Some Facts About Peanut Allergies
Peanut allergies are one of the most common food allergies in the United States. There are studies that suggest that 1.5 million people have an allergy to peanuts. Having an allergy to peanuts is a very serious condition that should be closely monitored.
Allergic reactions to peanuts are responsible for 15, 000 visits to the emergency room on a yearly basis. The frightening truth is that peanut allergies are also responsible for 100 deaths in the United States alone each year. Although these facts seem bleak, peanut allergies are something that with a little work are easily managed by many families each day. The only true way to manage an allergy to peanuts is by adhearing to a peanut free diet.
This lens will teach you some facts,and share some tips for managing every day life with peanut allergies.
An important first line of defense when you learn your child has peanut allergies is to read labels carefully. You may be surprised to learn that there are peanuts hiding where you would least expect them. It is also important not to include products in your child's diet that may be manufactured on the same equipment as another product that contains peanuts.
This cross-contamination can be very dangerous to someone with peanut allergies. Peanut free foods must always be produced on assembly lines that have not had any prior exposure to products that contain peanuts.
It may also surprise you to learn that an allergic reaction can also be triggered by inhaling the dust of peanuts or aerosol products that contain peanuts. This is why you should also omit peanut flours and peanut cooking sprays from your household as well.
If you or your child suffers from peanut allergies you may want to consider wearing an I.D. bracelet that would act as a medical alert incase accidental ingestion occurred. Many schools and daycares are becoming more educated about peanut allergies and have included peanut free foods as a regular part of their food plans.
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Products for People with Nut Allergies
Living with a serious food allergy, or caring for a child with one, can be difficult. Reading the labels of every food product you buy, to identify whether the one you want contains nuts, or other allergens, or was processed in a non-nut-free facility, can be wearisome.
And when you do find a product that meets your allergy needs, it is often a plain, bland-tasting substitute for the food you wanted.
AllerNeeds.com provides a variety of great-tasting products for both kids and adults that are completely peanut and tree-nut free.
Our product line offers delicious alternatives to some of the products that most often hide peanuts in their ingredients. We have a large selection of cake mixes, brownies, muffins and more.
You can also visit us for valuable educational tools like our Beyond a Peanut Allergy Flashcards; these cards will help to educate the people who care for your children on the facts and precautions for peanut allergy safety.
While you are shopping on our site we invite you to inquire into our school and daycare programs, these programs help to provide peanut free foods to schools and daycares, at a savings over traditional retail outlets.
This is just one more way we are trying to help educate the public about keeping kids with peanut allergies safe.
Peanut Free Foods
Visit www.AllerNeeds.com for Peanut Free and Tree-Nut Free Foods.
Our product line offers delicious alternatives to some of the products that most often hide peanuts in their ingredients.
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