How Fruit Allergies Differ From Other Food Allergies
05-16-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

How Fruit Allergies Differ From Other Food Allergies

Although no fruits are among the infamous Top 8 food allergens, reactions to fruits are somewhat common. However, they manifest in a slightly different way and are linked to environmentally allergies. Fruit Allergies and Pollen Read More

Spice Allergies: Uncommon but Real
05-11-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Spice Allergies: Uncommon but Real

Only 2 to 3 percent of the population is believed to be allergic to spices or seasonings. And if you think about the sheer number of different spices and herbs that are available, it’s no Read More

Do Food Allergies Impact Children’s Growth?
05-09-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Do Food Allergies Impact Children’s Growth?

Like your parents before you, you probably have had dozens of conversations (or perhaps arguments) with your children about the importance of eating healthy meals. You find yourself sounding like a broken record week after Read More

Unusual Ways Children May Describe an Allergic Reaction
04-27-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Unusual Ways Children May Describe an Allergic Reaction

Children are very creative and descriptive, despite (or perhaps because of) their limited vocabulary. That means they sometimes describe sensations and pains in ways that don’t match what you might read in medical literature. Allergic Read More

4 Must-Have Food Allergy Apps
04-25-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

4 Must-Have Food Allergy Apps

Smartphones have become such an integral part of our everyday lives that it’s hard to imagine they’ve been around for only about a decade. What on earth did we do without everything at our fingertips? Read More

Is It Possible to Be Allergic to All Food?
04-20-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Is It Possible to Be Allergic to All Food?

Some people have multiple food allergies that make it tricky to find foods that are suitable for them to eat and provide enough nutritional variety. For such individuals, it can definitely feel like they are Read More

When Culture and Food Allergies Collide
04-17-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

When Culture and Food Allergies Collide

There’s an unfortunate stereotype that exists in the minds of people who aren’t familiar with food allergies: “It’s a phenomenon that only affects rich white kids, whose parents spoil them and their picky eating.” It’s Read More

Are Food Allergies Contagious?
04-14-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Are Food Allergies Contagious?

People familiar with food allergies may roll their eyes at the question, and yet it is an undeniably common one: are food allergies contagious? Fortunately, food allergies can’t be spread like the common cold. Your Read More

Is the Anesthetic Propofol Dangerous for People With Soy or Egg Allergies?
04-12-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Is the Anesthetic Propofol Dangerous for People With Soy or Egg Allergies?

Food allergens show up in some unexpected places. For example, did you know that the common general anesthetic Propofol (also known as Dipivan) contains soybean oil and egg proteins? Propofol is administered intravenously and is Read More

Allergy Sniffing Dogs: Could Your Child Benefit?
04-09-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Allergy Sniffing Dogs: Could Your Child Benefit?

Dogs are incredible animals, and in more ways than one! They provide companionship, are easy to train and happen to have an astonishing precise sense of smell. All of those factors combine to transform dogs Read More

Overwhelmed When Grocery Shopping for Food Allergies? This Site Can Help!
04-05-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Overwhelmed When Grocery Shopping for Food Allergies? This Site Can Help!

As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. The creators of the Sage Project were frustrated and overwhelmed when grocery shopping and reading label after label after label only to be confused by Read More

20 Celebrities With Peanut Allergies, Plus 10 Famous Peanut Allergy Parents
04-03-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

20 Celebrities With Peanut Allergies, Plus 10 Famous Peanut Allergy Parents

Fame and fortune don’t help much when it comes to food allergies! (Although a personal chef would admittedly be fabulous!!) Worrying about cross-contamination, avoiding hidden ingredients, explaining dietary needs to waiters at restaurants, and explaining Read More