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    Wink Parents Of Children with Severe Food Allergies

    Hi Mums.

    I am stuck on a question for my assignment and was hoping to get some help.
    I am studying Childhood Nutrition and my current topic is about children with severe food allergies.
    If I could have your input and advise, that would be totally appreciated.

    The question is:
    Create a set of guidelines for the carer of a child with a severe food allergy to follow if she suspects the child is having a reaction.

    So, if you have someone caring for your child (babysitter, child care centre etc), who has a severe food allergy, what guidelines would you give them to identify a reaction (symptoms) and what they would need to do to treat the reaction (prior to calling the ambulance).

    Thank you in advance

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    My DS is allergic to cinnamon. It's not a life threatening allergy atm but could become one if he was to keep having cinnamon. His reaction when he has cinnamon is he starts rubbing his lip, bottom lip starts to get very swollen and turns bright red. His care plan atm is for his carer to give him a drink of water (distraction and stops the itching) and to put ice on his lip. When he turns 4, he will be getting full allergy testing done but our immunologist doesn't like to do them this early. It is very likely he will be allergic to nuts as well as I am a anaphylactic.

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    You can get the child's doctor to fill out an action plan printed off the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.

    There are also training provided for carers and parents available.


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