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OUR FOOD ALLERGY OIT SUCCESS STORY

OUR FOOD ALLERGY OIT SUCCESS STORY

OIT- Our Food Allergy Eradication Journey Guest post by Nina Aggarwal FOOD ALLERGY LIFE Fear, panic, and isolation. These are only just a few of the emotions that begin to describe the feelings a parent goes through when they discover their child has a life 

ORAL FOOD CHALLENGE ADVICE – FOOD ALLERGY

ORAL FOOD CHALLENGE ADVICE – FOOD ALLERGY

ORAL FOOD CHALLENGE Are you done with tests and ready to try the REAL FOOD? If you’re at this stage, then you’re probably betting (and hoping!) that you’re likely NOT allergic to the challenge food. This should only be done in a doctor’s office, NOT at 

NUT-FREE CHOCOLATE BRANDS

NUT-FREE CHOCOLATE BRANDS

Allergen friendly, nut-free chocolate brands that will make your life a whole lot easier! Top allergens and facility info listed for each.

NUT-FREE GRANOLA BAR BRANDS

NUT-FREE GRANOLA BAR BRANDS

The convenience of snack bars is just unbeatable so we always have a stash of bars in the car, just in case! They’re also perfect for school snacks! Here a list of nut-free granola bar brands that will make your life a whole lot easier! 

HOW ORAL IMMUNOTHERAPY (OIT) CHANGED OUR LIFE

HOW ORAL IMMUNOTHERAPY (OIT) CHANGED OUR LIFE

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 

MANAGING FOOD ALLERGIES AT SCHOOL – EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW

MANAGING FOOD ALLERGIES AT SCHOOL – EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW

ALLERGIES AT SCHOOL Sending a child with food allergies to school is no easy task. It’s difficult to hand over the reins to someone else. When a child has a nut allergy, dairy allergy, gluten intolerance, or any other allergy, there are so many potential 

HOW TO SUPPORT A FOOD ALLERGY MOM

HOW TO SUPPORT A FOOD ALLERGY MOM

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 

10 FUN ALLERGY FRIENDLY VALENTINE TREATS

10 FUN ALLERGY FRIENDLY VALENTINE TREATS

LOVE -ahem- VALENTINE TREATS – ARE IN THE AIR Valentine’s Day is coming upon us quickly! Children are crafting and writing up their Valentine’s Day cards for friends and classroom parents are eagerly planning knock-your-socks-off parties for the special day. There’s excitement and love in 

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

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

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 

NEWLY DIAGNOSED: LIVING WITH FOOD ALLERGIES

NEWLY DIAGNOSED: LIVING WITH FOOD ALLERGIES

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