E-Greetings from the Allergy Advocacy Association

Happy July!  

In this issue of our newsletter, you can learn about something known as a biphasic reaction. It’s a second anaphylactic attack, without a repeat exposure to the cause of the first attack. The article also includes three indicators associated with it.  Newborns go through a lot of testing, including for allergic reactions and including peanuts. If an infant is found to be allergic, an article here might be helpful to their parents, it explores the protocols for Peanut Oral Immunotherapy for infants.  Does it seem that everyone has a food intolerance nowadays? Maybe. So, we are going to look to see if the data proves that out, as well as the difference between an intolerance and an allergy.  Seafood is on the list of the top eight allergens. And while different types are more likely to cause an allergic reaction, this article will help with understanding the differences and how to keep yourself safe.     

We're excited to be working on this October's Allergy Action Awards celebration. Stay tuned for more information on the great work to be highlighted and the date and connection details.

What is anaphylaxis? How would you recognize an anaphylaxis emergency?  And would you know what are the right things to do? For many people, even those that have a life-threatening allergy, the answer is no. 

The Allergy Advocacy Association has a solution: Epi Near You New York anaphylaxis emergency training program.  This life saving program can be delivered via webinar or face-to-face. 

Upon completion you receive:

  • Free state approved training presentation, 
  • New York State recognized certification, and
  • Assistance for public entities to obtain a non-patient specific prescription for emergency epinephrine  

Register for the next session on Tuesday, July 12th at 11:00 a.m. EST Desiree` Branson, DNP.  

Find more information on the importance of this training program here.

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