Tuesday, July 08, 2008

My daughter’s food allergy and food allergies in the news

Well my daughter is sick and last night I gave her benedryl so she could breathe since she was so congested. So now I have rescheduled our allergy appt to next Friday. She can’t have benedryl in 7 days before the skin test. So we will wait another week to find out what all she is allergic to in addition to peanuts.

I have been reading more about food allergies and to my pleasure, many mainstream publications have stories about them this month. It can only help educate people about how serious food allergies are with kids. I can’t imagine worrying about my daughter’s safety in the cafeteria at school, but in a few years, I will be right there with these parents.

Newsweek My Turn: A Plea for My Daughterhttp://www.newsweek.com/id/139437

Newsweek Fear and Allergies in the Lunchroomhttp://www.newsweek.com/id/62296?tid=relatedcl

The 411 on Food Allergies - Quiz - Know your food allergy facts?http://www.newsweek.com/id/62097?tid=relatedcl

RedbookWorried About Food Allergies?http://www.redbookmag.com/home/worried-about-food-allergies

Trace Adkins has an article in June Redbook about his daughter’s allergies - here is an excerpt from People Magazine:Trace Adkins Opens Up About His Daughter’s Near-Death Allergic Reactionhttp://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20202611,00.html

BabyCenter Food Allergies Forum - I have received great support from wonderful momshttp://boards.babycenter.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?nav=messages&webtag=bcus9266

I am a new Trace Adkins fan!

From CMT: Trace Adkins is working with the two U.S. senators from Tennessee to promote legislation to assist schools in protecting 2.2 million children nationwide who suffer from life-threatening food allergies. Adkins, whose 6-year-old daughter Brianna suffers from severe food allergies, raised public awareness of the problem while raising money for the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) as a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, both Republicans, announced Monday (June 9) they will co-sponsor the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act to develop voluntary guidelines for schools to prevent exposure to food allergens and ensure a prompt response when a student suffers a potentially fatal reaction. The bill also calls for grants to be provided to implement food allergy management guidelines in public schools. Noting that he and his wife have been seeking this legislation for more than three years, Adkins said, “There have been no consistent standardized guidelines to help schools safely manage students with their food allergies. This bill will help keep kids safe while at school and parents will be more at ease knowing an action plan is in place.”

From www.Kidswithfoodallergies.orgHeed ALL warning statements

“There are now two studies that indicate may contains do contain the allergens in 10% of cases and that it does NOT matter if the statement says: may contain, run on shared lines with, or processed in a facility with, or processed in a facility that also processes “


Jeric said...

You could also use natural remedies to treat congestion in kids and likewise with allergies. Tissue salts such as Kali phos and Mag phos can naturally tone the respiratory tract and this formula is available with standardized herbal supplements.

The onset of allergies can likewise be prevented with the administration of herbal supplements intended to reinforce the developing immune system of children.

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Allergy Life In Loudoun said...

Maybe seasonal allergies, but the onset of FOOD allergies cannot be prevented with herbal supplements. You're pre disposed to have them or not. I've heard that studies have shown that with pro biotics, the length of food allergies can be reduced. And that's if the individual is lucky enough to outgrow food allergies.