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Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 3:52am
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I LOVE Rosie too and have been thrilled that she is back on television. She makes me happy. Literally!
But that comment was so narrow-minded. Particularly considering her political stance.
She needs an education and I hope the members of this board flood her email!

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 4:02am
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Her comment which was " this whole peanut thing is out of control , they see one penaut and they shut the whole school down," this was in response to a guest saying " be careful some schools ban peanuts fromschools"
It was very uncalled for and not what any of us need to have said in the media.
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I was just coming here to post about it... I already wrote a letter to Rosie and also to Barbara Walters. I was livid at Rosie's comments!
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Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 4:35am
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It wasn't Elizabeth that made the "don't send peanuts" comment, it was their guest.
But as a young parent, Elizabeth needs to know these things, too!
I am so disappointed about this. Rosie's voice is so widely-heard. I would have expected b.s. like this from Joy, but not Rosie.
I know they are just television personalities, but this really bothers me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

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[i]
In a NUT shell, (pun intended) --
No fellow human being chooses to be peanut allergic any more than Rosie chose to be gay. [/i]
Too pi$$ed to write to the show just yet.
~Elizabeth

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 4:44am
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well yes....elizabeth....you do have a point. completely. as much as i like rosie, her level of understanding about the difficulties many people deal with day to day should be deeper. that is true.

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...and now that i've heard the exact quote and the manner in which it was used, i do have to agree that it wasn't said in the spirit of humor. hopefully, one (or all) of us can get through to her somehow by email or whatever and educate her a bit.

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:01am
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I just watched the show, and was on my way to write to all of you, when I saw that it was already written about. As soon as I finish this, I am going to write to The View. I would beg all of you to write too. Maybe we can get someone to start to talk about this. Wouldn't that be nice.
I do have to say that whether you like Rosie or not, it is obvious that she represents all of those people who 1. just don't get it, and 2. who have never seen there child stop breathing after an exposure to Peanut or any Lifethreatning Allergy.
People really do need to start to get it. Hopefuly the more we talk about it the more they will get it.
Please, Please, Please write to The View!!!

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:02am
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Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:07am
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she also has a blog and I submitted my question to her there, don't all children deserve to be safe at school?

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:16am
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Still steaming & thinking about what I want to say in my letter . . . perhaps equating her "one peanut" to "one gun" since both can be lethal to a child.
One does NOT have to be educated about PA (or any other condition, or color, or sexual orientation, or religion, & so on) to simply NOT be snide in one's PUBLIC, ON AIR comments about accomodations and safety of others. I expect -- and work very hard to instill in my children -- tolerance and understanding and acceptance of ALL people and ALL differences.
FWIW, my original comment above was not intended to be snarky, but was intended to drive the point home in one simple, direct statement of analogy.
Suppose a clip of her on air comment will make it to You Tube??
Open mouth, insert large ped.
~EB

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:21am
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The Mission Statement taken directly from Rosie's For All Kids Organization website:
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Our Mission
Every child is a gift, strengthening our community, our humanity, and our hope for the future. Every child deserves a safe environment, with responsive, loving care and enriching opportunities that build self-sufficiency and self-worth. Believing it is essential to provide for the fundamental needs of all children, Rosie's For All Kids Foundation supports the intellectual, social, and cultural development of disadvantaged children throughout the United States.
Rosie's For All Kids Foundation seeks to develop long-term relationships with donors and grant recipients based on a shared vision that recognizes nonprofit organizations as vital agents in the communities they serve. To help more children throughout the United States, the Foundation is committed to maintaining low administrative overhead, forging partnerships where appropriate, and making the most of every dollar contributed.
[/i]
[url="http://www.forallkids.org/site.php?module=article&pageid=270"]http://www.forallkids.org/site.php?module=article&pageid=270[/url]

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:27am
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Quote:Originally posted by csc:
[b] . . . but I have Parents' Night tonight and I SO hate them. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
[/b]
(Veering way off topic)
Naughty me, I would go & gleefully wear a "NO PEANUTS" t-shirt with a big Peace sign on the back. :heeheehee:
~Elizabeth

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Quote:Originally posted by maphiemom:
[b]she also has a blog [/b]
Would you mind posting link to blog?
Thanks,
EB

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:38am
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Quote:Originally posted:[b]I also went on to add that should his sister be a Lesbian,
[/b]
as opposed to a "l"esbian....

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 5:40am
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[url="http://www.rosie.com"]www.rosie.com[/url]

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 7:52am
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Maybe she could use a VIEW at the memorial thread.... becca

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 7:57am
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i encourage everyone to write. They only know that there is a problem if our voice is heard. On Rosie's website she said that discriminates against all allergy people. I am ?sure? that she is joking, but how insensitive. I have attached my letter to the viewmaster and I also wrote to Barbara and Rosie. The more letters the bigger the voice.
Dear View Master,
I am a mother of a peanut allergy three year old and I am very concerned about the comments made on your show today. Rosie was at the height of insensitivity when she spoke of shutting down schools because of peanuts. My daughter, if even exposed to peanuts in the same room, has a reaction and starts to cough and wheeze. Fortunately, she has never had an extreme reaction which could be anaphylactic shock or worse, but I am prepared at all times with her epi pen if it does happen. I am always on my game with her extreme allergy and I expect that the schools will be too. She has a right to a public education that is safe just like every other American child. You didn't discriminate against Rosie because she was gay, why should my child be discriminated against because she is allergic to peanuts. I was so irritated I turned off your show. I used to watch Rosie's show when it was on and loved it. I have been a fan of The View even before Elizabeth, but today I was disheartened, disgruntled, but mostly disappointed. I know that for viewership you hired Rosie to create conflict and raise issues, but I never thought that the advocating of inflicting pain on children would ever be something that you would sponsor. I would love for you to address this on air, because at two different allergy websites you, Rosie, and your show are THE topics that have created the most corrosive conversations today.
Sincerely,
Allyson Dickinson

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 8:18am
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ann writes:
Missed part of the show, but I heard you made a comment about peanut allergies. My son is anaphylactic to peanuts. If your child were perhaps you

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 8:49am
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I used to love rosie, but am really beginning to hate her. She has got to go. She still loves Tom cruise too, what a weirdo. She should not have the platform she does when she cannot keep her big mouth shut.
I will write the view as well. You can tell Barbara is annoyed with her if you can stand to watch long enough.
Linda

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 8:55am
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Well, so I wrote too. I just typed into the window, was going to copy and paste what I wrote but for some reason it didn't work. So, I just submitted -- another voice added.
I thought her blog entry was odd.

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 9:03am
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I never bought the persona - sorry, never loved Rosie - detected a mean streak in her from day one. She is damaged and has a very angry undercurrent --
Don't care what she thinks honestly, just wish people didn't give her a huge forum to spout in --- so in that way her comments do hurt our cause. Unfortunately the country is full of dim bulbs who will look to her opinion for guidance - sad to be sure, but undeniable. Drat! Thanks, Rosie!

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Quote:Originally posted by Christabelle:
[b]I never bought the persona - sorry, never loved Rosie - detected a mean streak in her from day one. She is damaged and has a very angry undercurrent --
Don't care what she thinks honestly, just wish people didn't give her a huge forum to spout in --- so in that way her comments do hurt our cause. Unfortunately the country is full of dim bulbs who will look to her opinion for guidance - sad to be sure, but undeniable. Drat! Thanks, Rosie![/b]
Well said.

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have to admit that i'm not happy about her sarcastic response in which she took someone's comments so lightly. bummer. i honestly thought she would react differently. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
i'm still hoping she'll come around a bit....

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 1:28pm
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Annette writes:

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 1:57pm
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I added my voice as well...I tried to be constructive and played to her motherly instincts. I finished by saying that I was greatful to every parent who takes the time to read labels or ask me questions, what I am afraid of is that someones ignorance and lack of compassion would lead to my son's death. Blunt but effective I hope.
Keep writing everyone.
Katiee

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 11:21pm
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I watched The View yesterday and I was definetly offended by Rosie O'Donnell's comment. The comment she made was very ignorant!! Does she realize the outcome if any of her children brought peanuts to school?? Someone should tell her that she could possbile contribute to the death of an innocent child. I plan to write a lengthy letter in hopes of educating people on The View and I am going to request an apology. We will see if I continue watching or not.
Not that I want to beat a dead horse so to speak but, this is why I posted an earlier message about getting the word out by making a brocure to hand out to people. Awareness and seriousness of this problem is key or people will have no clue as to where WE are coming from. Just include basic statistics such as 12 millions have severe food allergies and it could happen to any person at any given time.
I am my son's voice and I will do whatever is necessary to protect him. We have to join forces and stop the ignorance of this problem!!

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 11:54pm
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as I call it, educating the ignorant ones! It is our job as we are advocates for the peanut allergic!
I sent letters to all of the view and the view master asking for a segment on thier show. Lets wee what we can do. I will be watching today to see if anything happens or is said.
Keep the letter going all.
best wishes,
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Linking...
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Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 12:55am
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I read a good part of her question portion on her blog and I didn't care for a lot of stuff she had to say. However. I'm also watching The View to-day to see if they say anything at all about yesterday's show and Rosie's comments.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 1:37am
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Her blog comment means she is receiving the messages. If you haven't written yet, please write!
Eagerly anticipating to see if she comments on the show today .....

Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 2:02am
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I'm home today and tried to watch it to see if it was addressed, and don't you know the show was pre-empted by a presidential press conference!
I'm eager to see if it was addressed at all.
Amy

Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 2:03am
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which section of the blog is everyone posting in at rosie.com?

Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 3:24am
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It wasn't addressed on the show today. But I am still holding out hope that it will come up in the future because they were reading mail that addressed issues from the show that were about a week old. They're probably that far behind in reading their email.

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Argh President Bush!
I'm glad others were able to see it all the way through and I have some hope that their might be a reply...
I posted a question at [url="http://www.rosie.com"]www.rosie.com[/url] under the "Ask Ro" section - we'll see if she responds seriously.
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Mommy to Aiden (1/26/05) PA,wheat,barley,soy,egg and others yet to be discovered and Connor (7/21/06) with possible egg allergy

Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 4:05am
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I emailed her a letter at the View website...not sure it will do any good, but it made me feel better to try to educate her a bit.
Melissa

Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 4:17am
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I didn't see the show yesterday but read what was said on here. I've been very excited to see Rosie back on TV (although i've only seen 1/2 an episode) and thought of her comment, "well, at least it's Rosie. Given a little education on PA, I think she would apologize, put an expert on, and educate others as well." She does seem to be a wonderful advocate for children. So I sent her an email....and then I went to her blog. OMG--it's a little strange...I hope she doesn't disappoint. I am really hoping she will be the public voice to help educate for PA once she reads our emails and researches a bit??!!

Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 4:41am
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I've always found her tiresome and I think she's overwhelming the other women on the show... it seems like she's constantly yapping on there now. So maybe that made me a little more ticked off at her comment than I normally would be. Still, I wrote her a letter on the email link. I'll be curious to know if they address this in a later show.

Posted on: Mon, 09/18/2006 - 5:18am
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I saw Rosie's comment on the View and I thought it was very insensitive for her to say something like that.
She is somebody that should use her celebrity status to inform and educate people - instead she is obviously yet another person who just dosen't "get" it and I am planning on e-mailing the View also and hopefully with this flood of e-mails they are getting from all of us, maybe they will take a moment on-air to try to educate the public on this serious and life-threatening condition.
Oh, and you know that if it were one of Rosie's children who had a severe peanut allergy, she would be doing public-awareness already.

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did anyone hear her tips on diaper-rash?
[i]be afraid. be very afraid.[/i]

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mommabear- I did....eeewwwwww!!!.
seriously- who in their right mind would PURPOSELY allow a dog to lick their childs behind? She actually says her Dr. recommended this treatment! I think i would switch dr's.
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Quote:Originally posted by krc:
[b]mommabear- I did....eeewwwwww!!!.
seriously- who in their right mind would PURPOSELY allow a dog to lick their childs behind? She actually says her Dr. recommended this treatment! I think i would switch dr's.
[/b]
Can't say my child's even had diaper rash that called for drastic treatement. I shudder at the intensity of diaper rash she might be talking about.
Honestly? Nope. No diaper rash. I'm absolutely obsessive about butts. I think it's the nurse in me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] I was an every 2 hour diaper changer (while they are awake) and still am with my daughter now. Peachy smooth, pearlescent, [i]kissable butts[/i]. No ****. [i]Literally[/i].
No advice, absolutely not, but I've always bathed my children daily, and always dunk the baby's bottom before bedtime, (despite a daily bath) and thoroughly allow it to air dry after gentle patting with a towel before bed. Despite those recommendations they give new mothers. (BAD MOMMY)
No creams, no powder (definitely no silica), and I mean, it......absolutely kissable bottoms, but no, never had to resort to canine slobber. Do you think she needs to evaluate why it ever reached that point? <<<>>>
It's just [i]unthinkable[/i] for me, a nurse, a mother,......oh, you know, a [i]woman[/i] to not do everything within my power to [i]prevent[/i] another's sore bottom. In particular, my children's. oooOOOOOch.
[i]Forbid[/i].
If the pediatrician pulled back the diaper to check the bottom on the baby, and found [i]diaper rash[/i], I'd be mortified. It's just my hangup. And yeah, I know there are some things that might trigger it, but if it's due to long waits between changes and lack of a good regular rinse, shame shame shame.
Was I off, or did she say she did this with *all* of her children????
And hey, next thing ya know, PETA will be giving her a ring. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
General disclaimer: I am not offering advice, absolutely not. Just getting ready to pucker up. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
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My kids would get diaper rashes only when sick, must have been the "full glass" thing because once we got the food allergy thing going, along w/ poor dd's lactose intolerance, no more problems. I was a frequent diaper changer too, work in a nursing home, force of habit. Kids got daily baths, as well as a bottom dunk after a mid-day poop, as a rule no creams, and NEVER powder (ds had asthma). We saw a lot of doctor's, not one recommended the dog treatment, positive I would not have followed that advice though even if I had heard it.
So now the question is, do we really want Rosie to back us all up as a community, when the world knows how she treats diaper rash? Could do more harm than good to have Rosie in our corner.

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Well, I might have missed the boat on why, but 2 minutes in a poop sometimes gave my dd blsters. So sad. It could be awful. My first and all, but I thought it was fruit and fruit juice(now thinking corn syrup) and did my best. But before knowing food allergies, she had several bouts of blister bottom, and *not* from waiting for a change.
Regardless, I would not have resorted to a dog licking her hiney! Desitin in thick, gobby layers did the trick an a day or two! And then we just slathered the stuff on her, then ds whether they needed it or not! becca
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Quote:Originally posted by becca:
[b]Well, I might have missed the boat on why, but 2 minutes in a poop sometimes gave my dd blsters. So sad. It could be awful. My first and all, but I thought it was fruit and fruit juice(now thinking corn syrup) and did my best. But before knowing food allergies, she had several bouts of blister bottom, and *not* from waiting for a change.
[/b]
absolutely. completely understand. every two hours, but if there was poop or the diaper seemed noticeably wet, chango. Even if it just went on. (I've been thru my share of changes where it just keeps comming!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]) I mean, even when my kids went on solids, I always checked right after feeding. come to think of it, I give my daughter a fresh diaper before her cereal. [i]she eats better when I do.[/i] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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hblmom- I have always been a huge fan of Rosie and thought after her peanut stmt- maybe she could become educated and be the public voice to give PA the attention it deserves.
But I understand what you are saying--She has made quite a few controversial stmts recently (the extreme christians same as extreme muslims, dogs licking behinds etc)
Maybe she is losing some of her credibility with these stmts ya know? Either way- It is a public voice. Many many watch the View and I think any amount spreading education as far as LTFA's go- would be welcomed by me.

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just sent an e-mail. I checked the blog...seriously, guys, do you really think that Rosie O'Donnell herself is answering those comments? Probably more like a college intern or her butt licking dog. I highly doubt it is Rosie herself...at least not most of the time!

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has she answered any more questions or comments related to the PA issue? i haven't heard.

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Today she made a comment about her quotes being taken too much out of context? anyone else hear this? joy told her to let it go...wondered what she was referring to (it seems she's ticked a few people off lately) on her blog someone posted that although peanut alleries are serious, does anyone realize she is a comedian and it was bumped. otherwise.....no.
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Quote:Originally posted by krc:
[b]Today she made a comment about her quotes being taken too much out of context? anyone else hear this? joy told her to let it go...wondered what she was referring to (it seems she's ticked a few people off lately) on her blog someone posted that although peanut alleries are serious, does anyone realize she is a comedian and it was bumped. otherwise.....no.
[This message has been edited by krc (edited September 18, 2006).][/b]
rosie's "radical christians" comments MAY have been what joy was referring to -- i don't know for sure. i've posted a link below for all of you "rosie lovers". wow! think twice about this woman, please!!!!
[url="http://newsbusters.org/node/7577"]http://newsbusters.org/node/7577[/url]

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The relationship between anxiety and food or other allergy is a complicated and puzzling one. Research has shown that stress can exacerbate...

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According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, over 50 million people in the U.S. have allergies. Today's allergy tests...

The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA) addresses the labeling of packaged food products regulated by the FDA....

For people who suffer from anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can result from an allergy to...

Anaphylactic shock (A-nuh-fih-LAK-tik shok): A severe and sometimes life-threatening immune system reaction to an antigen that a person has been...

In 1963 the American Medical Association designed a special symbol that would alert emergency medical personnel of special medical conditions when...

Finding allergy-free foods for an office potluck may seem impossible, but more options are available than you might think. Eating foods prepared...

One of the most difficult things for a parent to do is determine whether his or her toddler has a cold or a...

You no doubt have your own way of teaching people about your child’s food allergy, a way that suits your temperament, and style of communication....

Reliable peanut allergy statistics are not that easy to come by. There is a lot of available research on food allergies in general but not too...

Most people know that to enjoy whatever food safety accommodations an airline offers they need to inform the airline of their allergy prior to...

A 504 plan* documents food allergy accommodations agreed to by parents and their child’s school. Plans are typically created during a 504 meeting...

If there is a child at your children's school allergic to peanuts, the school probably discourages or may not allow peanut products to be brought...

If you are on a budget, but you need to wear some sort of notification that you have a peanut...

Unless we consciously carve out time for self-care, constant food allergy management can slowly erode our sense of well-being. Signs of allergy-...

Peanuts cause more severe food allergic reactions than other foods, followed by shellfish, fish, tree nuts and eggs. Although there is only a...