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KFA Blog Named One of Best Allergy Blogs of 2018

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We are proud to announce that the Kids With Food Allergies’ blog has once again been named one of the best allergy blogs of 2018 by Healthline! Healthline is a health site with information on many different health topics. Every year since 2012, our blog has received this honor.
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Your Food Allergy Checklist for January

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Are you making a to-do list for the new year? Add some of these tasks to your to-do list to help you as your manage your child’s food allergies.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

aboreem1969 ·
my son has milk allergy and I find it very difficult to think now about joining kindergarten. The problem is that allergy is very high -even the around smell of cheese can cause big allergy. I am living in Kuwait and awareness in schools is still low. Is there new promising ways to treat? Thanks
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Kathy P ·
Hi aboreem1969 - it is definitely scary to send them off to school. It sounds like your son reacts to airborne proteins which makes it even more challenging. There are a number of treatment options being researched. I don't know of anything new specifically geared toward milk - many are for peanut, but they have not branched out to other allergens.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Heidi B ·
And no, my child may not grow out of many of her food allergies - they're most probably with her for life.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Inès Puentes ·
A little empathy can go a long way! My child is aware of his allergies and he knows what to do and not to do. But his safety is the responsibility of the adults around him not his!
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

ninderella ·
Yes, I know your hamburger buns, crackers, cereal, etc do not contain pieces of peanuts that are visible to the naked eye, so please don't roll your eyes at me when I ask if there is a label I can read or if I can speak with a restaurant manager about possible cross-contamination. That and other parents please learn to read food labels! Again, if the allergen is not visible it might still be there hence the "processed on the same equipment" or "processed in the same facility" "or may contain...
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Jen ·
Good points Ninderella. Welcome to posting. . What food allergies do you manage?
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

leetles ·
My child's food allergy reaction may scare your child when my child cannot breath, has to get a big shot, have CPR done, and has to be taken away in an ambulance.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

briheller ·
We have to read labels. It's not just a matter of whether it visible contains nuts (or has visible sesame seeds, etc.). Trace amounts from the same equipment are enough to kill.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

briheller ·
Don't be offended if you said you read the label and we ask to see it anyway. Unless you've been an allergy parent for years, you'd be surprised how confusing allergy disclosures can be. For example, for some allergens, they might be listed under pseudonyms or scientific names that you might not recognize.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

briheller ·
Sorry for the plug, but if you have sesame allergies, see this petition to the FDA: https://www.change.org/p/fda-a...ed-on-us-food-labels and more about it here: http://www.cspinet.org/new/201411181.html If you want to send your comments to the FDA directly, you can do so here: http://www.regulations.gov/#!s...FDA-2014-P-2035-0001
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Cyndi Dony-Cocci ·
All very real life, true statements we feel each day. Thank you.
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K8sMom2002 ·
Hi, Cyndi Dony-Cocci -- What food allergies does your family manage?
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The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
During Food Allergy Awareness Week, KFA will be sharing food allergy facts on our blog as well as on our Facebook page. Help us spread awareness and food allergy education! (Use our social media share buttons to share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,...
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22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food allergies are the rise in the United States and no one knows the reasons why. Food allergies are often misunderstood by the public and used as punchlines in jokes. But food allergies are no laughing matter.   A food allergy occurs when the...
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We will be drawing for our first winner at 5 pm Pacific and today's prize package comes from Applegate . Login and enter: http://community.kidswithfooda...lergy-awareness-2013
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Gracie , who has won the Applegate prize package above!
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Jacob, winner of a gift basket from Lucy's ! Our next prize is a package from Allermates.com that includes: Blue "I have allergies" lunch bag Blue "I have allergies" snack bag Multi-allergy wristband kit with 6 charms (shellfish,nut, peanut, dairy, egg, and wheat/gluten) I Have Allergies wristband Black/grey epi case If you haven't already added a photo, now's the time! Upload now: https://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/addClips
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Sam , winner of the blue Allermates.com package above! Tomorrow we will be giving away more prizes from Applegate and Dr. Lucy's.
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Miss Kaea , winner of a gift package from Applegate!
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
"Food allergies don't stop me from having fun at the lake!" #FAAW Congrats to our latest winner in Faces of Food Allergies. This young dude has won the Lucy's gift basket. If you haven't added a picture yet to our Food Allergy Awareness Week contest, don't worry, there is still time as we will be giving away two prizes daily. If you have already entered, your name will still be included in future drawings: http://community.kidswithfooda...lergy-awareness-2013 (Login via computer or iOS app...
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Ava ! Ava is six years old. She loves animals, gymnastics, reading, and anything to do with Fairies. She also has a peanut allergy. She's won the pink/purple gift pack from Allermates!
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Luke (allergic to eggs), who has been drawn as a winner of a package from Applegate!
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Spunky Camy has won a gift basket from Lucy's! Congratulations!
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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: FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (Omalizumab) for Food Allergies

Michele_rupertbear ·
FYI, my child took xolair for idiopathic urticaria (related to high ige levels). She had an allergic reaction to injectable. Not common, but a known side effect in small population.
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Re: FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (Omalizumab) for Food Allergies

Momofthree ·
Welcome to KFA Michele! I am so sorry your child had a reaction to the Xolair! What other ways are you treating the idiopathic uticaria?
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Re: FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (Omalizumab) for Food Allergies

Michele_rupertbear ·
Hi; DD is fragile atopic; the idiopathic uticatia dx was used to fast track xolair approval. Long story, involving immune dysfunction and NIH, but she’s on cell cept now and feeling better. That would not typically be a path for a fa kid.
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Re: FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (Omalizumab) for Food Allergies

Michele_rupertbear ·
To follow: for allergies she is on Zyrtec, budesonide nasal, pazeo, eucrisa, various topical steroids, dulera, spiriva, and prn duoneb, Benadryl, hydtoxyzine, epinephrine. Has hashimotos and iatrogenic adrenal insufficiency too. Plus pots and migraines. So, other meds for those.
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Re: FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (Omalizumab) for Food Allergies

K8sMom2002 ·
Hugs, Michele! Your story is a great reminder that we are all unique, and each medication has its own risks and benefits that can differ from patient to patient. So glad she's doing better now, and I know the reaction had to be plenty scary!
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Re: FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (Omalizumab) for Food Allergies

Nutfreemama1 ·
So I believe this approval means it can be used in general as a protection against anaphylaxsis from food on its own and then also in conjunction w/ OIT. Anyone know if there is still a 6 year old age minimum? looking/googling
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Re: Share Your Idea for Change in Our Annual Faces of Food Allergies Photo

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our first 2018 Faces of Food Allergies winner! Jacob and his mom Wendy would love to see schools promote awareness of food allergies so other people realize it is not a choice, and is not something to be made fun of. #StopFoodAllergyBullying What's your idea for change? Upload a photo of you, your child or family and caption the image with your idea for change. Images will be added to our mosaic on the facesoffoodallergies.org page. Five winners will be selected during...
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Re: Share Your Idea for Change in Our Annual Faces of Food Allergies Photo

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our next Faces of Food Allergies Ideas for Change Winner!! Isabella and her mom Lina would like to see better manufacturing processes and consistent labeling for potential cross contamination. What's your idea for change? Upload a photo of you, your child or family and caption the image with your idea for change. Images will be added to our mosaic on the facesoffoodallergies.org page. Add your photo today! Five winners will be selected during Food Allergy Awareness Week!
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Re: Share Your Idea for Change in Our Annual Faces of Food Allergies Photo

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our next Faces of Food Allergies Ideas for Change Winner!! Heidi M. and her daughter Calee want to have top 8 allergen free menu options daily at all public schools. What's your idea for change? Upload a photo of you, your child or family and caption the image with your idea for change. Images will be added to our mosaic on the facesoffoodallergies.org page. Five winners will be selected during Food Allergy Awareness Week!
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Re: Share Your Idea for Change in Our Annual Faces of Food Allergies Photo

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our next Faces of Food Allergies Ideas for Change Winner!! There is still time to enter! These brothers think supermarkets should have posters about the food allergies so as to remind people buying groceries to keep allergic friends in mind and to just bring public awareness.
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Re: Share Your Idea for Change in Our Annual Faces of Food Allergies Photo

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our final Faces of Food Allergies Ideas for Change Winner!! Melissa and her son want better food allergy accommodations at summer camps. Thank you to everyone who shared their photos and idea for change. The contest is over, but you can still upload a photo of you, your child or family and caption the image with your idea for change to add your voice. We will be using these photos and captions to create a report to advocate for change.
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Is Your Child the Face of Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
You can raise awareness by adding your child's photo to our seventh annual Faces of Food Allergies photo album. If your child is one of the millions of children with a food allergy, upload their picture to our photo-sharing campaign. Their face will become part of our featured slideshow! You will also be entered to win an allergy-friendly gift pack from Enjoy Life Foods.
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Love a Child with Food Allergies? Honor Them for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Zofina, allergic to milk. Photo submitted by KFA member kortni for Faces of Food Allergies 2015.   Honor Your Child or Grandchild A child with food allergies must be food allergy aware every single day. During this week dedicated to raising...
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FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (Omalizumab) for Food Allergies

KFA News Team ·
Genentech announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair® (omalizumab) for the prevention of severe allergic reactions following accidental exposure to one or more foods in people with allergies. Breakthrough Therapy Designation is designed to expedite the development and review of medicines intended to treat serious or life-threatening diseases, and to help ensure people have access to them through FDA approval.
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Food Allergy Awareness: Does Exposure to Food Allergens Affect Outgrowing?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know?  Both unintentional and intentional exposures to food allergens can be life-threatening.  However, there is no evidence that unintentional or intentional exposures to food allergens alter the natural history of food...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Oral Food Challenges Diagnose Food Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know?  The experts recommend using oral food challenges under physician supervision for diagnosing food allergy.  The double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge is the “gold standard.”  However, a...
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Food Allergy Research Review, April-June 2017

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies will recap some of the top research in food allergies every three months. Here is a look at studies reported between April and June 2017. Read about how environment can trigger eosinophilic esophagitis, how many kids are taking life-saving medicines to camp and more.
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Spread Awareness with Faces of Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What does a child with food allergies look like?   Well, consider this: what does your child's classroom look like? One in thirteen children has a food allergy. That's an average of two children per classroom.   Take a look at our sixth...
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From Confusion to Confidence: Taking Control of Your Child’s Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
 In this video, Heidi Bayer, a parent whose teenage daughter has a severe food allergy, shares her experiences and how she found the right resources when she first learned that her baby had a severe food allergy. Heidi Bayer is a board member of...
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Click Here to Spread Food Allergy Awareness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Food Allergy Awareness Week begins on Sunday, May 13. Parents of kids with food allergies are keenly aware of food allergies every day! All through the month of May, we will focus on educating others about the challenges of managing food allergies and why we ask for the accommodations we do.
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Share Your Idea for Change in Our Annual Faces of Food Allergies Photo

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What is your big idea for a solution that will improve the lives of children (and adults) with food allergies? Share a photo of you, your child or family on our online community and caption the image with your idea for change. We will pull all the ideas and photos together to create a pictorial report to share with our community, advocates, industry leaders and policymakers. Let’s spark change today, together! Five entries will win a prize package!
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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: Spread Awareness with Faces of Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our first winner! We're randomly selecting winners every day of Food Allergy Awareness Week, so be sure to add your photo! (Instructions above.)
 
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