Summary of the NIAID-Sponsored Expert Panel Report
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
When parents talk about managing their child's food allergies, they don't usually use the word "easy". Once a test reveals the potential for anaphylactic reaction to food that's harmless to most other kids, moms and dads move about life with a constant underlying anxiety.
Dinners out, play dates, school events, camp buses, family vacations, and even a trip to Grandma’s can feel scary because of possible exposure to a potentially life-threatening food. Here are 10 strategies to help parents and kids feel safe and in control in the face of food allergies: http://www.parents.com/recipes/healthyeating/10-ways-to-manage-your-childs-food-allergies/
Anaphylaxis is an extreme form of allergic reaction. It can cause swelling of the lips and tongue, breathing problems, collapse and loss of consciousness. Anaphylaxis can cause death and is therefore a medical emergency. If you suspect someone is suffering anaphylaxis, you should call 999/112/911 for an ambulance. One of the main treatments is an injection of adrenaline (epinephrine). Some people who have had a severe allergic reaction or anaphylactic reaction in the past carry an adrenaline (epinephrine) pen. This can be self-injected or injected by a bystander, in the event of anaphylaxis.
The best way to manage hay fever is to check the pollen forecast and try to avoid exposure to pollen. There are lots of ways to minimise exposure and ease your hay fever symptoms.
Pollen forecast: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/health/public/pollen-forecast