Halloween Dangers for Children with Food Allergies

 

With Halloween just one week away, kids across Kansas City are getting ready to go trick-or-treating. Costume preparations are underway, as well as making sure you have enough candy for the day.

However, for some children, Halloween treats have tricks that parents may not have anticipated. Parents, if you aren’t sure if your child has a food allergy, you could be inadvertently putting them at risk when you let them bite into that candy bar.

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Staying On Top of Allergies

From a sudden and tragic death at summer camp to peanut allergies to a bill passed by the House, we’ve seen allergy stories of every kind. Continue reading “Staying On Top of Allergies” »

Are Your Child’s Allergies Ready to go Back to School?

It’s time to go back to school! There are school supplies to buy, wellness checks to schedule, and first-day outfits to plan. However, if your kid suffers from seasonal or food-related allergies, you may have a larger “to-do” item on your list. Children with allergies may face a new set of obstacles as they return to the classroom. Prepare your kids for school by accounting for their allergies and making sure they can safely tackle the school environment.

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Surviving Allergies During a Seasonal Transition

It’s almost time for the seasons to change! For those of you with allergies, the seasonal transition can either mean a reprieve from your usual allergies or a whole new set of challenges. If you find yourself suffering through a different allergy every season, Test Smartly Labs has some tips to keep you sane as we move out of summer and into the fall.  Continue reading “Surviving Allergies During a Seasonal Transition” »

Educate Yourself with These 5 Facts About Food Allergies

Do you have a food allergy? If you don’t, there’s a strong chance that someone close to you does suffer from some type of food allergy. Whether it’s your child, a friend, or another family member, food allergies can be very serious. Emergency rooms see over 200,000 food allergy-related visits each year. If someone you know is living with a food allergy, it’s imperative that you have a basic understanding of how food allergies can disrupt someone’s life. Continue reading “Educate Yourself with These 5 Facts About Food Allergies” »