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Going to Preschool Or Daycare with Food Allergies
08/19/2009
...what to do in case of an emergency. Register this discussion in your child’s 504 plan. It’s helpful when you provide information in writing, but a lot of adults learn well through verbal communication. Verbal communication is your opportunity to stress the most critical points to your child’s teacher or caregivers. If they remember nothing else, they need to know what to do in an emergency. If your child will keep an epinephrine auto-injector at...
06/16/2015
...diet can be used to manage EoE, sometimes steroids are used. At this time, no medication has FDA approval for management of EoE. Steroids, like oral budesonide, have been shown to be effective in managing EoE for more than half of patients. However, steroids may not be the best long-term solution for everyone. Children and adults who use steroids for EoE may mix the medication recommended by their physician with something that causes it to...
09/18/2012
...Many children face a challenge that we adults can’t relate to: the challenge to consume more and to gain weight. In a society filled with weight-loss products and get-skinny-quick advertisements, we may joke that we “wish we had that problem,” but it can actually be a serious issue that is quite concerning for physicians and parents. Roughly 5-10 percent of US children are diagnosed with failure to thrive (FTT) at some point. This diagnosis...
05/16/2013
...been born in fall or winter months. This link didn’t hold up for older children and adults. The link also didn’t hold up for children who came to the hospital for non-food allergy reasons. The takeaway? Children in Boston under 5 years born in fall or winter had a higher likelihood of food allergy. The authors suggest this might be influenced by seasonal differences in sunlight exposure. So, can the season of birth affect the...
07/26/2016
...It’s countdown time to back to school! Can you believe how quickly the summer flew by? Preparing for school is an exciting time. It might sound geeky, but nothing beats getting brand new school supplies. Although it is a fun and exciting time for some kids, for others, it can be a bit anxious. Fear of the unknown is real and impacts both adults and their children. So how do you deal with the...
05/03/2016
...4th as National FPIES Awareness Day! This resulted from efforts from the International FPIES Association (I-FPIES, more on them below) and over 1,000 supporters. Raising awareness of FPIES can help highlight the disorder on behalf of affected children and adults. Together, we can make diagnosis and treatment – and life in general – easier for FPIES children and families. Every day is a good day to raise awareness about FPIES, but National FPIES Awareness Day...
10/27/2016
...of the restrictive diet. Furthermore, the symptoms did not improve, –eczema, generalized rashes, and frequent respiratory infections. Her diet made symptoms worst because she lacked calories, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Calories have much higher calorie needs than adults because of their growth and development. The body must have protein, fat, glucose, vitamins, and minerals to fight illness, higher demands placed on the body, the body can draw from its reserves to fight...
12/16/2020
...reflux, and cow milk allergy is often part of these conditions.14-16 For managing EoE with diet, an AAF should be used when formula is needed.9,11 In fact, symptom resolution and histological remission on AAF has been shown to be more than 90% in children and adults with EoE.9,17,18 For FPIES, an AAF is preferred over an eHF when FPIES occurs in combination with poor growth.7,19 Anaphylaxis9,11 Anaphylactic reactions to food allergens can be severe and...
   
 
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