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How long does it take for a food allergy flare to leave your body?

tags: food allergy flare

posted 2 days ago by A MyFoodAllergyTeam User
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That is a good question and very helpful to hear the answers. I would have guessed 3 days to go through your system is how long normal food passes… read more

posted about 8 hours ago

Is anyone traveling for the holidays? Any tips you would share?

tags: travel tips

posted 8 days ago by A MyFoodAllergyTeam User
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If you’re driving, you can bring a cooler with precut or prepared foods with flatware. If you are flying, you can bring prepared foods but no liquids… read more

posted 6 days ago

Anyone have Lunch ideas for eating during work training?

I will be out of town for training with my work. I will be at a facility that will provide meals. I have never had success with eating when someone has catered the food in. I will not have access safe restaurants and will not have my own transportation nor familiarity with the area to try to venture away on my own. I am looking for something that I can brown bag to take to eat at the hotel and during the conference. I have Peanut, Tree Nut, Shellfish and… read more

tags: Brown Bag lunch Shellfish Allergy Peanut Allergy Tree Nut Allergy iodine allergy

posted 14 days ago by A MyFoodAllergyTeam User

What about a home made trail mix that doesn't contain your food allergens, fruit, and any vegetable that might keep well without refrigeration?

My… read more

posted 7 days ago

What’s the best analogy you used for a family member to understand food allergies?

posted 15 days ago by A MyFoodAllergyTeam User
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I have them taste different food that's gluten, soy, egg amd dairy free compared to what they eat. I also explain visually and vocally about my… read more

posted about 10 hours ago

Where do you shop for safe food?

I live a very small community without many food shopping options. Do any of you know of a allergy friendly online food store?

posted 15 days ago by A MyFoodAllergyTeam User

Local Farmers Markets are typically the safest place for us to get safe fruits and vegetables. We can talk to the farming staff to find out exactly what… read more

posted 7 days ago

What can i use in place of garlic in recipes?

I have a friend who suffers from severe allergy to garlic. I do read labels, and try at all times to avoid anything with garlic, but I have many recipes which call for garlic. Can anyone suggest a substitute so that I can safely prepare these items without risk to my friend?

tags: garlic allergy

posted 19 days ago by A MyFoodAllergyTeam User

I don't like onions very much so I often use extra garlic instead of onions in a recipe, I wonder if it could work the other way also? Maybe add a… read more

posted 14 days ago

Are you planning to attend any holiday events? How do you keep yourself safe?

tags: holiday events

posted 23 days ago by A MyFoodAllergyTeam User
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I always let people, especially the hosts know. I ask lots of questions about foods others brought. I always bring something safe for me to eat to share… read more

posted 15 days ago

Travel to India

Hello all. My family is considering a temporary move to India, with most time spent in New Dehli. Our 8-year-old is allergic to walnut, hazelnut, pecan and cashew.

Has anyone lived in or travelled extensively in India who can provide insight on tree nut allergy management? Specifically, I'm wondering about:
-Is it easy to communicate with restaurant staff re: nuts?
-Are tree nuts prevalent in Indian cuisine? (my research only turned up cashew as common)
-Are international schools experienced and… read more

tags: India Tree Nuts

posted about 1 month ago by A MyFoodAllergyTeam User
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I would narrow in on an international school in New Dehli and then contact them. I was recently looking at international schools in Singapore and there… read more

posted about 1 month ago

What are some of your favorite holiday recipes using alternative ingredients?

posted about 1 month ago by A MyFoodAllergyTeam User
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Some recipes that I use call for worschershjre sauce and I don't know if you ever read the ingredients on the back label. Well one main ingredient is a… read more

posted 28 days ago

Can someone please suggest a website to order medical ID to tell people about my allergies?

I have very bad allergies to all NUTS and when I react my reaction is so bad I loose all sense of awareness I need to order a medical band to show people I have allergies and an Epi-pen so j can get help when needed.

tags: medical bracelets

posted about 1 month ago by A MyFoodAllergyTeam User
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https://shop.getmyid.com/
This is a silicone bracelet with a link to your (self provided) medical history. You update thus yoursrlf so you don't have to… read more

posted about 1 month ago
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