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09/17/2013
...allergy, what foods they must avoid, and what could happen to them if 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...
03/31/2016
...2) to clearly explain them. Also, if you have several options, make sure to have clear directions when each action is appropriate. A plan of action in case of emergencies and day-to-day management can help lower some anxiety you might be experiencing initially after getting the diagnosis. What are the potential risks and benefits? What are the pros and cons? This is a general question to ask for any healthcare advice you receive, but it...
12/24/2015
...Bright yellow signs, tape, and flashing lights might work well to alert folks about a potential hazard situation. However, most children and teenagers would prefer not to be adorned with blatant or obnoxious labeling that draws attention to their allergy situation. Let’s face it though, food allergies are on the rise and many elicit severe reactions. Unexpected medical emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere. Parents aren’t always around when their child encounters an allergy...
10/01/2015
In a recent article published by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), a panel of allergy experts and emergency physicians advise that emergency medicine teams should administer epinephrine to any patient they suspect is experiencing an allergic reaction. This challenges previous recommendations that the decision to use epinephrine should be weighed more carefully. Epinephrine is considered by doctors to be the first line of defense in an episode of anaphylaxis,...
09/02/2014
September marks National Preparedness Month, a time when families develop safety plans in the event of a natural disaster or emergency. At Nutricia, we’ve been thinking about our Neocate famililies and what it means to be prepared in light of having food allergies and facing a natural disaster. To help we have outlined a list of tips and resources for families to refer to as a tool to help manage food allergies in...
12/17/2011
...needle pricks. They gave her oxygen, and IV, thermal blankets, etc. They finally got her stabilized and sent her to the main children’s hospital downtown by ambulance. At the hospital, after a dozen different kinds of tests, she was started on Neocate® formula. Since rapid dehydration and shock are medical emergencies, contact your local emergency service (9-1-1) when a reaction like this occurs. Managing FPIES: The most critical treatment during an FPIES reaction is intravenous...
   
 
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