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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:18 am 

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Preparedness necessary to prevent child anaphylaxis during holiday events

The holidays are meant to be merry, not congested. But for many children with severe allergies, the festivities can result in just that — or worse — due to improper planning.

According to a study conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Mylan Specialty, 55 percent of children with life-threatening allergies reported experiencing anaphylaxis during a winter holiday gathering; that number rose to 70 percent for families living in urban locations. What’s more, approximately 90 percent of the over 300 families surveyed said their child/children would be attending a holiday event this year. ... day-events


PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:22 pm 
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Thanks for sharing this! :thumbsup

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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