By: Gina Clowes, National Director, Training and Community Outreach I watched in horror as hives and welts crawled up the side of my (then) two year-old son’s face. I had snacked on a granola bar that contained milk and nuts while out running errands. When I returned home, I kissed his little face as I… Continue reading Anaphylaxis Aftermath: 10 Important Steps to Take After an Allergic Reaction
Epinephrine should be prescribed for all patients at risk of experiencing a severe reaction (anaphylaxis). Epinephrine is the only medication that can reverse the symptoms of anaphylaxis. Recent findings from poster presentations given at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology reiterate the importance of having this life-saving medication available and… Continue reading New Findings on Epinephrine Availability and Use in Schools
As Spring Break season nears, we know many families and individuals with food allergies will be hitting the road for vacations. To help you prepare for your trip, we’ve put together an infographic checklist: Download FARE’s Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan. Download Infographic as PDF.
If you have been prescribed an epinephrine auto-injector because you or a family member is at risk of anaphylaxis, you should carry two devices with you at all times to make sure you have quick access to this life-saving medication. It’s also important to know how to correctly dispose of an auto-injector. Reasons for disposal… Continue reading How to Dispose of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
Suspected food allergies should always be evaluated, diagnosed, and treated by a qualified medical professional, such as a board-certified allergist. What is an allergist? According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), “An allergist / immunologist (commonly referred to as an allergist) is a physician specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage allergies, asthma and… Continue reading How to Find an Allergist
One year ago, FARE announced its new mission: to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. We are pleased to share a new video, “Food Allergy Voices: FARE’s Hope for the Future,” that captures the heart of our mission.… Continue reading [VIDEO] “Food Allergy Voices: FARE’s Hope for the Future”
Congratulations to New Jersey for becoming the 19th state to allow entities that serve the public to stock epinephrine auto-injectors (EAIs) for emergency use. A 4094, which allows entities such as youth camps, daycare facilities, restaurants and other public venues to keep EAIs on hand and gives access to them by employees who have completed… Continue reading Food Allergy Advocacy Update: January 2016