Food Allergy Safety for Children with Special Needs

Food Allergy Safety for Children with Special Needs

Food Allergy Safety for Children with Special Needs

If you or your child has food allergies – or know someone who does – you know what a serious issue this is. For some children, even minimal exposure can trigger a life-threatening reaction. Keeping children safe when it comes to food allergies is a top priority. This can prove more difficult when your child has special needs and may not be able to advocate for or manage their condition on their own.

 

Here are a few things to keep in mind when dealing with food allergies in children with special needs:

Continue teaching your child how to be aware of and alert for their food allergies. Provide them with ways to communicate their allergies to others or identify when they may be in distress or concerned about a food. Communication is key, as well as being prepared by always carrying an epinephrine auto injector (EpiPen) or other medication in case of allergic reaction. Staff at PediaPlex are well-versed in working with children with special needs and accommodating for diverse needs.

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