A Parents' Guide to Dealing with Kids with Severe Allergies

Parents of children who have life-threatening allergies to food, insect bites, and other triggers, know how important it is to have the right information. You may not always be able to prevent an allergic reaction from happening, but you can always be prepared. That’s why we've prepared this page armed with everything you need to know about allergies and anaphylaxis.

allergy books
If you're a parent of a child who has severe allergies, these books can help explain severe allergies and anaphylaxis to kids, peers, and other parents.
by: Alex Thom
How To Know If It's Really An Allergic Reaction
In a severe allergic emergency, every second counts so remember this rule of thumb when it comes to using an EpiPen.
by: Erica Ehm

Learning to Live with A Dairy Allergy
In 2002 my daughter had three anaphylactic reactions due to mislabeled products. We were responsible for three national food recalls that year.
Managing Our Son's Food Allergy the Best Way We Can
One of the biggest challenges for many families is helping others understand your child's allergies and teaching them to make adjustments to keep him safe.

5 Steps To A Balanced Family Meal For Kids With Allergies
Creating balanced, healthy family meals can be challenging at the best of times, but even more so if one of your kids has a severe food allergy.
Why Sabrina's Law Is Important
On January 1, 2006 An Act to Protect Anaphylactic Students: Sabrina's Law was put into place. It was the first legislation of its kind in the world.
by: Alex Thom
Maintaining a Food-Safe Environment for My Little Boy
A moment of forgetfulness can be a death sentence for my son. There is no room for a mistakes when your child has severe allergies.
How to Prepare Your Child for a Food Allergy Challenge
When we found out our son may not be allergic to peanuts and eggs, we were ecstatic. But what happened next at his food allergy challenge floored us.
Raising A Child Who Has Multiple Life Threatening Allergies
For all the challenges and care that go into everyday life when you have a child with anaphylaxis, it has brought our family many positives.
Giving My Daughter Confidence to Live with Her Food Allergy
How do you raise a child to feel normal when she isn't quite like the other kids? Like this...
by: Lesli CK
Food Allergies Do Not Define My Son
Our biggest challenge is not the allergy itself but the the attitude from others about my son's severe allergy.
Five moms open up about what it’s like to raise a child with life-threatening food allergies.
What To Do In An Allergic Emergency
In an allergic emergency, acting quickly is critical and every second counts. Here are the steps you need to take if your child has a severe allergic reaction.
25 Important Questions to Ask Your Allergist
The key to safety is education, so don't hesitate to ask your allergist any of these 25 important questions.
by: Alex Thom
Caring for My Allergic Grandaughter
How I got over my fear of caring for my granddaughter who has severe allergies, plus ten tips for travelling with kids who have severe allergies.
Parenting a Teen with Severe Allergies
Did you know the most dangerous time for a person with anaphylactic allergies is when he or she is a teen? Here's what you need to know.
I always carry an epipen, just in case
I can do everything I need to do to help ensure I won't have a severe allergic reaction, but the truth is, it can still happen.
Step-by-step instructions on how to use an EpiPen, and where you can go to get a free EpiPen Training Device to practice with at home.
5 Things Moms of Kids with Allergies Should Know
The answers to the five most commonly asked questions about serious allergies in kids.
Facebook Allergy Support Groups
The most helpful allergy support groups on Facebook, where you can find great information, and most importantly: empathy and commiseration.
by: Alex Thom
Why My Daughter Always Wears an EpiPen
Severe allergies are unpredictable and having an EpiPen on at all times may just save her life.
by: Erica Ehm