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

Food allergy test

WHY DO FOOD ALLERGY TESTS? 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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NEWLY DIAGNOSED: LIVING WITH FOOD ALLERGIES

Living with food allergies when you're newly diagnosed.

IN THE BEGINNING Having kids with food allergies is no easy task. Whether it’s a nut allergy, dairy allergy, or anything else, living with food allergies is just different. I remember when our son was just 2 years old (11 years ago) and I had just given him almond milk for the first time. It […]

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