Navigation Links
Preparation Can Help Kids With Nut Allergies Travel Safely
Date:11/24/2010

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of children with nut allergies need to take special precautions if they're traveling during the holiday season, an expert warns.

"The best thing to do is plan ahead. Though you can't plan for everything, being prepared will help keep your child safe and limit your holiday stress," Dr. Sean Cahill, an associate professor of pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, said in a Loyola news release.

One of the most important things is to keep your child's hands -- and surfaces that your child touches -- as clean as possible, he said. An allergic reaction can occur when children touch a surface that's been exposed to nuts and then places their hand(s) in their mouth.

Cahill offered the following general travel tips:

  • Packing snacks will ensure you have safe food for your child.
  • Make sure you know how restaurant food is prepared. For example, some fast-food restaurants cook their food in peanut oil.
  • In case of an emergency, have an EpiPen and antihistamine medications with you at all times.

Cahill also noted that peanuts are a common airline snack and aircraft seats often contain traces of nuts. He advised parents to use sanitizing wipes to clean all solid surfaces, including arm rests and tray tables.

Dress children in a long-sleeved shirt and long pants, to limit the amount of nut residue that comes into contact with their skin.

And remember to bring a note from your doctor so that your EpiPen doesn't cause you trouble with airport security, he added.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has more about food allergy.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Loyola University
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Boston Medical Center research study validates the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale
2. Study shows splitting bowel preparation dosage is most effective cleansing method before colonoscopy
3. Study finds cutting colonoscopy preparation from 2 days to 1 day just as effective
4. FileHold Document Management Software Helps National Tax Consulting Firm Reduce Paper and Streamline Tax Preparation for Their Clients
5. Phoenix-Lazerus, Inc., Maker of Save-A-Tooth Says Lack of Preparation for Knocked out Teeth can Make Children Dentally Handicapped for Life
6. Small Time Company Rolls into the Big League: Trigger Point Performance Therapy Selected to Attend Athletes' Performance NFL Combine Preparation Program
7. When Romance and Allergies Dont Mix
8. Antibody Linked to Allergies on the Rise
9. Pregnancy During Spring May Boost Kids Risk of Food Allergies
10. Food allergies raise risk of asthma attacks
11. Children, males and blacks are at increased risk for food allergies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Preparation Can Help Kids With Nut Allergies Travel Safely 
(Date:9/2/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Many people believe that marijuana is ... "As more people are able to obtain and ... recreational use, people are less likely to perceive it ... psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital,s Center for Addiction Medicine, ... shows that cannabis use can have significant consequences, and ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Mass. (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Healthcare ... latest and most complete oncology guidelines available at the ... Health and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® ... with other evidence and guidelines in the content available ... , NCCN, a not-for-profit alliance of 25 of ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... involving mice suggests that the key to more youthful ... In a report published in the Journal ... from the lungs of old mice had different responses ... mice, but these changes were reversed by ibuprofen. , ... immune function," said Joanne Turner, Ph.D., a researcher involved ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Nanomedicine is essentially based on ... and/or prevention of diseases and infections. Nanotechnology-based drugs ... and oncology diseases. , Nanomedicine is based ... nanoparticles, their medical usages, and their actions within ... for research in this domain, and scientists are ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Durable Medical Goods manufacture ThermoTek , announced today ... LeaseQ, Inc. to help customers acquire capital goods faster ... breakthrough finance shopping platform has enabled businesses to quickly ... their business. , Said LeaseQ Vice President Cory ... team to provide customers faster access to capital and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests 2Health News:DynaMed™ to Utilize Information from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® 2Health News:DynaMed™ to Utilize Information from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® 3Health News:DynaMed™ to Utilize Information from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® 4Health News:Nanomedicine Market: An Overview of Growth Factors and Future Prospects by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:Nanomedicine Market: An Overview of Growth Factors and Future Prospects by Transparency Market Research 3Health News:Medical Technology Manufacturer ThermoTek Announces New Partnership with LeaseQ.com to Help More Customers Acquire Equipment Faster and Cheaper 2
... ,better for you, options; portion-controlled treats remain popular this ... ... Oct. 1 For the 93 percent of kids who will,trick-or-treat ... ever before, including more health-minded product options,available alongside the classic treats, ...
... ZURICH, Switzerland, October 1 , - Share Exchange Offer to ... & Johnson - ISIN: US4781601046 - Symbol: JNJ, The K&N ... every 1 Johnson & Johnson share a change into 1 share ... The offer period starts on 13th October 2008 and ends ...
... of almost 1,500 kidney cancer patients treated at Memorial ... as much kidney tissue as possible may improve overall ... at the time their cancer is diagnosed. The finding ... function appear to be increasing. , "In patients who ...
... is a fact that,Multi-Drug Resistant organisms are on ... medicines. According to the World Health Organization,(WHO) these ... and mortality rates, which has led to a ... safe, natural and,complementary solutions to this growing problem., ...
... says physicians have unique opportunity to help parents and ... ... Washington, DC (Vocus) October 1, 2008 ... their families understand the http://www.childrensnational.org/?utm_source=pressrelease&utm_medium=9_30&utm_campaign=driving_safety [importance of responsible driving], ...
... on the horizon, dentists, ,as well as all other medical practitioners, ... Flasch, of Flasch Business Expansion. An award winning consultant with over ... expand their practices using precise business strategies. , ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Latest Trick-or-Treats Give You Something Good to Eat 2Health News:Latest Trick-or-Treats Give You Something Good to Eat 3Health News:Latest Trick-or-Treats Give You Something Good to Eat 4Health News:Research suggests doctors should consider kidney-sparing surgery 2Health News:Research suggests doctors should consider kidney-sparing surgery 3Health News:Argentyn 23(R) Homeopathic First Aid Gel - Another World's First by Natural-Immunogenics Corp. for Healthcare Professionals 2Health News:Healthcare Providers Can Help Reduce Teen Driving Deaths 2Health News:Healthcare Providers Can Help Reduce Teen Driving Deaths 3Health News:Medical Marketing Expert Offers Dentists Tips for Thriving Down Economy After the Wall Street Dilemma 2Health News:Medical Marketing Expert Offers Dentists Tips for Thriving Down Economy After the Wall Street Dilemma 3
(Date:9/2/2014)... 2, 2014 According to ... Research "Latin America Home Healthcare Market (By Device ... Devices, Mobility Assist Devices and Medical Supplies; By ... Therapy and Unskilled Home Healthcare Services) - Industry ... - 2020" the Latin American Home Healthcare market ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... , Sept. 2, 2014   Santa Clara dentist ... a special promotion for Invisalign. Invisalign is an orthodontic ... wires. It is often the orthodontic treatment of choice ... and aesthetics of it. For a limited time, patients ... significant savings from the usual cost. This offer cannot ...
(Date:9/2/2014)...    - Los datos ... antitrombóticos no utilizados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía ... de GARFIELD-AF en el ESC CONGRESS 2014 ofrecen ... de pacientes en riesgo de sufrir apoplejía en ... Los datos de casi 12.500 pacientes reclutados en ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Home Healthcare Market in Latin America Expected to Reach USD 17.5 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 2Home Healthcare Market in Latin America Expected to Reach USD 17.5 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 3Home Healthcare Market in Latin America Expected to Reach USD 17.5 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 4Home Healthcare Market in Latin America Expected to Reach USD 17.5 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 5Home Healthcare Market in Latin America Expected to Reach USD 17.5 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 6Santa Clara Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Alan Frame, is Now Offering a Special on Invisalign 2Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 2Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 3Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 4Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 5Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 6Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 7Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 8Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 9Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 10Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 11
... Oct. 6 According to Millennium Research Group ... intelligence, growth in the $2 billion US cardiac ... the expanded approval of Boston Scientific,s chronic resynchronization ... I and II patients. The New ...
... Oct. 6 e-MDs, an industry leader in ... (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions,  congratulates  the ... Family Medicine of Fort Collins, CO, for their ... of Excellence recipients.  The Healthcare Information and Management ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Positive Results From the MADIT-CRT Trial Support the Expanding Approval of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators 2Positive Results From the MADIT-CRT Trial Support the Expanding Approval of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators 3e-MDs Clients Win HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence 2e-MDs Clients Win HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence 3e-MDs Clients Win HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence 4
... Insertion Through A 1.0mm Incision., ,Special Direct ... ... Comfortable Approach., ,Recessed Jaws For Improved Sub-Incisional ... Of Jaws During Sterilization., ,Reusable, Autoclaveable, Guaranteed ...
The New Easy-To-Use Disposable Diamond Knife Cleaning System Can Remove Even Baked-On Debris In Seconds. It Is Much More Effective Than Steam Or Blocks Of Styrofoam, Much Safer For Employees As Wel...
... Corneal Gauges Allowing The Exact,Outer Diameter Measurement ... With 0.25mm ,Increments.,Easy And Quick To Use, ... And Place Over A Cornea For Confirmation ... The USA, ...
... Gauge Measures 360 Degrees & Can Be Set ... Cornea. 7mm Inner Diameter & 14mm Outer Diameter ... Astigmatism Gauge That Can Be Set For AKs, ... Around The Globe., ,Marks Single Or Paired AKs, ...
Medicine Products: