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A Son’s Epiphany

EVERY school year, we are flooded by calls from parents who want to know when their allergic child should begin carrying his or her own epinephrine auto-injector. While the national consensus guidelines, Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, recommend 6 to 7 years of age, the fact is, this is not a hard and fast rule. […]

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When Allergies Make You: Afraid of Food

From the Allergic Living archives; this popular article was first published in the magazine in 2007. If a serious allergic reaction has left you too frightened to eat even ‘safe’ foods, there is help and you are not alone. IT WASN’T until Sandra Schwartz was on a camping trip in Northern Ontario in August 2005 […]

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Etiquette 101

Dory Cerny plays Miss Manners for those awkward allergic moments. Situation: A female aquaintance gives you a gift that includes your allergen, such as chocolate-covered nuts or a food basket full of potentially lethal goodies. How to Handle: If you don’t know the woman well, just say a gracious thank you and promptly “re-gift”. If […]

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