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Food Allergy | How safe is your school?

Food Allergy | How safe is your school?

When our child entered Kindergarten, the concept of peanut free schools didn’t exist and trying to educate his teachers about food allergens was quite a challenge to say the least. My only choice was to teach our child how to live with food allergies.

At the age of two, I started taking him to the supermarket almost daily to help him visually learn what he could and could not eat. By age four, he was reading labels and could tell if it was safe to eat the food. “Better safe than sorry” continues to be our mantra. Not eating and...

How do I know if my child is having a food allergy anaphylaxis reaction?

How do I know if my child is having a food allergy anaphylaxis reaction?

Most parents of children who have had more than one food allergic reaction will tell you that symptoms are never the same. 
Common symptoms of a severe reactions, known as anaphylaxis or anaphylactic attack are: difficulty breathing , mouth/throat swelling,  loss of consciousness,  drop in blood pressure,  hives diarrhea, vomiting, cramping, and the list goes on.

What might seem at first like a simple rash could be a warning

Gluten, peanut, eagg, milk and soy free vitamins.

Here are some allergy free vitamins that some of our customers have recommended. 
These are available at Costco:

The label reads:

Power C
Gummy vitamins for adults
This product contains natural source colours and flavours. Contains no
wheat(gluten), milk, lactose, eggs, peanuts or soy.

They also make a multi-vitamin called MultiVites, Gummy vitamins for Adults.

Is the Epipen® better than the Auvi-Q®?

Many individuals with food allergies want to get the new smaller epinephrine auto injector talking device  Auvi-Q but not sure if they are ready to let go of the larger but so familiar Epipen's. If you are facing this dilemma start carrying both and/or alternate and soon you will be able to choose the one that works best for you.   Don't get stressed out trying to decide which is better because both are great. Focus on  what really matters which is to always carry two epinephrine auto injectors on you at all times....