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After the Reaction: How to Be Prepared for Your Food Allergy Appointment

If your child has ever had an allergic reaction to a food, you know the mix of emotions that are triggers. Fear and confusion are just two of the feelings you deal with. Especially when it's your child's first allergic reaction, that food allergy appointment can't come soon enough.


But what do you do until that food allergy appointment? And how can you be as prepared as possible for the appointment to make sure you get what you want and need out of that appointment? That's exactly what is covered in this episode of the podcast!



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A note from Dr. Hoyt

I have talked about a non-profit…


Pam and I volunteer with the non-profit The Teal Schoolhouse. Its primary program is Code Ana. Code Ana equips schools for medical emergencies like anaphylaxis.


Code Ana’s Online Epinephrine Training Program helps support that goal. Through this program, you will educate yourself while you support this important mission!


A medical emergency response plan is important for everyone at any school. Code Ana's program Med-E Ready is a comprehensive approach to school-focused medical preparedness. This program guides schools through the process of creating a medical emergency response plan. A response team is also developed! This is one of the most important components of a school's food allergy policy!


Does your kiddo’s school have Code Ana?


 

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