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Researchers have found a high rate of allergic reactions in infants, with some being babies being “knowingly” fed an allergen.
This Mother’s Day story is a readers’ favorite. First published in May, 2012, it has an update at the end for 2015. I’M NOT a big fan of amusement park rides: the kiddie train or a quick spin on the carousel horse is about my speed. On the day our son had his first anaphylactic […]
You, too, can support the cause. In the U.S. get your state to make a proclamation. In Canada, join a food allergy walk
When I heard that our local mall puts on holiday kids’ events throughout the year, I was excited. So was my son, Nolan. In the spring of 2010, I packed Nolan in the car and headed to Place D’Orleans mall Easter event. It started off great – we even ran into friends, and the two boys were […]
What constitutes a “severe” allergic reaction? How does epinephrine actually work? Can you use an expired auto-injector in an emergency? Allergic Living asked Dr. Phil Lieberman, clinical professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine (and father and grandfather to food-allergic children), for answers to nine food allergy questions you’ve […]
Should your child’s U.S. school district have a Food Allergy Task Force? We have one, and it’s the greatest group of advocates our school district has ever had to increase education and awareness of food allergies, and to keep children with life-threatening food allergies safe at school. Life Before the Task Force Before our task force […]
All kids hate to feel different and just want to fit in. So imagine how your allergic student feels when his teacher wants to give out treats during an activity, celebration or party, but has nothing for the child with allergies. Indie Candy to the rescue! The Alabama-based company, which ships to the U.S. and […]
In an effort to take the focus off of food and take the fear out of Halloween, my local anaphylaxis support group has organized food-free Halloween parties for the past few years. Yup, you read that right. A Halloween party with no food at all. And what’s more, this is a big hit with the […]
In a few short years, there have been huge strides in restaurant awareness of allergies and intolerances. Welcome to the brand new era of dining out safely.