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Looking for facts on life-threatening allergies (LTAs) or want to learn more about anaphylaxis? Here is a place to get information on things like peanut and shellfish allergies. You can also find downloadable tips and tools on living with and managing life-threatening allergies. If you’re more into videos, we have a page for that too! Go now.

Questions for
your doctor

Go to your doctor's appointment ready to have an informed discussion. Start with this helpful checklist of questions. Read the list

Notifying
restaurant staff

Download and fill out this Chef Card courtesy of Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), then hand it to the server, manager, or chef of any restaurant you're dining in to help avoid a run-in with an allergen. Download the FARE Chef Card

Campus life
with food allergies

Once your young adult is off to college, the responsibility for managing allergies is fully theirs. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) has some advice on how to handle it. Download FARE's college guide

Restaurant recommendations and reviews

This site helps you locate allergy-friendly restaurants nationwide, complete with reviews! Explore
AllergyEats

Recipes for teen chefs

This cookbook collects some of the best allergy-friendly recipes, submitted by teen chefs themselves, courtesy of Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). Download the FARE Teen Cookbook

Traveling with
food allergies

When you venture from the relatively controlled environment of your home, there are some things people with life-threatening allergies (LTAs) and their caregivers should be aware of. Download FAACT's helpful travel tips

Camps for kids with food allergies

If you're looking for a summer camp specifically designed for kids with food allergies, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) has a helpful directory to get you started. Browse FARE's list of summer camps

Around the
house reminders

Learning to avoid allergens takes time, and a gentle nudge every now and then. These visual aids can be cut out and placed on the fridge or wherever the family may need an allergen-avoidance reminder. Download Around the House Reminders

Yum! Tempting food ideas

Eating with food allergies should still be delicious. At KidsWithFoodAllergies.org (KFA), parents share thousands of allergy-friendly recipes, searchable by dietary need. Visit KFA's recipe finder

How children
may describe a reaction

Kids have a unique way of describing things, including an allergic reaction. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) offers a checklist of things to listen for to help you identify a reaction quickly. Download the FARE allergic reaction
checklist

Preparing for college

There are a lot of factors to weigh in choosing a college. One should be how you'll manage your life-threatening allergies there. This helpful guide from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) offers tips and things to consider. Download FARE's college considerations

Symptoms to
look for

Anaphylaxis is not so black and white. There are many symptoms to be aware of. This resource shows you some potential symptoms. Please also talk to your healthcare provider about symptoms. Download the symptoms of anaphylaxis

Foods to avoid

For each food allergy, there's an allergen in the list of ingredients you'll want to avoid. This handy cheat sheet from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) categorizes and lists them. Download FARE's Allergen Avoidance Tips

Ask the Allergist: When to use epinephrine?

Learn when and why to use epinephrine for anaphylaxis. Ask the allergist

Questions about the Guidelines for introducing peanuts?

Many had questions about the new NIH peanut introduction guidelines. Here, a pediatrician provided some answers.
Read the doctor's response

Communicating with caregivers

Whether it's a babysitter or grandmom and grandpop, every caregiver should know how to care for your child with life-threatening allergies. Start the conversation

New Guidelines
for early peanut introduction

The National Institute of Health recently released new guidelines to help prevent the development of peanut allergies.
Read the guidelines

Know the food allergy facts

Facts from Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connect Team (FAACT): for those families new to managing life-threatening allergies.
Learn the FAACTS

Introducing peanuts to
infants

Once you've read the guidelines, you may be curious about how to begin safely introducing peanuts to infants. As always, it is important to discuss these choices with your doctor before starting.
Learn more

Help finding a support group

Don't do it alone! There are many other people living with food allergies ready to offer support and advice. This tool from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) may help you find the right group. Go to FARE's support group finder

Talking to kids about food allergies

Speaking to children about food allergies in terms they can comprehend will help them understand their condition, and in turn, help them articulate to you their concerns. And clarity may ultimately help them stay safe. Read FARE’s tips for talking to kids

A safe summer
at camp

The American Camp Association offers an overview on how parents and kids can prepare for and manage food allergies in conjunction with their camp. Read the 3-step plan

The realities of bullying

Food Allergy Research & Education offers some quick facts around bullying, the affect is has on kids with food allergies, and what can be done to prevent it. Download the fact sheet

Overview of allergy apps

Take a look at a selection of 3 highly-rated food allergy apps that are available for download.
SpoonGuru
Allergy Eats

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Additional information can be found at these allergy organizations.

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is a national nonprofit dedicated to working on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies. FARE's wide-ranging and evidence-based education resources and advocacy initiatives support individuals with food allergies at every stage in their food allergy journey. Go to site
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT)
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connect Team (FAACT) is a national nonprofit with a mission to educate, advocate, and raise awareness for all individuals and families affected by food allergies and life-threatening anaphylaxis. Go to site
Kids with Food Allergies (KFA)
This organization is dedicated to improving "the day-to-day lives of families raising children with food allergies and empowering them to create a safe and healthy future for their children," and offers free tools, educational materials, webinars, videos, and more.
Go to site
Allergy & Asthma Network
The Allergy & Asthma Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing easy-to-understand, practical resources for parents and caregivers to help manage their child’s symptoms at home or at school. Go to site
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
An organization of allergists/immunologists and other allied medical specialists across 72 countries, AAAAI is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology for optimal patient care. Go to site
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)
ACAAI, or the College, is composed of national and international allergists/immunologists, united by a desire to continually improve patient care, education, advocacy, and research. Go to site
The American Latex Allergy Association (ALAA)
This national non-profit was originally formed by a group of healthcare professionals who acquired a latex allergy and today, provides information and support for those diagnosed with a latex allergy. Go to site

Indication

AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) is a prescription medicine used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic reactions.

Important Safety Information

AUVI-Q is for immediate self (or caregiver) administration and does not take the place of emergency medical care. Seek immediate medical treatment after using AUVI-Q. Each AUVI-Q contains a single dose of epinephrine. AUVI-Q should only be injected into your outer thigh, through clothing if necessary. If you inject a young child or infant with AUVI-Q, hold their leg firmly in place before and during the injection to prevent injuries. Do not inject AUVI-Q into any other part of your body, such as into veins, buttocks, fingers, toes, hands, or feet. If this occurs, seek immediate medical treatment and make sure to inform the healthcare provider of the location of the accidental injection. Only a healthcare provider should give additional doses of epinephrine if more than two doses are necessary for a single allergic emergency.

Rarely, patients who use AUVI-Q may develop infections at the injection site within a few days of an injection. Some of these infections can be serious. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms at an injection site: redness that does not go away, swelling, tenderness, or the area feels warm to the touch.

If you have certain medical conditions, or take certain medicines, your condition may get worse or you may have more or longer lasting side effects when you use AUVI-Q. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, especially medicines for asthma. Also tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, especially if you have asthma, a history of depression, thyroid problems, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, heart problems or high blood pressure, have any other medical conditions, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Epinephrine should be used with caution if you have heart disease or are taking certain medicines that can cause heart-related (cardiac) symptoms.

Common side effects include fast, irregular or ‘pounding’ heartbeat, sweating, shakiness, headache, paleness, feelings of over excitement, nervousness, or anxiety, weakness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, or breathing problems. These side effects usually go away quickly, especially if you rest. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.