When You Have an Allergy to Plastic Water Bottles – A Follow-Up
06-15-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

When You Have an Allergy to Plastic Water Bottles – A Follow-Up

By Kristen Chandler Previously, we published an article on plastic allergies, specifically an allergy to plastic water bottles. The response from our readers was unbelievable. Who knew that there were so many people affected by Read More

New Peanut Allergy Treatment Could Be FDA-Approved by Late 2018
06-12-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

New Peanut Allergy Treatment Could Be FDA-Approved by Late 2018

Aimmune Therapeutics, a company focused on allergy treatments and therapies, recently announced the promising results of its third phase clinical trial of a peanut allergy oral immunotherapy. The late stage trial met its goals and Read More

The Epipen SHortage
06-07-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

The EpiPen Shortage

By Kristen Chandler Australia and Canada have been dealing with an EpiPen shortage since earlier this year. At the end of April, EpiPen co-manufacturer Mylan announced that it did not anticipate the shortage to affect Read More

Summer 2018 Food Allergy Research Roundup
06-05-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Summer 2018 Food Allergy Research Roundup

The first part of 2018 has been a busy time for food allergy researchers. The latest studies show that there are promising treatments for peanut allergies being tested, that teens struggling with eczema may get Read More

Managing Eczema in the Summer
06-01-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Managing Eczema in the Summer

By Kristen Chandler Summertime means beach trips, pool fun, longer days and even more reason to eat ice cream and popsicles. But if your child deals with eczema, summer also could mean more eczema flare-ups. Read More

Current Food Allergy Statistics
05-29-2018 by My Kid's Food Allergies

Current Food Allergy Statistics

Collecting information on food allergies, such as prevalence and types, is important because it allows policy makers, healthcare workers, researchers and others to get a clearer picture of how allergies affect people and are changing. Read More

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