Good news! Manufacturers of epinephrine auto-injectors have renewed their U.S. savings programs for 2018. Epinephrine is the only treatment for anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. It’s important to keep your prescriptions up to date. See a list of programs offered for various auto-injectors.
This flu season started early and is hitting hard. Experts say it’s not too late to get the flu shot. Even if the shot is not as effective this year, it can still reduce the severity of life-threatening complications. And if your child has an egg allergy, they can still get the flu shot. Read more about the recommendations.
Cast iron cookware is usually not washed with soap and water in order to keep its “seasoning.” Should those with food allergies be concerned about allergens left behind on cast iron pans after cooking? Our allergist answers this commonly asked question.
“AAFA’s Ask the Allergist” is a free service provided by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. KFA is a division of AAFA. Our allergist will answer your questions about managing food allergies, other allergies or asthma. Submit your question on our website.
A recent study shows that the medicine, omalizumab, may make oral immunotherapy treatments more effective for those with multiple food allergies. Our Medical Scientific Council answers questions about the treatment, the medicine and what this could mean for those with multiple food allergies.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that means class parties! Share your favorite non-food related craft, game or activity ideas. Together, we can make Valentine’s Day parties safer and more inclusive.
Changing schools can mean rethinking all of the accommodations in your child’s 504 plan. Middle school and high school can add many challenges such as multiple teachers, changing classes, clubs and activities, and food everywhere. If you have an older child, what situations did you encounter that surprised you?
Having a child diagnosed with a food allergy is scary for parents. Share your thoughts and suggestions on how to explain food allergies, anaphylaxis and epinephrine to a 4-year-old without scaring her.
Did you get Amazon gift cards as holiday gifts? While you spend them, you can also support KFA. Use our special link to Amazon.com, and up to 10 percent of your purchases will go to KFA at no cost to you! This is an easy way to help support the work we do.
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