I've had a tough week so far, food allergies still playing way too much of a role in our lives. I'm trying my best to always count my blessings, think half glass full but at times I just want to cry. I was unable to sleep so I signed onto facebook to find a post about food allergies, and there I found parents back and forth at it each other about peanut free schools, school classrooms, school tables, and so on. So many misconceptions and so much anger. I could go on and on about it, but in the end it's sad how much people really know about food allergies.
I just wanted to share a quick message to everyone who bothers to read this...
Food allergies are more and more common these days. More the reason to educate yourself. Too often many roll their eyes at the first mention, worried their child can't have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch in school but it is much more than that. It is unfortunately a case of life and death for many children.
Do you know all food allergies are different from person to person? Some are more severe than others. Some people have food allergies that aren't that severe. Treat every person you meet with an allergy as a unique case as every allergy is different.
Also PEANUTS are NOT the only severe food allergy out there. Know that food allergies can KILL. Not just by eating, but being breathed in, accidentally touched and rubbed on eyes or mouth. Please know that this is a terrible sickness without a known cure, if you know someone in your life with severe food allergies - educate yourself for their safety.
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