Don’t let food allergies ruin your child’s school year

Don’t let food allergies ruin your child’s school yearJust like meeting homework deadlines and figuring out transportation to and from extracurricular activities, managing your child’s food allergies at school requires planning.

Food allergies affect 4-6 percent of children in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Incredibly, eight foods are responsible for 90 percent of all allergic …Click here to continue reading

Don’t let seasonal allergies ruin spring for children

Tips to keep the affects of allergies and asthma at bay during pollen seasonGoodbye, winter. Be gone and take your polar vortex with you! Hello, spring. Bring the warm temperatures and sunshine, but take it easy on the pollen count, OK?

The truth is, there isn’t much we can do about plants and trees releasing pollen into the air. While this natural flowering process gives rise to all the beautiful vegetation that makes …Click here to continue reading

Eating treats with caution this Easter

If you or your children have food allergies, you know how important it is to watch what you eat. And with Easter right around the corner, those baskets of treats sure can be tempting. Personally, I’m huge fan of jelly beans! But food allergies mean you have to be extra …Click here to continue reading

Prepare for summer fun and food allergies

School’s out and  summer camps, vacations, play dates, barbeques and picnics are here. While a lot of fun, these events can be difficult if your child has food allergies.

Do your homework. Plan ahead for activities and camps that your child will be attending. Contact the person in charge of the event as soon as you sign your child up. Tell him or her about your child’s food allergies. Ask about how they handle kids with food allergies. Ask …Click here to continue reading

Are allergies bothering you? You’re not alone!

Welcome to spring! This is the time of year that flowering plants and trees release pollen into the air, and it’s making some people miserable. In many parts of the U.S., 2010 is shaping up to be an especially bad year for allergy sufferers. There’s a lot of sneezing, nose blowing and itchy, watery eyes out there.

Weather conditions affect how much pollen is in the air. Trees and flowers are blooming earlier this year because of the warm days we’ve had. Rain will clear the air of pollen and strong winds may take pollen higher up into the atmosphere. Pollen is likely to cause the most trouble on sunny, warm days with a light breeze.

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