I have a severe tree nut allergy, and I tried the challenge approach in the allergist's office. After 5 hours I ingested one whole almond, but because I did not show any symptoms in the office he told me I could eat almonds (ha, ha). I didn't have a reaction until 2 hours later. My tongue began swelling. Needless to say, I stay away from all tree nuts!
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
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...
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.
My son has atopic dermatitis that responds to nearly every allergenic substance out there. He has aversions to textures as he had to wear will sleeves with gloves for his first year of life. He will not try new foods, and is still at 3 eating mashed up dinners consisting of mostly root veg meat and gravy. He eats fruit pouches but will never put fruit in his mouth apart from the odd Apple slice which is not eaten only put to mouth.
I am worried about nutritional intake and feeling pressure from… read more
I am writing a book on raising children with deadly food allergies and I would like to know how other families handle sibling dynamics.
Suggestion on how to help your server in a restaurant be sure you don't get something you shouldn't have
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