Category Archives: Food Allergies

Our approach food allergies since we have a child who is allergic to all nuts, as well as, peanuts (peanuts are a legume).

Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies

Do you have a family member with a nut allergy? My son is allergic to all nuts, including peanuts which are actually a legume. Since I love peanut butter cookies but cannot make them at my house,  I decided to … Continue reading

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Oral Allergy Syndrome

When my son was about 10 years old he began to complain that eating honeydew melon, apples, cherries, strawberries, and pears made his throat and inner ears itch. We didn’t know why our son was having this problem, but assumed … Continue reading

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Travel Tips for People with Food Allergies

Today I am posting travel tips for people with food allergies.  I took this information from the Select Wisely website and I think it is very useful.  See my previous post on “food allergies and travel” to find out more … Continue reading

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Food Allergies and Travel

Several years ago our family traveled to France for a summer vacation.  Since our son has a severe nut allergy we had many concerns about how we would keep him safe in a country where we did not speak the … Continue reading

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Food Allergies – Grades K-12

There are many worries when a child with food allergies enters school.  We thought about ways our son might get exposed to nuts and ways our son could learn how to prevent exposure to nuts. We always informed each of … Continue reading

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Food Allergies and Preschool

Once a child with food allergies is old enough to enter preschool and then primary school it seems like the risk of exposure to allergens goes up significantly. Before finalizing our son’s enrollment in preschool we checked with the teacher … Continue reading

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Food Allergies – Play Dates and Sleepovers

Sometime between the ages of 2 and 3 our son began to receive invitations for play dates and then as he entered primary school he was invited to sleepovers. Our son’s nut allergy once again reared its ugly head and … Continue reading

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Food Allergies – Eating Out

When you have a child with a food allergy of any sort, you really have to be careful when eating out. I’m sure for many parents the stress of eating out with a child who has food allergies is so … Continue reading

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Coping With Food Allergies Day to Day

One of the hardest parts of living with a food allergy is coping with the day to day stress of avoiding foods that contain that particular allergen.  We knew that nut exposure to our son’s skin would cause a burn … Continue reading

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Food Allergies – Treatment

Now that we had a definitive diagnosis for our son’s allergies to nuts and peanuts we had to think about how to treat his allergy. We quickly found out that there was really no cure for the allergy and our … Continue reading

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