Why Do Some People Question Whether Food Allergies Are Real?
03-22-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Why Do Some People Question Whether Food Allergies Are Real?

Here’s a maddening scenario: Your young daughter has made a new friend and has been invited over to her house to have a sleepover. You want your daughter to have a fun experience and be Read More

Recent Legislation Improves Access to Epinephrine
03-20-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Recent Legislation Improves Access to Epinephrine

For children with food allergies, packing their epinephrine carrying case is as important as remembering to pack their lunch. Epinephrine is a constant companion to school, on field trips, to sports practice and on virtually Read More

Are These Bad Habits Actually Protecting Your Kids From Allergies?
03-16-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Are These Bad Habits Actually Protecting Your Kids From Allergies?

Nail biting and thumb sucking are habits most parents try to nip in the bud before they become ingrained habits. But a recent study noted a 30 to 40 percent decrease in the development of Read More

How Do You Know If Your Child Has Outgrown an Allergy?
03-13-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

How Do You Know If Your Child Has Outgrown an Allergy?

It’s the hope of all parents of kids with food allergies that their children will outgrow their allergies. Food allergies can cause such stress and anxiety due to the life-threatening nature of an anaphylactic reaction, Read More

Could Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Increase Risk of Food Allergies?
03-10-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Could Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Increase Risk of Food Allergies?

Studies have been conducted that link secondhand smoke exposure to respiratory ailments, such as asthma or allergic rhinitis, in children. Curiously, an association between secondhand smoke exposure and non-respiratory concerns also exists. Most recently, scientists Read More

Food Allergy Research Roundup, Spring 2017
03-06-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Food Allergy Research Roundup – Spring 2017

Researchers around the world continue to work tirelessly to determine the cause of food allergies in hopes of developing a viable treatment. Here’s the latest information published in the first quarter of 2017. Lifelong Allergic Read More

What is oral immunotherapy?
03-02-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

What Is Oral Immunotherapy?

If your child is allergic to pollen, pet dander, grass and other non-food allergens, he or she can get allergy shots, also known as allergy immunotherapy. Allergy immunotherapy works by introducing a miniscule amount of Read More

Did You Know Not All Ambulances Carry Epinephrine?
02-16-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Did You Know Not All Ambulances Carry Epinephrine?

It’s always a relief to know that you have a back-up plan in case of an emergency. And for many food allergy parents, calling for an ambulance is the ultimate back-up plan. Emergency personnel are Read More

A Food Allergy Video Game May Make Important Lessons Stick
02-14-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

A Food Allergy Video Game May Make Important Lessons Stick

Ask any teacher the best way to keep students engaged with the material, and they are likely to say “Make it fun!” Games are a truly effective teaching tool, and thanks to technology, there are Read More

Are Your Children Likely to Have the Same Food Allergies?
02-09-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Are Your Children Likely to Have the Same Food Allergies?

Once one of your children is diagnosed with a food allergy, it’s perfectly natural to start worrying even more about your other children. Will they have the same food allergy? Or will they have a Read More

Self-Care for Food Allergy Parents
02-07-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Self-Care for Food Allergy Parents

The word “self-care” should really be your best friend. It’s all about you and making sure you are healthy and happy. Trouble is, it is a LOT easier said than done. Self-care takes practice! Food Read More

Allergy Testing: Why You Should See an Allergist, and What to Expect
02-03-2017 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Allergy Testing: Why You Should See an Allergist, and What to Expect

  It’s normal to trust your child’s pediatrician with various tests, screenings and procedures. But allergy testing is best left to an allergist. As it turns out, nearly half of all primary care doctors ordered Read More