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Food Diary For Allergies and Symptoms – Free Download!

A food diary is one of the best tools to figure out what foods you or your child are allergic or sensitive to. Your allergist can perform blood tests and skin prick tests that will help you determine any allergies. But, as the doctors will tell you, those tests are not 100 percent accurate. You may test positive for an allergy to peanuts, but maybe you’ve been eating them without noticing any reaction. Or, your child’s test may be negative for a milk allergy, but you suspect she wheezes when she has dairy products. That eczema that won’t go away even...

Having a Child With Asthma or Reactive Airway Disease - Fearless Food Allergy Mom

I Know How to Use a Stethoscope, or, Having a Child With Asthma or Reactive Airway Disease

When a child has breathing issues, it’s scary. Unfortunately, my children have been to the emergency room and admitted to the hospital more times than I care to think about. Thankfully, they are both doing rather well now. Here are some things I have learned along the way about having a child with asthma or reactive airway disease. (Remember that I am not a doctor or nurse so, please, always consult with your child’s pediatrician regarding your child!) ♦  Asthma or Reactive Airway Disease? Breathing problems in children under 6 are usually not diagnosed as “asthma” because they cannot accurately gauge...

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How to Prepare for a Storm When You Have Food Allergies and Asthma

“French toast alert!”  That cracks me up.  It refers to the panic before snowstorms where everyone rushes to the store to buy bread, milk and eggs. With our food allergies, my storm shopping list is a little different! Also, having a child with asthma has its own concerns in the face of a nasty Nor’Easter. A blizzard is heading this way tonight and people are practically killing each other in the parking lots and aisles of grocery and home improvement stores to get prepared.  I shopped in case we get snowed in or lose power for a long time, especially...