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How to Travel with Food Allergies: Tips from Experts

We all know traveling in airports can be stressful, especially during a busy time like Spring Break or the holidays. Add a food allergy on top and things could get messy. But we’ve talked to food allergy experts to give you some helpful advice to ensure a smooth ride, including tips on how to prepare for air travel, how to handle airport restaurants and best measures to take on the plane.... Read more

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  • Secondhand Smoke Linked to Food Allergies in Kids

    Exposure to secondhand smoke in the first few weeks of life could boost the risk that kids will develop food allergies, a new study suggests. "Early life exposure to secondhand smoke is a well-established risk factor for asthma and, in some studies, for allergic sensitization and eczema in children," said study co-author Anna Bergstrom. She is from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.... Read more
  • Didactic sessions enhance school personnel's food allergy knowledge

    A didactic educational session led to a significant improvement in how much private school employees knew about food allergies, regardless of their education level and whether they were a parent, according to findings presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. ... Read more
  • What to do when your child has an allergy emergency

    When kids are at risk of severe allergic reactions, all their caregivers should have a written action plan and epinephrine auto-injectors readily available, according to new reports from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The reports include a new “universal” action plan for doctors to give parents, to help ensure they’re ready to manage a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis.... Read more

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