Posted by Food Allergies by Marlena Delgado Coen

No school is food allergy safe. 

No school is food allergy safe. 

Trying to educate  teachers about food allergens continues to be quite challenging to say the least. For most parents the only choice is to teach the child how to live with food allergies. At the age of two, I started taking my child to the supermarket almost daily to help him visually learn what he … Continue reading

What is epipen?

What is epipen?

What is Epipen®. Today, Epipen is the most recognized brand name #epinephrine auto-injector in the US. It is a medical device used to deliver a measured dose (or doses) of epinephrine (also known as adrenaline) using autoinjector technology, most frequently for the treatment of acute #allergic reactions to avoid or treat the onset of #anaphylactic … Continue reading

Must have when traveling with food allergies.

Must have when traveling with food allergies.

Most essential safety net when traveling with food allergies is to carry allergy free snacks especially during transit.  A food allergic reaction could rapidly escalate to anaphylaxis therefore food allergic individuals must carry the epinephrine injectors at all times.  Must self carry them, not inside a carry-on or a bag pack, but inside and undergarment … Continue reading

When to use an Epipen.

If your doctor gave you a prescription for an Epipen do not hesitate to use it. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can quickly escalate and become severe in minutes. Follow your instincts. The minute you start asking, “should I use the epi pen” it probably means you need to use it. Symptoms of an allergic … Continue reading

Could using an #asthma inhaler and other allergy medications trigger a severe  #peanut #soy or #milk anaphylaxis reaction?

Could using an #asthma inhaler and other allergy medications trigger a severe #peanut #soy or #milk anaphylaxis reaction?

Articles about asthma inhalers containing peanuts continue to worry #food allergic individuals and especially parents of small children with severe #anaphylaxis #food allergies. Few years ago the concern was that inhalers contained soy, then peanuts. Were peanuts part of the inactive ingredients in albuterol inhalers or was it all a confusion? There was never a … Continue reading