Getting our Allergy to Food Halloween ON!

I officially am done with sweets and I still have four more days to Halloween and one more nut free treat to bake for my daughter's class.  I'm completely sugared out, but it was fun!  Halloween has been a roller coaster for my family.  First we LOVED Halloween  to no end and hosted many fun parties.  Then, my son was diagnosed with an allergy to food and anaphylaxis came into … [Read more...]

Allergic Reactions: Use Epi First Ask Questions Later

While trying to still absorb the tragic  food allergy death of young Giovanni last week, I emailed allergists, Joshua Jacobs and Allyson Tevrizian of the Allergy and Asthma Medical Group of the Bay Area (San Francisco East Bay) with two questions.  Of course, we don't know the details of the Giovanni's fatal food allergic reaction, but his mother made a comment on facebook … [Read more...]

Nut Free, Dairy Free Halloween is Coming

Lucky me!  Tonight is our Northern Nevada Asthma and Food Allergy Parent Education Group (AAPE) Halloween party!  We go to a local jump house and our kids jump their little hearts out in costume, in a nut free environment while parents relax.  Yes, relax.  How often does that happen for food allergic parents?    I am even luckier this week since I received a gorgeous box full … [Read more...]

Hot News: Anaphylaxis in America 1in 50 have it

Big eye-popping news was released yesterday from my beloved Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) (remember, I am biased since my local support group received our initial guidance from these folks) in their study, "Anaphylaxis in America: The Prevalence and Characteristics of Anaphylaxis in the United States".  I say eye-popping since the word is officially out: it is … [Read more...]

Boy Dies from Peanut Death after being in Coma

I am simply stunned at the number of food allergy deaths are now being posted.  THIS HAS TO STOP (insert stern disgusted face right here).  Young, 14 year old Giovanni Cipriano died last week after spending 2 weeks in a coma after suffering anaphylactic shock from accidentally eating food with peanut.  My thoughts, prayers and wish for peace go out to his entire family and … [Read more...]