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New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Why It’s Important to Read Past the Headlines -  Doctors Explain New Peanut Allergy Study   Editor's note:  The KFA/AAFA leadership recognize that interpreting the findings of the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study is...
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New Study Shows Nearly 1-in-50 Americans At-Risk of Severe Allergic Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  DATE: October 21, 2013 FROM: AAFA External Affairs CONTACT: AAFA NEW STUDY SHOWS NEARLY 1-IN-50 AMERICANS AT-RISK OF SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTIONS Anaphylaxis is More Common than Many Thought, Most Patients are Not Prepared October 21, 2013,...
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New Survey Reveals Deficiencies in Care for Patients with Severe Allergic Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Knowledge gaps especially apparent for primary care and emergency physicians, often on front line in treatment for anaphylaxis   January 14, 2015, WASHINGTON, DC – (PRNewswire/USNewswire) A novel study by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation...
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The Future of Food Allergy: Developing New Treatments

KFA Medical Advisors ·
The future of food allergy: developing new treatments   by Michael H. Land, MD FAAAAI   I'm the father of a food allergic child. If you're reading this, I am guessing you or someone close to you has a food allergy. The minute you found out...
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Patients Need Better Training on Epinephrine Autoinjectors, Asthma Devices, Study Finds

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent University of Texas study suggested that new and improved ways of training patients on how to use epinephrine autoinjectors and devices to treat asthma are needed after finding that most patients continue to use both types of devices...
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Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Australian researchers say they may have come up with a potential treatment for peanut allergy that combines eating peanuts with a probiotic. More studies are needed and parents should not try this at home, the scientists say. Probiotics are sometimes...
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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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Study Supports AAP Allergy Prevention Recommendations

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A study published in Pediatrics on November 18, 2013, supports the current American Academy of Pediatrics' allergy prevention recommendations to not introduce solids before 4 to 6 months of age. The study found the delay of the...
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Study of Food Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis Management

KFA Medical Advisors ·
A survey study of index food-related allergic reactions and anaphylaxis managementThanks in large part to the enthusiastic and committed members of KFA, we recently published an article in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (now available...
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Swedish Study Links Dishwashers to Higher Allergy Rate

Kids With Food Allergies ·
An old saying says “a little dirt never hurt,” and it turns out a Swedish study observing families’ dishwashing habits may have found some benefit to a less efficient way of doing this household chore.   A study of 1,029 Swedish...
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Mold, Moisture Damage Leads to Long-Lasting Respiratory Effects, Study Finds

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A Finnish study found that moisture damage in the rooms where children spend most of their time led to an increased asthma risk, according to a February 16 story published in the journal Pediatrics.   A civil engineer studied the homes of nearly...
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Milk Allergy Study Shows People with Asthma Should Be Included in Food Allergy Research

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent study showed some success in treating milk-allergic asthmatics with oral immunotherapy.   The authors suggested that future studies include people with asthma. That's because people with food allergies and asthma have a higher risk for...
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Landmark Study May Change How We Feed Peanut Butter To Infants

Kids With Food Allergies ·
High-Risk Infants Fed Peanuts Developed Allergy At Lower Rate Than Other Babies - Study May Pave Way for New Prevention Strategies   Feeding peanut butter to infants at risk for developing peanut allergies prevented those same babies from...
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Free Webinar: A Look at the Landmark Study Anaphylaxis in America with Dr. Robert Wood

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR! Anaphylaxis in America: A Look at the Landmark Study for Parents and Patients Join us via your computer or mobile device RSVP: www4.gotomeeting.com/register/755375335 Date: November 18, 2013 Time: 4 pm Eastern | 1 9m Pacific ...
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FDA Gives Experimental Peanut Allergy Patch Special Status Designed to Speed Review

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Food and Drug Administration agreed to review a skin patch for peanut allergy on an expedited basis following positive results of recent clinical trials, the company said Thursday.   DBV Technologies said that the FDA granted its Viaskin...
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Food Allergy Research Update: Viaskin Study for Peanut Allergy

KFA News Team ·
Press Release: Consortium of Food Allergy Research Completes Recruitment of NIH-sponsored CoFar6 Phase II Trial with DBV's Viaskin(r) Peanut in Treatment of Peanut Allergy Leading US centers in food allergy involved in an NIH-funded CoFAR6 study,...
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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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Can We EAT Our Way to Prevention of Food Allergies?

KFA News Team ·
We now have very strong evidence that early introduction of peanut can prevent the development of peanut allergy. Does this apply to other allergenic foods? The authors of the newest research study, Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) sought to answer this question.
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Re: Can We EAT Our Way to Prevention of Food Allergies?

NKS ·
Hi, is there a typo in this summary? I may just be tired, but I don't see how this reflects a risk reduction (at all, let alone 67%): Thanks, Naomi However, when the authors evaluated the infants that were able to maintain the study protocol by eating these foods consistently each week, they did find a significant difference in rates of food allergy: - 4% in the early introduction group versus - 3% in the standard group On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 3:39 PM, Kids With Food Allergies <...
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Re: Can We EAT Our Way to Prevention of Food Allergies?

KFA News Team ·
Update: We fixed a coding error to correct this section above: However, when the authors evaluated the infants that were able to maintain the study protocol by eating these foods consistently each week, they did find a significant difference in rates of food allergy: 2.4% in the early introduction group versus 7.3% in the standard group
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

Wendy Mains ·
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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Campbell ·
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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AMommy2TwoBoys ·
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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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Wendy and Campbell, Thank you for sharing your stories with us. Sorry to hear about your children's reactions. What you have shared will help other parents! AMommy, thank you for sharing Jayden with us and tell him that KFA says he's doing a great job taking care of himself and is setting a great example for other kids.
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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: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

AMommy2TwoBoys ·
I will certainly let him know. Thank you for using his photo... he was thrilled! Kimberly and Jayden Originally Posted by Kids With Food Allergies: AMommy, thank you for sharing Jayden with us and tell him that KFA says he's doing a great job taking care of himself and is setting a great example for other kids.
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MMJMOM ·
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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aboreem1969 ·
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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Kathy P ·
Hi Aboreem1969 - welcome to KFA! There is no absolute time line for outgrowing a food allergy (not reacting anymore). How has your son's allergy been monitored? Has he been tested periodically to see if the numbers are decreasing? Has he eaten anything with milk recently and still showing reactions?
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rose12328 ·
@ 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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Kathy P ·
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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Re: FDA Gives Experimental Peanut Allergy Patch Special Status Designed to Speed Review

StephC ·
Same here. And how do we get notified about trials for milk?
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Abigail's Mommy ·
How can we find a Phase III trial? I'm interested in doing this.
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Re: Webinar: Anaphylaxis in America: A Look at the Landmark Study

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Video and Resources from the webinar: http://community.kidswithfooda...-video-and-resources
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Re: Swedish Study Links Dishwashers to Higher Allergy Rate

Allison ·
I think we've learned no one study will ever explain everything....My DS had antibiotics the first two weeks of life, his father had a milk allergy as an infant, and much later I found out his uncle had soy and wheat, and EVEN LATER (like last year) I found out my ex-father in law also had a milk allergy as a baby and was failure to thrive.I think even if I lived on a farm and let him roll in the mud with the pigs, that combo would have been hard to overcome!
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Re: Swedish Study Links Dishwashers to Higher Allergy Rate

AndrĂ©a Van Sickle ·
Dishwasher soap is my hypothesis.
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prometheamoth ·
This study is saying "correlation does not equal causation" to me. The hygiene hypothesis would be great except it does not explain babies born with food allergies on Day One of Life, like my daughter. We are not avid cleaners, our unwashed dishes sit around for days, we visit farms several times a year and muck about, are outside getting dirty all the time and we don't bathe our kids very often. I am more inclined to believe food allergies have something to do with the way our public...
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Re: Free Webinar: A Look at the Landmark Study Anaphylaxis in America with Dr. Robert Wood

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Video and Resources from the webinar: http://community.kidswithfooda...-video-and-resources
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Kathy P ·
Well said! I've seen a lot of guilt responses to the study.
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Eliezrah ·
I haven't heard anything about this study, but food allergies aren't anyone's fault!!
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Leab ·
Great article :-) Thanks for taking the time to post it KFA!
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Kathy P ·
Eliezrah - this is in reference to the LEAP study that was announced at AAAAI last weekend. You can read more about it here (link is also in the above article) Landmark Study May Change How We Feed Peanut Butter To Infants
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Eliezrah ·
Thanks Kathy. I can see why some people can read it as blaming the parents.
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Jessica Dabler Martin ·
A very big thank you! This is fabulous information that needs to be heard more. I'm editing my blog post to include a link to KFA's post. Thank you again!
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Kathy P ·
Thank you Jessica for including a link! And for helping us get the info out!
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Re: New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Juneau ·
Thank you doctors for posting this. I have wondered what I could've, should've, or would've done better, different, or something. Beating myself up over it doesn't change anything. I know all those parents out there with severely peanut allergic children did not do everything the same. I actually think it would've been a lot more difficult to watch my infant have an anaphylactic reaction than my 2 year old. At least she could talk to me.
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RW ·
A free press is not free to lie, mislead, and over-hype and it is high time to hold them accountable for all the damage they are doing to kids with allergies and society in general. The press is hugely irresponsible in how they report scientific findings. Science is slow, particular, and often very inconclusive. How many kids are going to DIE because of irresponsible reporting?! We have ongoing battle with family members and school administrators who deep in their hearts believe this is our...
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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

RW ·
Thank you for sharing the citation. I read the abstract as the full text wasn't available. They did not control for peanut component, just skin test wheal size. I wonder why since such a difference has been shown with the components... I'd like to open up a question too as I noticed the study included very young children. I'm a mom with a peanut allergic kid and I want there to be research done, but I'm in an ethical conundrum when it comes to putting my kid in a study. I'm just not sure it...
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