How to Overcome Obstacles to Carrying and Using Epinephrine Injectors
11-22-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

How to Overcome Obstacles to Carrying and Using Epinephrine Injectors

The epinephrine auto-injector, commonly referred to by the brand name EpiPen, is a device that delivers life-saving medicine to someone experiencing anaphylaxis. If you have a child with a food allergy that has caused anaphylaxis, Read More

Food Allergies in Developing Countries
11-20-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Food Allergies in Developing Countries

Food allergies have largely been found to be a major health issue in developed and western countries. Data suggest that food allergies are less common in developing regions of the world, but there may be Read More

The Genetics of Allergies – Will You Pass on Food Allergies to Your Kids?
11-17-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

The Genetics of Allergies – Will You Pass on Food Allergies to Your Kids?

Living with food allergies, and related conditions like asthma and eczema, is difficult and potentially means having a lifelong burden. And if you are thinking of having children, it’s natural to be concerned that you Read More

How Anaphylaxis Can Differ in Adults and Children
11-08-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

How Anaphylaxis Symptoms Can Differ in Adults and Children

Anaphylaxis is the life-threatening reaction that some people may have in response to an allergen. It can cause severe symptoms that may lead to death if not treated immediately. Anaphylaxis is generally the same in Read More

So Your Child’s New Best Friend is Food Allergic—What Now?
11-06-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

So Your Child’s New Best Friend is Food Allergic—What Now?

If your family has avoided food allergies, consider yourselves lucky. But, up to six percent of children in the U.S. have one or more food allergies, so chances are you will encounter this issue through Read More

Brexit and Risks to Food Safety in the UK
10-31-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Brexit and Risks to Food Safety in the UK

When the British public voted for Brexit, to exit the European Union, there were many questions. An important question that many people asked once the vote was cast was about food safety. Would the UK Read More

Milk Allergy and Lactose Intolerance Are Not the Same
10-25-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Milk Allergy and Lactose Intolerance Are Not the Same

The distinction between food allergy and food intolerance is important. While intolerance can cause discomfort and serious medical issues, a food allergy can actually be life-threatening. Lactose intolerance is one of the most common food Read More

"Ask Cathy" Food Allergy Advice
10-18-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

“Ask Cathy” Food Allergy Advice: Is Kissing Cross-Contamination?

Dear Cathy, I’m in high school and just started dating. My boyfriend knows that I have food allergies and has been really sweet about making sure there’s always something safe for me to eat. But Read More

Top Airlines’ Food Allergy Policies
10-17-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Top Airlines’ Food Allergy Policies

Just leaving the house with a food-allergic child can be stressful and scary, but traveling and flying on an airplane can be a downright nightmare for parents. It shouldn’t have to be that way, though. Read More

Solving the Mystery of Idiopathic Anaphylaxis
10-12-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Solving the Mystery of Idiopathic Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a scary and life-threatening immune system response to an allergen. It causes rapid swelling that can make breathing difficult and then impossible. If you or your child has an allergy, you can be Read More

"Ask Cathy" Food Allergy Advice
10-11-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

“Ask Cathy” Food Allergy Advice: Taking Risky Chances with Allergens

Dear Cathy, My 14-year-old daughter is starting to rebel but is doing so in a completely dangerous way. She is allergic to milk, eggs and peanuts and has been since she was a toddler. I Read More

Inflammation May Connect Autism and Food Allergies
10-05-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Inflammation May Connect Autism and Food Allergies

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are being diagnosed more now than in the past, mirroring the rise in food allergy diagnoses. In fact, children with ASDs are more likely to have a food allergy. These and Read More