|"Have immediate access to your medicine in case of an emergency.
Carry your life saving medication ON you at ALL times"
|Always try to keep a journal of the foods you eat
Several times I noticed that the chicken nuggets I always
bought had different ingredients depending on where the
product was manufactured. It is quite common for food
allergy parents to make the mistake of purchasing
packaged foods to later find out when they read them again
at home that they contain an offending ingredient which
they didn't catch when they first check them at supermarket.
Peanut schools haven't been around for that long.
Less than ten years ago the concept of allergy free zones or
peanut free schools was just a concept that was been
tested by a handful of and trying to educate school nurses
and teachers about anaphylaxis allergic reactions was quite
a challenge to say the least. Moms had to figure out ways to
teach their children how to take care of themselves and find
ways to help them self carry and hide the epinephrine auto
injectors under their clothing. The good that came out of this
lack of knowledge is that most of these children continue to
carry their Epipen throughout there lives. Therefore, even if
a school is peanut
free or has an Epipen in every classroom children with
anaphylaxis school years.
Teaching a toddler what they can or can't eat. At the
age of two, I started taking my child to the supermarket
almost daily to help him visually learn what he could and
could not eat. Learning to read as earlier as possible was a
necessity, so the summer prior to entering kindergarten we
hire a tutor to teach him how to read. By age four, he was
reading labels and could tell if it was safe to eat the food.
Explain to kids that f if there is no label or they can't read it
is OK not to eat. "Better hungry than risk your life" Parents
have to understand that no matter how terrible it feels to tell
a child too stay hungry, is better to do so than to expose
them to the risk of ingesting foods that can trigger a severe
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