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04/24/2015
A box of bandages just won’t do for a food allergy crisis. Even diligent efforts at allergen avoidance can be thwarted. You never know when a severe food allergy reaction can occur and require emergency response actions. Serious reactions are often unexpected, sudden and require immediate attention. Time is of the essence when there is a risk of an anaphylactic reaction, an extreme, often life-threatening allergic reaction. So like Scouts, its best to...
06/28/2011
...cloudy? Or if it had expired? So many scary possibilities! So, what is the right number of auto-injectors? The answer to that question depends on a number of factors. How Many to Carry? On their website, Myland recommends that patients at risk for allergic emergencies carry two doses of epinephrine. This is because up to 20% of patients who have an allergic emergency requiring epinephrine will require a second dose. At all times the injector...
02/28/2012
...which can help your child to understand and follow The Act on its journey. You can help your child write letters to your legislators to help illustrate how the voices of individual citizens can be heard. Your child may also be able to use The Act as part of a school project. Would you feel more at ease if your child’s school kept an epinephrine auto-injector on hand for anaphylaxis emergencies? – Rob McCandlish, RDN...
03/30/2016
...food. Eat Before You Go and Bring Snacks Sometimes it is easiest to feed your child before attending an event. With a full belly, there is less of a desire to eat foods that may contain potential allergens. If the event lasts more than a few hours, consider snacks you know your child will be able to eat. Always Be Prepared It’s always best to prepare for emergencies than to be caught by surprise. Prior...
01/26/2017
...bag with you or in your car in case of emergencies. Ideas for your snack bag depend on what food allergens your child needs to avoid. For instance, if your child is on a 8 food elimination diet, allowable snack examples include: Individual bags of gluten free pretzels, top 8-free cookies/crackers or allowable potato chips Freeze dried fruits or fruit leather Meat jerky sticks Ready to serve Neocate Splash drink boxes in a variety of...
08/13/2015
...safe and addressing emergencies should one occur. The three most common plans used for food allergic children are known as Emergency Care Plans (ECP), Individualized Healthcare Plans (IHCP) and 504 Plans. The following are good sources for becoming educated on these and offering sample templates as well. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) offers both video and print resources related to care plan topics. This resource addresses four sample plans: protocol and procedure for allergy management...
07/25/2017
...there a healthcare professional on site? If so, what are the healthcare professional’s credentials, responsibilities or capabilities? If not, who is available to assist your child with any medical issues or medications? What is the procedure for emergencies? Where is the nearest hospital or medical center? What activities are offered that might elevate the allergen exposure for your child? Resources to help you in your research: List of Food Allergy-Friendly Camps from Food Allergy Research...
09/17/2013
...they don’t. Suggest that your child enlist their friends in helping them “stay on the alert” for foods in question so they won’t get sick. Be ready for emergencies. Teach your child the signs and symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, how to call 911, how to use their emergency medicines such as injectable epinephrine. Consider having your child wear a medical alert bracelet. Join groups dedicated to supporting and encouraging families coping with food...
   
 
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