"Ask Cathy" Food Allergy Advice
07-17-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

“Ask Cathy” Food Allergy Advice: Resentful Siblings

Dear Cathy, I’m a mother of three boys, the youngest of whom has multiple food allergies. My older boys, who don’t have food allergies, have grown increasingly resentful of the attention we have to pay Read More

Can Acid Reflux Treatments Cause Food Allergies?
07-14-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Can Acid Reflux Treatments Cause Food Allergies?

The occurrence of acid reflux and its subsequent treatment is not something people generally associate with food allergies. But research has shown that there is in fact a connection. Acid reflux occurs when food that Read More

"Ask Cathy" Food Allergy Advice
07-12-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

“Ask Cathy” Food Allergy Advice: My Daughter Is Afraid To Go To School

  Dear Cathy, My 7-year-old daughter, who is allergic to peanuts, saw another child at school have an anaphylactic reaction. The staff knew what to do and administered epinephrine, but an ambulance was called and Read More

Summer 2017 Food Allergy Research Roundup
06-27-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Summer 2017 Food Allergy Research Roundup

New developments in the world of food allergies occur frequently. Below is some of the latest research on causes and treatment. Visit us again soon for more updates.   New Allergy Treatment Could Reduce or Read More

How To Manage Family Conflict About Food Allergies
06-21-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

How To Manage Family Conflict About Food Allergies

Learning that your child has food allergies can be very stressful. The fact that something so natural and essential to human existence— food—is also toxic to your child may seem unreal. Parents of food allergic Read More

Is The MMR Vaccine Safe For Egg Allergic Children?
06-19-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Is The MMR Vaccine Safe For Egg Allergic Children?

As a diligent food allergy aware parent, you have done everything you can think of to ensure your child avoids unsafe foods and has a safe environment in which to thrive. But have you considered Read More

Synthetic epinephrine
06-15-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Synthetic Epinephrine: A Life Saving Medication

Adrenaline, also known as epinephrine, naturally occurs in the body and creates a “fight or flight” response when people sense danger. When the body releases the hormone, epinephrine opens airways and acts as a bronchodilator Read More

How to Find An Allergy Friendly Summer Camp
06-13-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

How to Find An Allergy Friendly Summer Camp

Summer is upon us and our children are out of school and on to summer fun! Summer time activities often bring involvement in new sports and outdoor activities and the ever-anticipated summer camp. But depending Read More

Quick Tips for Managing Eczema
06-08-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Quick Tips for Managing Eczema

If you suffer from eczema, you are not alone. Roughly 32 million Americans are affected by the “dry-skin” condition. What happens is the skin cannot produce enough essential oils, which trap water and hold in Read More

Spice Allergies
05-29-2017 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

Why Fruit Allergies Differ From Other Food Allergies
05-22-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Why 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 environmental allergies. Fruit Allergies and Pollen Read More

How Nut Allergies Are Portrayed in Comics
05-18-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

How Nut Allergies Are Portrayed in Comics

It’s safe to say that all children are captivated by stories. Some choose to read chapter books, whereas others like to watch stories unfold on the TV screen. For other children, there’s nothing better than Read More