Food Allergy Advice for the Newly Minted Food Allergy Parent

When your child is newly diagnosed with a food allergy, you’re bombarded with information on what to do about the allergen at the same time as dealing with the post-traumatic stress from watching your child burst into hives or, worse, experience anaphylaxis. Tests (scratch and/or blood) will be done to confirm the allergy. Your pediatrician and allergist will help you develop an allergy action plan and hand you a prescription for epinephrine. With papers and prescription in hand, off you’ll go into the world as a new food allergy parent. You’ll go out…