Although exciting research is currently being done, at this time there is no cure for food allergies. The only way to prevent reactions is to completely avoid the food you are allergic to.
Young adults and teenagers are the most at risk for fatal food-induced anaphylaxis. Additionally, asthmatic individuals who have food allergies are at an increased risk for severe food allergy reactions. It is imperative to be prepared for accidental ingestion of your food allergen by carrying self-injectable epinephrine. Make sure you never leave your house without your two doses!
During Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 12 through 18) and for the remainder of May, Atlanta Allergy & Asthma will be asking our patients at risk for anaphylaxis to “Show us your Epi!” While in the office, show us your epinephrine auto-injector and you will be entered into a drawing for a prize package. Each office will have one winner, and there will be one Grand Prize winner randomly chosen at the end of the month.