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06/13/2008
...list available. If not, pack your child his/her own tasty summer snacks. Bring food substitutes – If you are going to be outside all day where safe food won’t be available, make sure to bring food allergy snacks or nutritionally complete drink boxes like Splash. And as always, be prepared – make sure that epinephrine auto-injector is always close by. Any plans for safe summer food fun? I’d love to hear them! – Sarah O’Brien...
Back to School With Food Allergies
08/18/2016
...members/teachers familiar with food allergies? Do teachers know what an allergic reaction may look like? Is the nurse familiar with how to use an epinephrine auto-injector? (Bonus: EpiPens at School Tips & How many EpiPens should your child have on hand?) Are you up to date and current with your child’s medical and emergency contact information? Have you written an emergency plan for the staff in the event there is an accidental exposure? With your...
07/18/2012
...severe allergic reactions were treated with epinephrine. Many caregivers reported that they were hesitant or afraid to use it even though they thought it was indicated. This suggests that there needs to be better education about how to use epinephrine and the safety of using it in needed situations. The authors refer families to the Consortium of Food Allergy Research website for more information and education materials. To view the full study, visit http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/1/e25.long. What...
04/24/2015
...prepared” with both plans in place and an emergency kit. Following are some suggestions for both. Plans Wear a food allergy awareness bracelet Prepare an Emergency Action Plan Schedule Calendar alerts for updating allergy-related information and Emergency Kits Emergency Kit Decide where emergency kits are needed: home, school and travel/car Store kits in a temperature-controlled area Use an easily accessible, durable case that is clearly marked Supplies: 2 epinephrine auto-injectors, if prescribed Oral antihistamines Small...
06/29/2010
...the body at once. Fortunately, this can be treated with the prescription drug epinephrine, which is available on-the-go in small auto-injectors. Common food allergy symptoms include: Skin rash or hives; Swelling of the tongue and throat; Breathing problems including asthma; Vomiting and/or diarrhea; and Abdominal pain and cramping. Currently, there are no medications that cure food allergies, so it is necessary for children and adults with food allergies to avoid allergenic foods. It is critical...
06/24/2010
...eliminate the risk for an allergic reaction so be sure to pack your epinephrine auto-injector if a doctor has prescribed one. Alternatives To Help Avoid Allergens Bring Your Own Snacks: Although this is no-no most of the time, try calling the movie theater and explaining your situation. If they don’t offer any foods safe for your child, they will probably allow you to bring your own. Drive-in Movie Theater: Believe it or not, there are...
03/31/2016
...important. First, almost every food allergy is managed by avoiding the offending food(s). But for some food allergies or related conditions, you may have several options. Aside from avoiding the food, this could involve nutritional support (like from Neocate), therapies to help minimize the risk of allergic reactions, and drugs, like epinephrine. You also may have the option of combining several management options. Ask the healthcare team 1) what all of your options are and...
12/17/2011
...(IV) fluids because of the risk and prevalence of dehydration. Children experiencing more severe symptoms may also need steroids and in-hospital monitoring. However, use of antihistamines and epinephrine are not helpful because FPIES works through a different mechanism than a “regular” IgE mediated allergy. Families may be able to manage mild reactions at home with oral electrolyte rehydration (e.g., Pedialyte®). Because it’s a serious condition, in the event of an emergency, the correct treatment is...
   
 
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