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I Have Celiac Disease. I’m Not Sure It Is Classified As An “allergy” Or Not.

I Have Celiac Disease. I’m Not Sure It Is Classified As An “allergy” Or Not.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

What they said is absolutely correct! However... try explaining that to a "muggle" or someone who doesn't have the disease like we do and they are as confused as you were. Its easier to just say "I… read more

posted over 4 years ago

How To Handle School Lunches

How To Handle School Lunches

My daughter went on a field trip and wanted a school bagged lunch. Our previous school district was great with separating lunches for allergies. Yesterday my daughter had PB&J in her lunch. She rolled with it very well. Tried to tell the teachers, but she said nothing happened. Her lunch was raisins, chips, and an apple. She said it was ok because she was full after that. So happy she spoke up and made good choices, but worried it could have been worse. Will be talking with the school tomorrow… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Kudos to you for teaching your child to self advocate & understand her allergies.

posted about 4 years ago

Has Anyone Ever Traveled To Mexico? My Son Has So Many Allergies That We Never Eat Out.

Has Anyone Ever Traveled To Mexico? My Son Has So Many Allergies That We Never Eat Out.

He typically eats chicken, pork and ground beef. Rice, corn and potatoes are fine. I just want to be able to shop at the Walmart in Mazatlan and know that their labeling is accurate. This is a huge leap of faith for me and I'm scared.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

tengo allerjia a la leche y mariscos y pescado y fresas y soja y cerdo works for me

posted about 5 years ago

Hello, Could You Tell Me Which Is More Accurate...the Skin Prick Test Or A Blood RAST Test Please? Thank You

Hello, Could You Tell Me Which Is More Accurate...the Skin Prick Test Or A Blood RAST Test Please? Thank You

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

The skin tests are more susceptible to errors if you've taken any allergy medication, even days before. Whereas the blood test is not affected.

posted about 4 years ago

Chef Cards

Chef Cards

Suggestion on how to help your server in a restaurant be sure you don't get something you shouldn't have
CHEF CARDS

I have posted this before, but perhaps time to do so again. https://www.foodallergy.org/sites/default/files...

You can download these cards which you customize with your allergies or food intolerances. Laminate them and give one to your server when you go out to eat and ask them to show the chef. If you have foods that would require you to use your epipen if eaten - be… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

It has made it so much easier to feel safe when ordering food at a restaurant!

posted over 3 years ago

Parents Of Young Children With Extreme Allergies, Have Any Of You Felt Comfortable Sending Your Child To Preschool?

Parents Of Young Children With Extreme Allergies, Have Any Of You Felt Comfortable Sending Your Child To Preschool?

My daughter will be 3 in December and we are considering starting her in preschool this January. She has extreme allergies to all dairy, peanuts, all tree nuts, eggs and sesame. Even secondhand touch will give her a reaction. If a kid eats any of those foods and doesn't wash up after, then touches an object my daughter will have a reaction if she touches that object next. If she didn't have allergies I would be excited for her to start preschool, but I'm not sure its worth the risk at this age.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Make sure she understands not to take or trade food with other students.

posted about 4 years ago

Does Anyone Have Any Tips For Air Travel With A Allergic Toddler?

Does Anyone Have Any Tips For Air Travel With A Allergic Toddler?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

If allergens are air born, place the mask over child's face. We are doing that every time flying.

posted over 2 years ago

Where Do You Shop For Safe Food?

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?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I also use Thrive.

posted over 2 years ago

How Do You Explain To Restaurants That You Have Food Allergies And How Do You Know They Listen Yo You?

How Do You Explain To Restaurants That You Have Food Allergies And How Do You Know They Listen Yo You?

How do you explain to restaurants that you have food allergies and how do you know they listen yo you? I have a selected few restaurants I go to, and when I have to go to a new one I feel like my life is in danger...which it technically is (hehe) seeing as my anaphalaxis has reached a point where I have an epipen with me at all times, and even then I do not have long to get to a doctor...just wondering how everyone else copes with restaurants and take away places...

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Good for you

posted 10 months ago

Any Tips On Navigating The Adult Social World With Food Allergies? Such As Dinner Invites?

Any Tips On Navigating The Adult Social World With Food Allergies? Such As Dinner Invites?

I'm thinking forward 15+ years to when my daughter and her husband get invited to a friend's house for dinner. How would she accept if she doesn't know them well enough to trust their cooking to be safe? Does she just always offer to host? Bring her own food? Eat before coming over?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Make sure they know about your food allergies and always bring at least one dish with you so you know you can eat it safely. Also, we have shown up late and already feed. If they are good friends… read more

posted almost 6 years ago