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KFA's School Webinar with Dr. Michael Pistiner

Melanie Carver ·
 KFA's Webinar on Food Allergies in SchoolWe had a very large turnout for our recent webinar on Food Allergy in School: What Parents Need to Know and we received hundreds of questions. We will be addressing these questions in future webinars,...
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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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Ways to Prevent Food Allergy Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Children can react to an allergen (food protein) by eating a food they’re allergic to. They can also react by touching something that has traces of that food on it, such as peanut butter residue. Usually this will result in a local reaction like hives. But there are steps you can take to prevent food allergy reactions.
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Re: KFA's School Webinar with Dr. Michael Pistiner

BeautAlert ·
I enjoyed the July 31st webinar! It was very informative. I do disagree with one point. He stated that a small study showed that only a rash occurred with peanut butter spread on an allergic child's skin. My child has had hives and swelling with just skin contact....Many times. For example; After a kiss on the cheek by someone who just ate a PBJ, my child had a face full of hives and swollen lips. After sitting next to a child eating peanuts, she had hives all over her body, and a runny...
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Re: KFA's School Webinar with Dr. Michael Pistiner

Lynda ·
Hello and thank you for attending our webinar and for your comments. We have another school-focused webinar tomorrow - this time a panel discussion with two allergists and 4 school nurses. I will forward your question to them for a response.
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Re: KFA's School Webinar with Dr. Michael Pistiner

BeautAlert ·
Thank you! I am signed up for it, and I am looking forward to it! My daughter just started Kindergarten, and we are trying to figure out where she should sit at lunch etc. I appreciate all that you do. This is very timely for us! Thanks!
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Re: KFA's School Webinar with Dr. Michael Pistiner

Druve ·
Terrific webinar though I wish the small study of 30 children who showed no reaction to peanut butter being a foot from their faces would not have been included. My child has twice suffered angioedema after being in the same room as an open jar of peanut butter for only moments so this information works counter to my efforts in accommodating my child in school. Otherwise a helpful presentation...thank you!
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Re: Swedish Study Links Dishwashers to Higher Allergy Rate

Andréa Van Sickle ·
Dishwasher soap is my hypothesis.
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Re: Swedish Study Links Dishwashers to Higher Allergy Rate

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: 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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Understanding How COVID-19 Could Affect School Health Care Plans for Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We know we can expect physical distancing, extra hand-washing , face masks or coverings , and other policies this school year due to the new coronavirus . As a parent of a child with food allergies, you may also need to make changes to your child’s school health care plan. What Is a School Health Care Plan? A school health care plan is a document (or set of documents) that outlines your child’s food allergy and how it should be managed while at school. A school health care plan can help...
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Handwashing Vs. Hand Sanitizer: Protecting Your Family From COVID-19 and Other Illnesses

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Cleaning your hands often is one of the easiest and best ways to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 . It can also help reduce the spread of the flu, colds and other respiratory infections . It can also help you prevent foodborne illnesses while cooking, such as salmonella. Handwashing can also reduce the chance of food allergy reactions from cross-contact on surfaces. The average person touches their face about 23 times an hour. 1 Your hands come in contact with...
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