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We all know that an emergency situation can happen in a heartbeat, especially where food allergies are concerned. Here are some links to information on anaphylaxis that could save the life of you or a loved one:
- Need to find an allergist/immunologist? Look one up here at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
- Awesome FREE printable from Kids With Food Allergies Foundation created in collaboration with Allergy Home. The guide can be used to review key food allergy management principles and to inform other caretakers about your child's specific food allergies. This is a handy reference for play dates, birthday parties, camps and other drop-off situations. To download and print it, go here. More FREE guides available here.
- EpiPen Online Training for Anaphylaxis and Allergies (Thanks to Caroline of Grateful Foodie for sharing this via this post!)
- The Effects of Anaphylaxis on the Body on Healthline.com This is an interactive tool to help you learn more about anaphylaxis. Great resource!
- Allergic Reaction or Anaphylaxis: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment on Kids With Food Allergies, a Division of AAFA
- Four Missed Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Opportunities by Dr. Joshua Jacobs, presented on Grateful Foodie
- Anaphylaxis information on Food Allergy Table (This site also has a list of Food Allergy Terms that may be very helpful to you!)
- Green "Safe" and Red "Not Safe" customizable labels available at The Epi Family's Esty shop. Thank you, Caroline of Grateful Foodie, for sharing this information!
- Food Allergy Bullying: It's Not a Joke on FARE. Thank you, Caroline of Grateful Foodie, for sharing this information!
- Epinephrine Auto-Injector Confusion Explained by Caroline of Grateful Foodie (explains how you can receive a different auto-injector than you're used to at your pharmacy and where you can go to learn more about it). You can also read the follow-up article she wrote called More Important Epinephrine Auto-injector Info.
- Some helpful Canadian websites on anaphylaxis and allergies: Anaphylaxis Canada, Why Risk It and Safe4Kids.
- Restaurant Advocacy page on Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta (tells you how to educate restaurants as well as eat there safely and/or find safe ones). Thank you, Caroline of Grateful Foodie, for bringing this to my attention!
- Dining with Severe Allergies on anaphylaxis101.com. There is also a lot of other helpful information on anaphylaxis on this site as well.
- 10 Food Allergy Myths by Gina Clowes on Health Central. This is a great article to share with everyone you know! It covers some common misconceptions and is a great education tool!
- Here is a great article by Grateful Foodie about what you can do to help keep yourself or a loved one safe in the area of medication/anesthesia called In a Pill? Allergens in Medications. Definitely a must read!
- AvoidingMilkProtein.com has some great multiple food allergy blogs listed, as well as lots of specific info to particular food allergies. A great site for more info on avoiding allergens and finding information.
- Snack Safely is a great place to quickly check to see if your potential snack is safe or not for your allergens.
- Here's another fantastic resource from Caroline of Grateful Foodie about Food Allergen Labeling: Food Allergen Labeling.
If you know of any more articles I can add to this list, please send me an email. Thank you!