WHY YOU NEED A FOOD ALLERGY ACTION PLAN

food allergy action plan

When it comes to an allergy (nut allergy, dairy allergy, egg allergy, or any other allergy), pediatricians and allergists usually advise strict avoidance and prescribe a pair of EpiPens in case of an allergic reaction. The EpiPens are to be brought everywhere you go. However, what else do you need to bring along with the […]

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BRILLIANT WAY TO PRACTICE THE EPIPEN RIGHT NOW

what to do with expired epipens

PRACTICE THE EPIPEN Do you know how to use your EpiPen? Are you ready to administer it if a serious allergic reaction occurs? You want to be confident that you’ll know what to do and how it will feel. Like the saying goes, PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. The more you practice your EpiPen, the better you’ll […]

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12 NUT FREE CHOCOLATE BRANDS

Nut free chocolate brands

Being allergic to nuts makes it difficult to find safe chocolate. Allergic or not, we all get a little craving for chocolate at some point, don’t we? And how else can you make chocolate chip cookies, trail mix, or s’mores?! Here are 12 allergen friendly, safe, nut free chocolate brands that will make your life […]

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11 NUT FREE GRANOLA BAR BRANDS

Nut free granola bars brands

Being allergic to nuts makes it difficult to find safe granola bars. The convenience of snack bars is just unbeatable so we always have a stash of bars in the car, just in case! Here are 11 nut free granola bar brands that will make your life a whole lot easier! Disclosure: Posts may contain […]

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FOOD ALLERGY OIT

food allergy oit oral immunotherapy

What is Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)? Food Allergy OIT or Oral immunotherapy is a method of inducing your immune system to tolerate a food that it is currently over-reacting to. In OIT, allergenic foods are introduced into the system in gradually increasing amounts. The goal is to be able to eventually consume the food regularly without […]

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HOW TO SUPPORT A FOOD ALLERGY MOM

open letter to food allergy bffs friends

Raising a family with multiple food allergies can be tough. Sometimes it feels like us against the world. However, with empathetic friends who support this food allergy mom, life is made a little bit easier. Our friends make such a difference in the lives of our food allergic children. With their small acts of kindness […]

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FOOD ALLERGY TESTING: HOW TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO

Food allergy test

SOMETHING HAS BROUGHT YOU HERE Whether it’s spontaneous hives, redness, swelling, vomiting, diarrhea, GI pain, coughing, wheezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, throat swelling, or some other symptom, it’s definitely cause for concern. Everything was fine a minute ago. Your child (or you) ate a meal or snack and suddenly your world has turned upside down. […]

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