. She has an academic interest in anaphylaxis and food allergy in the summer camp and pre-hospital settings. Here is what the webinar discussed:...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Food Allergy Symptoms Can Be Life-Threatening

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What is a food allergy? A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts by causing symptoms. This is an allergic reaction. Foods that cause allergic reactions are allergens.
 
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