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    Allergies can interfere with the everyday life. A few allergies that will be discussed in this paper include eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, and soy. These 9 are among the top food allergens. A food allergen is defined as an unpleasant or dangerous immune system reaction that is caused from ingesting a certain type of food, such as the ones listed above. When a person has an allergic reaction to the food it can cause digestion problems, hives, and most dangerously, swollen

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    Introduction: According to Food Allergy Research and Education, peanut allergies are known to be one of the most common food allergies in children and adults. These allergies cause allergic reactions that can be severe and potentially fatal to those allergic to peanuts. Studies have indicated that approximately 20 percent of children eventually outgrow their peanut allergy. It is important to know the distinction between peanuts and tree nuts, such as, almonds, cashews and walnuts. Being allergic

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    No matter what time of year it seems that someone is always sneezing, has eyes that are watering, or are all stuffed up due to allergies be it pollen, dust, fur, grass or one of the hundreds of triggers. We people are not alone in our suffering from allergies or animal companions can suffer from allergies as well, especially our canine companions. An allergic reaction in any species is defined as an over-reaction and hypersensitivity by the immune system to an allergen which is most often a protein

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    the management of food allergies states very basic recommendations, including statements like: anyone that has been diagnosed with food allergies should avoid the allergenic food; receive training on how to understand ingredient lists on food labels; receive follow-up testing; develop an emergency management plan; be aware of vaccines containing varying amounts of egg protein (MMR, MMRV and the influenza vaccine); and that there are no medications available to prevent food allergies. Anaphylaxis should

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    How to Help Children With Food Allergies Safely Enjoy Halloween If you ask a child what their favorite holiday is, you might be surprised to hear them say Halloween! Between the costumes, candy, parties, and thrill of the scare, Halloween has become a fast favorite over the decades. Coinciding with its rise in popularity, however, is a rise in dangerous food allergies that put trick-or-treaters at a serious health risk. What Are Food Allergies? The body is an incredible feat of biological design

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    The 21st century has witnessed an upswing in reported allergies in children and adults alike. Around 3% of adults (Thalheimer 2016) and 8% of children (Gupta et. al.). While many are medically diagnosed, advancement in the research of medical conditions has led to unclear research and incorrect diagnoses that lead to fusion in the definition of food allergies and intolerances. When the definition of an allergy vs intolerance are clearly understood, the testing process becomes very clear, especially

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    World Tastes Different: Introduction to Food Allergies Every year the number of people with food allergies grows. As research continues and self-awareness peaks, people will notice and connect their reactions to certain foods to allergies. Decades ago, people settled down to eat the foods that were prepared for them without question or complaint. Now, disclaimers are given and questions are politely asked. As silly as it may seem to people without food allergies, it is a matter of life or death to those

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    Children with food allergies are constantly at risk for a life-threatening reaction. “Food allergies are caused by abnormal immunological responses to a food, whereas food intolerances have a non-immunological basis” (Begen). Food allergies and intolerances are classified as a food hypersensitivity where “individuals who suffer reproducible, objective symptoms whenever they eat a particular food” (Begen). The symptoms of food allergies and intolerances differ by their severity. Food allergy symptoms include:

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    Minimizing allergic reactions in the school setting Introduction Allergies continues to be a parental concern in the educational milieu. Food allergies are defined as an immunologic reaction which results from ingesting a specific food or food additive (Kyle, T. 2016). Throughout the time that children spend in schools they can experience or develop new food allergies. Common allergens include, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. Allergic reactions usually occur a few minutes after

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    Management of Food Allergies in Children This study is an attempt to provide information to families of children suffering from food allergies and suggestions to manage their new reality, as well as to bring awareness to the general public. A person can become allergic to any food at any point of their lives, whether as a baby or as an older adult, but the most common reported allergic reactions are to eggs, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat and soy. Although many feel that seeds

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