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Kids With Food Allergies Announces Disaster Support for Families and Communities

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Kids With Food Allergies Announces Disaster Support for Families and CommunitiesVolunteer Emergency Readiness Committee to Serve People with Asthma and Food Allergies Who are at Higher Risk when Disasters Strike    "Disasters often make...
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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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Penny Wright ·
We are guilty of doing just this when my then 10 mo old granddaughter was given sunflower butter for the first time. We didn’t immediately recognize that she was going into anaphylactic stage, so we gave her benedryl. Then she started coughing, vomiting and diarrhea, then we called 911 and administered the Epipen. Ambulance came and they ended up giving her two more, then once at the hospital, she received yet another two, along with steroids. She was kept overnight. The second time she...
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Study Shows Emergency Department Visits for Anaphylaxis Have Increased Since 2008

KFA News Team ·
From 2008 to 2016, the overall incidence of emergency department visits for anaphylaxis saw a 2.3-fold increase, with the greatest increase occurring in children under five years of age, according to a recently published article in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice (JACI: In Practice), an official journal of the AAAAI.
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New Allergy and Anaphylaxis Action Plan

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirmed epinephrine as the first choice to treat severe allergic reactions. And to make certain parents, caregivers and others are ready to treat anaphylaxis, the AAP released its own version of a food allergy action plan . 1 Download PDF The recommendations were released in the February 13 edition of the journal Pediatrics . 2 The report stresses that it is better to use epinephrine early, even if parents are not 100% sure that the symptoms are...
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Food Allergy Emergency Form for Babysitters, Caregivers, Camps, and More

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food Allergy Babysitter and Drop-Off Child Care Form Free! Download, print and use this form created for you by a collaborative effort of Kids With Food Allergies and AllergyHome.org, written by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, edited by John Lee,...
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LSK ·
Thanks! We love this resource!
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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: Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

Momofthree ·
Thank you for sharing your experience Penny!
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Re: Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

Brandonsmama ·
My son has been prescribed to take antihistamines on a daily basis because he has ideopathic anaphylaxis. I give him Zyrtec and Allegra daily, and from what I have read, this is the protocol for a person who has ideopathic anaphylaxis. I was guilty of doing the same thing before we actually knew he was having anaphylactic reactions though. What has complicated things for us, is that I share 50/50 custody of my son with my ex-husband, who was not on board with giving our son these daily...
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Preparing for Natural Disasters When Your Family Has Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
You have daily food allergy management down pat.   Two epinephrine auto-injectors go everywhere. The allergist is on speed dial. You know the best local stores and restaurants for safe foods. You've trained babysitters and the staff at school....
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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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Study Shows How ERs Can Improve Care For Children With Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Children going to an emergency room for severe allergic reactions received more comprehensive treatment when staff followed formal care guidelines, according to a new study.     Specifically, they were more likely to receive epinephrine for...
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One Child Teaches His Dad About the Importance of Knowing What to Do If You Have a Serious Allergic Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Parents work hard to teach their children with food allergies how to read labels and watch for reactions. But sometimes, the parents need a little help of their own. Austin helped his dad by making an anaphylaxis plan to help him manage his drug allergy.
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Re: Preparing for Natural Disasters When Your Family Has Food Allergies

Crazy dragon mama ·
The one thing that's not stated here is children that are seriously allergic to red dye that is in almost all foods, I have kids that are seriously allergic to red dye and made many trips to the emergency room cause of it, I found that really only organic and all natural foods don't have it and that can be really expensive to buy all the time so making your own foods is best for that one.
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Re: Preparing for Natural Disasters When Your Family Has Food Allergies

K8sMom2002 ·
Welcome, @Crazy dragon mama ! You're right that it's really hard to deal with a food allergy to an ingredient that's in many foods. We have other folks who deal with "non Top 8" allergies like your family's on our forums ... why not hop over to our Food and Cooking forum and start a topic to share some of your tips and tricks? I'd definitely be interested in comparing notes!
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Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by the West Virginia Floods

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) , is asking you to help our fellow families in West Virginia who have been burdened, displaced or evacuated due to severe storms and flooding. Families who have children with food allergies encounter challenging circumstances during emergencies. Some of the unique requirements of this population after disasters include: 1. Shelters without animals, with safe kitchens and asthma/allergy-friendly...
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Helping Allergy Families Affected by the Illinois Storms

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, is asking you to help our fellow families in Illinois who have been burdened, displaced or evacuated due to severe storms and tornadoes. Families who have...
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Colorado Floods: How to Help Families with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, is asking you once again to help our fellow families in Colorado who have been burdened, displaced or evacuated due to extreme floods. Families who...
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Re: Helping Allergy Families Affected by the Illinois Storms

selenarae ·
If you're buying items via Amazon.com to send to the shelters, consider using KFA's Amazon Affiliate link! They can earn a small percentage on each purchase, at no additional cost to you. http://www.amazon.com/?tag=kidswithfooda-20
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Re: Colorado Floods: How to Help Families with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We apologize for any inconvenience and confusion -- the zip code listed above was wrong. It has now been corrected. Thank you so much for your support.
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Re: Colorado Floods: How to Help Families with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Our Disaster Committee has found another location that will receive donated allergy-friendly and gluten-free foods. They will distribute to several disaster centers in the region. ATTN TONY ALEXIS ALLERGY-FRIENDLY / GLUTEN-FREE FOOD BANK OF THE ROCKIES 10700 E 45TH AVE DENVER, CO 80239 Food Bank of the Rockies (a member of Feed America ), will collect and distribute allergy-friendly food to flood victims in the areas of Boulder, Larimer County, Loveland and more.
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Re: Colorado Floods: How to Help Families with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We have confirmed another food bank that will distribute allergy-friendly foods to families in need in Colorado: ATTN TOM REED ALLERGY-FRIENDLY FOOD COMMUNITY FOOD SHARE 650 S TAYLOR AVE LOUISVILLE, CO 80027 Community Food Share (a member of Feeding America ), will collect and distribute allergy-friendly food (large pallets and individual boxes) to flood victims in the areas of Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Community Food Share is committed to helping in the long term recovery process of...
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Re: Colorado Floods: How to Help Families with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If you use this link to Amazon.com to purchase shelf-stable, allergy-friendly foods, about 4% of the purchase price will be given to KFA and can help us with organizing disaster relief efforts and provide support to families in need. http://www.amazon.com/?tag=kidswithfooda-20
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Re: Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by the West Virginia Floods

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The West Virginia Children's Allergy Alliance (WVCAA) suggests purchasing foods like these: Peanut butter alternatives such as Sunbutter and Wowbutter, by the jar Crackers Dried fruits They ask for all allergy-friendly foods to be Top 8 allergen safe. In addition to items for our West Virginia families with food allergies, they will also accept donations for those with Celiac, diabetes, or any other dietary issue. If you have shopped for a certain condition, please label your package as such...
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AAFA and KFA Talk About Preventing Food Allergies With Pediatricians

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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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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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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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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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Re: Everything You Need to Know About Epinephrine (Video & Resources)

TiffanyAC ·
Thanks for a great webinar! Very informative and helpful. I noticed the babysitting handout shown on one of the last slides wasn't included in your list of links here, I was able to find it on my own, but thought I would point that out in case you want to add it. Thanks!
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Re: Everything You Need to Know About Epinephrine (Video & Resources)

MAD RN ·
Thank you so much for this webinar! You answered so many questions for this school nurse, both during your presentation & in the Q & A session! I appreciate the time each of you gave to educate us more about epinephrine & anaphylaxis!
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Re: Everything You Need to Know About Epinephrine (Video & Resources)

Kathy P ·
Thanks for the feedback ladies! I'm glad you both found the webinar and resources helpful. Thanks for noting that that the link for the babysitting handout is not there.
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Re: Everything You Need to Know About Epinephrine (Video & Resources)

Melanie Carver ·
Here is the link where you can download KFA's Babysitter/Drop-Off form: http://community.kidswithfooda...ivers-camps-and-more
Kids With Food Allergies
A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1235 South Clark Street Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1.800.727.8462)
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