Food allergies and anaphylaxis are on rise, as are peanut-free schools, baseball parks and airplanes. But is it possible or medically recommended to isolate food-allergic children from killer proteins? This hot topic is spicing up communities throughout the U.S. and Internet forums. As the pendulum swings from irrational fear to the blatantly cavalier, school-aged kids with food allergies are left hanging in the balance.
In this show hosted by Dana Wallace, MD, allergist and President, American College of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, a mom of two children with food allergies, a school principal, school psychologist and school nurse tackle hot topics like "peanut-free" tables, and how to know whether a child is ready to self-administer auto-injectable epinephrine, the only drug that reverses an anaphylactic episode.
This internet broadcast is part of the Anaphylaxis Community Experts program, (ACEs) and national award winning initiative developed by Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) in partnership with the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology to raise awareness, reduce anxiety and eliminate deaths due to anaphylaxis through education, advocacy and outreach. This program is sponsored by Dey Pharma, LP.
For more information about this program and resources for managing food allergy at home and at school, please visit www.aanma.org