Loudoun Allergy Network

Loudoun Allergy Network Website: www.LoudounAllergyNetwork.org
Loudoun Allergy Network is a support group for families living in Loudoun County, Virginia managing food allergies and anaphylaxis. The group focus on school advocacy, social strategies, life tips, products and recipes. Connecting with others gives members comfort knowing they are not alone. Please note: The purpose of LAN's Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest page is to provide credible and/or helpful information to the public. LAN cannot control who posts to or on our page or who responds to LAN's Twitter posts. We are not responsible for any content posted on these pages, including copyright material(s). The opinions expressed on LAN's Pinterest and page and response to LAN's Twitter page are the opinions of the individual or source and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of LAN, LAN’s members or LAN’s support group leaders and/or volunteers. Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/LoudounAllergy Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/loudounallergy/
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Spotted: Daiya #dairyfree salad dressing in Homestyle Ranch, Creamy Caesar, and Blue Cheeze at #HarrisTeeter in Ashbrook...
11/26/2019

Spotted: Daiya #dairyfree salad dressing in Homestyle Ranch, Creamy Caesar, and Blue Cheeze at #HarrisTeeter in Ashbrook Commons Plaza! #FoodAllergy

What a Difference 50 Years Can Make: Managing Food Allergies in the 1960s vs. Now
11/25/2019
What a Difference 50 Years Can Make: Managing Food Allergies in the 1960s vs. Now

What a Difference 50 Years Can Make: Managing Food Allergies in the 1960s vs. Now

KFA member JoanMarie has had food allergies her entire life. She grew up in the 1960s when people didn’t have many safe food options, allergy-friendly recipes and epinephrine auto-injectors. In her story, she shares her experience to help us see how far food allergy management has come since then.

Food Allergy Advocates Meet With Senate About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors on Planes
11/21/2019
Food Allergy Advocates Meet With Senate About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors on Planes

Food Allergy Advocates Meet With Senate About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors on Planes

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAFA) is working with like-minded groups and community members to find the best way to get epinephrine auto-injectors stocked on airplanes in the United States. Today, our government affairs representative, Mark Vieth, attended a Senate meeting on epinephrine auto-...

Ohio Teen Fighting for Life Out of Coma, Opens Eyes
11/14/2019
Ohio Teen Fighting for Life Out of Coma, Opens Eyes

Ohio Teen Fighting for Life Out of Coma, Opens Eyes

After nearly a month of being in a medically induced coma, Emma Pfouts is opening her eyes, squeezing her mother’s hand and reacting to her sister’s voice.

Wheat and Fish Allergy Alert - Marketside Creamy Cauliflower Parmesan Soup
11/14/2019
Wheat and Fish Allergy Alert - Marketside Creamy Cauliflower Parmesan Soup

Wheat and Fish Allergy Alert - Marketside Creamy Cauliflower Parmesan Soup

Kettle Cuisine Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish and Wheat in Marketside Creamy Cauliflower Parmesan Soup 16oz For Immediate Release November 12, 2019 Contacts Consumers: Kettle Cuisine, Jessica Stasinos 617-409-1290 Announcement Kettle Cuisine of Lynn, MA is voluntarily recalling Marketside B...

Plan Ahead to Reduce Your Holiday Stress From Food Allergies
11/13/2019
Plan Ahead to Reduce Your Holiday Stress From Food Allergies

Plan Ahead to Reduce Your Holiday Stress From Food Allergies

Holidays should be a joyous time spent with friends and family. But holidays focused around food can create added stress for parents of children with food allergies. These tips will help you avoid food allergy reactions during holiday celebrations. Keep the Focus on the Holiday, Not the Food Every f...

Pollen Immunotherapy May Relieve Oral Allergy Syndrome Symptoms in Children
11/12/2019
Pollen Immunotherapy May Relieve Oral Allergy Syndrome Symptoms in Children

Pollen Immunotherapy May Relieve Oral Allergy Syndrome Symptoms in Children

We know that children with pollen food allergy syndrome (PFAS) also suffer from seasonal allergies. A new study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston shows that allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) can be effectiv...

New Studies on the Role of Oral Food Challenges in Food Allergy Diagnosis and Eczema
11/12/2019
New Studies on the Role of Oral Food Challenges in Food Allergy Diagnosis and Eczema

New Studies on the Role of Oral Food Challenges in Food Allergy Diagnosis and Eczema

Oral food challenges (OFCs) are the gold standard for allergists when diagnosing a food allergy. The person being tested is given a very small dose of the food by mouth under the supervision of a board-certified allergist to test for a severe reaction. Two medically challenging cases being presented...

AAFA and KFA Talk About Preventing Food Allergies With Pediatricians
11/11/2019
AAFA and KFA Talk About Preventing Food Allergies With Pediatricians

AAFA and KFA Talk About Preventing Food Allergies With Pediatricians

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) recently exhibited at the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) conference. We learned the latest news in pediatrics and food allergies. We also spoke with doctors about the food allergy and asthma programs and services we offer. Kids With Food...

17% of Children With Food Allergies May Have a Sesame Allergy
11/04/2019
17% of Children With Food Allergies May Have a Sesame Allergy

17% of Children With Food Allergies May Have a Sesame Allergy

Investigators at the National Institutes of Health have found that sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies, occurring in an estimated 17% of this population. In addition, the scientists have found that sesame antibody testing—whose utility has been controversial—accurat...

Sesame Seed Allergy Alert - New York Style Sausage Co. Pork Products
11/04/2019
Sesame Seed Allergy Alert - New York Style Sausage Co. Pork Products

Sesame Seed Allergy Alert - New York Style Sausage Co. Pork Products

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Raw Pork Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen For Immediate Release November 2, 2019 Congressional and Public Affairs Veronika Pfaeffle (202) 720-9113 [email protected] Announcement WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Mom and Daughter Rally Local Businesses to Make Local Halloween Festival Food-Allergy Friendly
10/30/2019
Mom and Daughter Rally Local Businesses to Make Local Halloween Festival Food-Allergy Friendly

Mom and Daughter Rally Local Businesses to Make Local Halloween Festival Food-Allergy Friendly

The community of Clifton Springs, New York, attends a popular Halloween festival every year called Spooktacular. Families come in costume for the games, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, haunted house and dance party. And, of course, the trick-or-treating. After hearing about TEALOWEEN on the KFA commun...

Milk Allergy Alert - Golden Dragon Cookies Chinese Almond Cookies
10/30/2019
Milk Allergy Alert - Golden Dragon Cookies Chinese Almond Cookies

Milk Allergy Alert - Golden Dragon Cookies Chinese Almond Cookies

Golden Dragon Fortune Cookies Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Chinese Almond Cookies For immediate Release October 22, 2019 Contacts Consumers 312-842-8199 Announcement Golden Dragon Fortune Cookies Inc.,of Chicago, Illinois is recalling Golden Dragon Inc. Chinese Almond Cookies, bec...

Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?
10/27/2019
Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

New research suggests that giving antihistamine medicine to a child experiencing anaphylaxis--a sudden and severe allergic reaction that can quickly be fatal--usually does more harm than good by delaying emergency treatment.

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