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Help for kids with severe food allergies?

Original post made on Oct 7, 2013

Stephanie Lau-Chen's children are picky eaters. According to the Mountain View mother, there are only a handful of restaurants where she can take her kids, and most of the time she and her husband cook at home making sure the food is just right. And for good reason. If they didn't, their children might die.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 7, 2013, 9:46 AM

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Posted by George
a resident of Rex Manor
on Oct 7, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Sounds like a medical problem that is specific to this family. I am sorry for their problem, but I don't think it rises to the level of public concern and press coverage


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Posted by JT
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm

George, this is not a unique case. 1 in 13 people these days have been medically diagnosed to be allergic to various foods. That's roughly 8% of the population, not a small number.

Many thanks to the Powers That Be at MV Voice, btw, for updating the title. Thank you for listening!


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Posted by PH
a resident of another community
on Oct 7, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Ask around George. You will find many of us have food, as well as other allergies. It is becoming more and more of a problem for many people. I'm lucky as all I have ever suffered is hives. People do die or have very bad reactions more often than you might think.


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Posted by RNRN
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Oct 7, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I once thought people over reacted to food allergies.
My grandson 2 yrs old was given a pistachio. He only had it on his lips and had a terrible reaction. Couldn't breathe and swelled up immediately.
He was in a NYC hospital pedi ICU 2 days. My daugher always has an epi pen.
My allergist said he sees at least one peanut and nut tree allergy a day. RN, RN


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Posted by Loveis Intheair
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Air Condition, Perfumes, Cleaning sprayers make some children allergic to it. Some at school or day care Nine hours a day living in a CLOSED ROOM breathing all these polluters.


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Posted by AK
a resident of Gemello
on Oct 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I'd say it's worth learning more at Web Link. This is a great source of information for people who have quesitons about food allergies or don't believe this is a real issue.


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Posted by MW
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Oct 9, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Thanks MV Voice for the article on food allergies. We also carry an epi-pen and are very careful about where we eat and what we eat. And we know many others who are in the same situation. It's helpful to raise awareness since it's becoming so prevalent a problem. Would love to see updates as more research is done and we find out more about the causes and, hopefully, cures.


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Posted by joel glass
a resident of another community
on Oct 9, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Indeed food allergies are among the common causes of picky eating,This raises a common question " is it simply picky eating or a feeding problem?" Check out more feeding problem causes at:
Web Link


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Posted by Knowles
a resident of another community
on Oct 11, 2013 at 8:24 pm

The bottom line is that it's all about finding things that make living with allergies easier. You don't need to miss out on eating great food just because you have an allergy. You just need to be more aware of what you are putting into your child's body. If you have an up to date substitute guide to hand it's surprisingly easy to work around allergies

Web Link


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Posted by allergy symptoms
a resident of another community
on Oct 14, 2013 at 4:52 am

Food is not the only way which makes kids allergic, nasal congestion Allergies are the most common cause of chronic nasal congestion in children. Allergies and ear infection, perfumes and room fresheners these are also the cause of allergies.


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