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Summer Allergen Safety Reminders:

Spring and Summer usher in all kinds of fun outdoor activities, but are you remembering your food allergy safety? Firstly, the most important reminder: You MUST keep all Epinephrine Auto-Injectors at room temperature (Not less than 50 nor more than 104 degrees) This means You CAN NOT leave them in the car during the Summer!!! […]

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Caleb’s Allergy Test & Halloween!

I took Caleb in for new allergy testing this morning!~ Probably not the best way to start Halloween!~Poor kid! Caleb first did an asthma assessment, because of how often he was sick last year. Every cold ended up with antibiotics or Prednisone because with the combo of his asthma, his lungs were pneumonia sounding! Caleb will be starting […]

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Our Allergen List

I just realized some of you may wonder what all the allergens we have to avoid are, so I thought I would give you the list. Caleb has asthma, and is allergic to: Peanuts Treenuts Dairy Cats Has tested out of:  Beef Pork Canola Yeast Eggs Jacob is allergic to: Dairy Egg Peanut Treenuts Soy […]

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1st Grade Jitters

School will be starting here in a little over two weeks. In preparation of that I met with Caleb’s first grade teacher this morning just to introduce ourselves and talk about his food allergies, and to get to know her.  It is always a bit nerve-racking getting ready for school, getting all the paperwork updated […]

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Tasterie ~ Review

I have had the pleasure of chatting with Lama Rimawi, a Pediatrician, and founder of Tasterie.  She has come up with a safe, fun and fantastic way to help us find and try new foods, and avoid the dreaded food rut so many of us end up in!~ Dealing with food allergies, we often finally find […]

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Premae Allergen-free Skincare

I am so pleased to share this lovely company I have been in contact with,  Premae Skincare.  Owner/founder Clare Eluka was kind enough to send me some samples of her Clemensy Balm to use on Jacob’s eczema. It is nice because it doesn’t sting or irritate his skin!  Based in UK, Premae  manufactures face and […]

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1st of 504 Meetings

I meant to get Caleb’s 504 plan done last fall after school started; but with his younger brother getting his cancer diagnosis Caleb’s 504 plan hit the back burner! I had our first meeting with the school staff this morning, the guidance counselor, the assistant principal, the school nurse, and his current teacher.  I have to […]

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Flying the Un-Friendly Skies

Gina Clowes  of AllergyMoms website, http://allergymoms.com/index.php  is an allergy author and advocate. She recently was trying to fly with her two boys who have nut allergies. She spent $2200 on 4 tickets.  Then found out that American Airlines roast nuts in first class on flights.  Yes, with recirculated cabin air, on flights, no exit. I think […]

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Kindergarten

I took Caleb to school for Kindergarten screening today. I confess that I left the meeting not feeling very confident or assured about the ‘allergy-plan’ that is in place there. One of my issues is that the school is peanut free, but not tree nut free; and since Caleb is allergic to tree nuts, dairy […]

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NEJM Article-Anaphylaxis from Passive Transfer of Peanut Allergen in a Blood Product

The New England Journal of Medicine has published a report of a 6 year old boy who ended up with a full blown anaphylactic reaction to peanuts after receiving blood from a transfusion, from donors who had consumed peanuts the night before donating blood.  Please click on link to read full New England Journal of […]

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