Peanut allergies are a type of food allergy that can cause severe symptoms in some children. Understanding how to avoid triggering a peanut allergy and what to do if serious symptoms occur will ensure your child remains healthy and safe. If you have any concerns or questions about your child’s allergy or treatment, contact your allergist for more information.
Check Food Labels
In addition to avoiding foods made with peanuts or peanut products, children with more severe allergies should also avoid foods that are processed in the same facility as peanuts. Food manufacturers are required to state if their products are made in a facility that also processes common allergens such as milk, soy, and peanuts. Always check the labels on any food you buy for this warning.
Inform Other Caretakers
It’s important for your child’s school, day care, or other caretakers to know that your child has a peanut allergy. Notify a teacher or day care worker so he knows not to allow your child to eat foods that may contain peanuts. If a party or class trip is planned, provide the school or day care with a pre-made lunch or snack item to ensure your child has something safe to eat.
Your child’s allergy doctor can provide you with a prescription for an epinephrine auto-injector in case of a severe reaction. Always carry the auto-injector with you, and provide your child’s teacher or other caretakers with one as well. In the event of an emergency, use the auto-injector immediately and call 911—using the injector is not a substitute for medical care. Keep in mind that epinephrine will expire and your child’s auto-injector will need to be replaced periodically to ensure it will be effective.
If your child suffers from a peanut or other food allergy, Allergy & Asthma Specialists can help. We offer treatment and lifestyle counseling for patients with severe allergies to ensure they remain happy and healthy for life. Click through our website or call
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