Food Allergy Counseling

Food Allergy Counseling
Sloane Miller, MFA, MSW, LMSW, Psychotherapist; Specialist in Food Allergy Management, Speaking At Mylan Specialty / EpiPen Event (© Noel Malcolm 2013)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Meatless Mondays, Allergic Girl

What is a little known fact about food allergies that everyone should be aware of? Are there any hidden dangers most people may not know about?

There’s a prevailing belief that food allergies are fictitious, or over-exaggerated. This belief is extremely dangerous. Food allergies are real and can be life threatening. A recent study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology found that the American public still believes that there is a cure (there is not) or that daily medication could help with food allergies (it does not). The only treatment available right now is strict avoidance of the allergen; the only lifesaving medication is epinephrine given if there has been exposure to the allergen. It is that simple.

Read more Q&A with AG on the MM, enjoy!

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