We would like to thank everyone for their efforts to help bring awareness to food induced anaphylaxis. While Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) is celebrated for only one week, families living with food and other anaphylactic allergies manage their health disability everyday. Please keep up the efforts of bringing awareness and helping others. Thank you!
Loudoun Allergy Network (LAN) takes pride in providing accurate information. To maintain this standard, LAN has established an Advisory Board. As the prevalence for food and other anaphylactic allergies grow, so have the needs of our members. The Advisory Board allows us to provide guest speakers in specialized fields to our LAN members. Currently, LAN has teamed up with two local, board certified allergist, Dr. Courtney Jackson Blair from Allergy and Asthma Associates, P.C., and Dr. Jiun Yoon from Allergy and Asthma Care Centers. LAN hopes to soon expand our advisory board to include specialist in the field nutrition/dietitian, therapy/psychology, and legal and educational advocacy.
An allergic reaction can happen anytime, anywhere, even several minutes after eating. If you suspect your friend is having an allergic reaction, get help immediately! Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include one or a combination of the following:
Ask your family member, friend or co-worker what they are allergic to. Then help them avoid the allergen(s). Remind your allergic friend to check ingredient lists on food labels. If there is any question about the safety of the food, it's best not to eat it. It beats a trip to the hospital! So remember you can help your friend by reminding them to stop, read labels and be safe!
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Seeks Participants for Study of Eosinonphilic Gastrointestinal Disorders
The NIAID announced that they will be conducting a new research study on how the immune system responds to food allergens. They are seeking individuals 18-65 years of age who either has 1) Eosinophil-associatd gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) including eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) or eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EG) or 2) a peanut or milk allergy with severe symptoms such as hives, wheezing or throat closing. For more information including how to participate, see: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/volunteer/ee/Pages/Default.aspx?utm_source=GD&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Volunteer&utm_campaign=FAAW and here: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01212016?term=NCT01212016&rank=1.
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