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Quick Food Allergy Facts

  • It is reported that 8% of U.S. children have a food allergy, some of them severe enough to be considered life threatening. Approximately 125 people die in the U.S. every year from food allergies. Peanut allergy is the most common cause of death from food allergies. There are even kids with multiple food allergies. One of the kids I met through the peanut allergy study I am in, is severely allergic to more than 5 different foods!

    Approximately 90% of all food allergy reactions can be attributed to the following foods: eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat. Since 2006, food makers have been required to clearly state on food labels (after or adjacent to the list of ingredients) whether their products contain these eight most common food allergens. But you can not rely on food labels alone. Did you know that "arachis" is an alternative term for peanut or that many restaurants add peanut butter to their sauces or chili as a thickening agent?

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Comments

Julie Brice Beiersdorf

Hi. My teenage son is receiving TREATMENT for his Peanut Allergy. This is not a clinical trial but a true treatment program that is having success. I write a blog about it called Just A Little Peanut.
Check it out.
http://justalittlepeanut.blogspot.com/
As part of his oral immunotherapy treatment dose my son Alexander now safely eats 6 peanuts a day. Each Thursday his dose is increased.

I am trying to spread the word that Treatment is now Available. I hope you find our story and the blog helpful.
-Julie Brice Beiersdorf

jordnoedder

The US Department of Transportation is considering peanut allergies in air travel:

This is a chance to make your voice heard! Comments may be submitted here:http://regulationroom.org/airline-passenger-rights/peanut-allergies/#register

I hope you all will submit something and cast a vote for peanuts being an issue when traveling so we hopefully can make some change with the airlines and make traveling safer for our kids. Please forward to all your friends with pea(nut) allergies.

Yuh

Kelley

I want to thank you for participating in the clinical trials. Because of children and parents like you, many other children will be able to benefit.
I am very happy you are doing so well with your allergy. My son is almost 8 yrs old and has a peanut allergy. His allergist won't allow food trials until his rast number is under 5. We pray and keep our fingers crossed that this allergy will go away. We just went to Disney World also and I was terrified to let him eat anything. I can't say how pleasantly surprised I was with the care they took when preparing my son's meals.
Congratulations and thanks again for participating in the trials.

Lynne

Hi Bo,

I just wanted to say thank you for this website, and for participating in the peanut allergy trial. I do a lot of work on clinical trials in my job, and I know how important volunteers like you are! My 20 month old son is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Your site gives me more hope for his future treatment options. good luck!

Melanie

Hi Bo! My little boy, Ryan, found out he had a peanut allergy last December. He is 3 years old so I have a lot to teach him about staying safe around food. I see you are a Tiger and Saints fan! We are too!! We live in southeast Louisiana and guess what!? We were in Disney World this past Mardi Gras too! Disney World was GREAT with Ryan's food allegies. As Ryan's mommy, I worry about his allergy all the time and it is nice to have someone else to "talk" to about it. I'm really glad your mom started this site, and I'll be looking for advice about going to school with a food allergy.

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