What is an Atopy Patch Test and Does my Child Need it?
05-24-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

What is an Atopy Patch Test and Does my Child Need it?

Parents of children with a tendency to develop allergies, especially food allergies, are eager to find out exactly what their children will react to. There are plenty of good tests available, but nothing is perfect. Read More

Major League Baseball Teams Make Efforts for Food-Allergic Fans to Enjoy Games
05-17-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Major League Baseball Teams Make Efforts for Peanut-Allergic Fans

Some things just seem to go together, and baseball games and peanuts are two of those things. The song Take Me Out to the Ballgame even says, “Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks.” However, with Read More

The Range of Allergic Reactions
05-15-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

The Range of Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions can range from mild skin or digestive issues to severe respiratory reactions and life-threatening anaphylaxis. Knowing if your child will or will not have a severe reaction to a food allergen on any Read More

Can Infections and Illness Affect Allergies?
05-10-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Can Infections and Illness Affect Allergies?

Anecdotal evidence abounds that being very sick, from either a viral or a bacterial infection, can change the way an individual experiences allergies. In some cases, people even claim to have developed a brand new Read More

Red Sneakers for Oakley School Days: Bringing Food Allergy Awareness to Schools
05-07-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Red Sneakers for Oakley School Days: Bringing Food Allergy Awareness to Schools

On November 26, 2016, 11-year-old Oakley Debbs passed away following a severe allergic reaction. While taking a break from playing with his sister and cousins, Oakley had eaten some cake, unaware that it contained traces Read More

Predicting Asthma in Children
05-01-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Predicting Asthma in Children: The Link to Dermatitis and Allergic Sensitization

It has long been known that there is a connection between atopic conditions, including food and airborne allergies, dermatitis and eczema, and asthma. A child who has one of these conditions is more likely to Read More

Marshmallow Allergy or Gelatin Allergy?
04-26-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Marshmallow Allergy or Gelatin Allergy?

Do you suspect that your child may be allergic to marshmallows? Marshmallows are basically composed of sugar, water, corn syrup, corn starch and gelatin. Since it is generally the protein in allergens that causes an Read More

Empowering Adolescents to Manage Food Allergies
04-24-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Empowering Adolescents to Manage Food Allergies

By Kristen Chandler Aside from being terrified that one of my children could have a severe allergic reaction at any time, I think the thing that scares me most about being a food allergy parent Read More

Mom-Developed App Simplifies Food-Allergic Snacking
04-13-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Mom-Developed App Simplifies Food-Allergic Snacking

Preventing food allergy reactions can be difficult and tiring as a parent with your little one under your own watch, let alone when your child is in the care of someone else. Food labels are Read More

Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines May Reduce Prevalence
04-10-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines May Reduce Prevalence

In the recent past, doctors, nutritionists and scientists recommended avoiding the introduction of foods that contain peanut ingredients to children until the age of three. Although this was suggested for all children, parents of children Read More

Is There a Link Between Childhood Antibiotic Use and Celiac Disease?
04-06-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Is There a Link Between Childhood Antibiotic Use and Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is more prevalent today than ever before. In the United States, celiac disease rates have increased by five times over the past few decades, leaving everyone to wonder why. We know that a Read More

Food Allergy Charities and Nonprofits
04-03-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Food Allergy Charities and Nonprofits

Food allergies affect nearly 200 million people around the world. In the U.S., one-in-13 children now have a food allergy. Every two minutes someone visits the emergency room due to a life-threatening food allergy-related anaphylactic Read More