Are allergies limiting your child’s activities?

Posted 7.24.08 | Sarah O'Brien

As an allergy parent, it’s hard not to be concerned about how that allergy is limiting your child. I recently came across an article about a study that was presented at this year’s American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting.

According to the study, 40% of allergy parents said their child’s allergies interfere a lot or somewhat with his/her sleep and 21% of allergy parents indicated that allergies interfere with their child’s activities. For the entire article, click here.

If your child has food allergies, you definitely do need to be vigilant about avoiding certain foods. But, as long as you are careful, your child should be able to participate in many of the same activities as other kids her age. She may not be able to eat ice cream and corn dogs at the beach, but it doesn’t mean she can’t make a sand castle.

Of course, like we always say, go into every situation prepared. Bring safe snacks for your child and make sure her epinephrine is always on hand in case of an emergency.

- Sarah

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