Fast fixes for food allergies

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Be prepared for any emergency. 

  • Be diligent about checking food labels for allergens. You will continually have to do this as your child grows and eats
    different foods.
  • Birthday parties and play-dates can be a minefield. Try to find out the menu and check for potential allergens. To be on the
    safe side, bring along a pre-prepared meal.
  • Make sure that friends, the school and family are aware of your child’s allergy. Everyone in your child’s life needs to know how
    to handle an emergency.
  • As your child grows up, make him aware of the allergy so that he becomes self-trained in avoiding foods that spark the issue.
    It will also help him understand the importance of taking his medication. Show him how to use it and teach him a simple way of explaining his allergy to friends.
  • Create a little buzz around the allergy. Make it a special thing rather than something that separates him from others.  

Good to know

Compile a little carry-card that goes everywhere with your child with this information:

  • The food that causes the allergy.
  • Symptoms of allergic reaction. 
  • Treatment in an emergency.
  • Your contact information.

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