Attending a baseball game is a long-standing summer tradition for many individuals and families. More and more baseball teams are recognizing that attending a game is challenging for people with peanut allergies and now offer special peanut-aware events. The Oakland A’s have even gone so far as to offer a dedicated peanut-sensitive suite at… Continue reading 2017 Peanut-Sensitive Baseball Games
Guest author Jennifer Studer Daley Since I was diagnosed with food allergies over five years ago, I have struggled to educate a handful of family and friends on the lifestyle changes I’ve had to make and may continue to make. Below you will find what I’ve discovered are the best ways for instructing your loved… Continue reading Tips for Educating Your Friends and Family About Food Allergies
Worldwide, about 44,000 medical emergencies take place on commercial airline flights each year. Allergic reactions are currently estimated to account for 2 percent to 4 percent of these medical events, or roughly 900 to 1,800 in-flight reactions annually. A brief 2017 review article in the World Allergy Organization Journal (WAOJ) advises that travelers at risk… Continue reading Requesting Accommodation and Limiting Exposure Decreases Risk of In-Flight Allergic Reaction
You know the routine inside and out. Now you have to communicate it to visitors to your home. When Grandma and Grandpa or other relatives come to visit, it’s important for them to understand allergen avoidance and how to respond in an emergency. Explain the allergy, which foods to avoid, and the safety precautions you follow at home. Describe… Continue reading Tips for Communicating with Grandparents and Other Visiting Relatives
By Jonathan Spergel, MD Epinephrine auto-injectors have been in the news, recently. The rising cost over the last several years have surprised many families as they renew the prescription for back to school. The questions arise for many patients are 1) What are the options available to me? 2) Can we use an expired one?… Continue reading Epinephrine: Answers to Key Questions on Alternatives, Expiration and Need
Allergenic foods can hide in unexpected places. In fact, a search through your medicine cabinet might uncover products made with milk, egg, wheat or soy. But do highly refined drug ingredients, such as the lactose powder used in some asthma inhalers, represent a threat to individuals with food allergies? Food-derived ingredients are used in many… Continue reading Food-Based Substances in Inhalers and Vaccines: Can They Trigger Allergic Reactions?
During the Back-to-School season, and throughout the year, FARE is fortunate to have the support of many companies who generously sponsor our programs and donate a portion of their proceeds to our organization. By supporting these food allergy-friendly companies, you are supporting FARE’s mission and the food allergy community. Start shopping, and making a difference,… Continue reading Back to School Shopping Guide