Is This What Allergies Look Like?

Is This What Allergies Look Like?

It has been several months since my son Gabriel had an allergic reaction of any kind. We thought we were doing really great avoiding his allergens. You see, my son is allergic to eight different foods. While none of these allergens are epi pen serious...thank goodness...they all make him sick. We are talking sneezing, runny nose, draining, coughing, and fever for several days! That sounds more like seasonal allergies or a cold doesn't it? Well, for my son, it's food allergies.

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Discovering Allergies

Discovering Allergies

It is challenging now for Gabriel to go to parties or events where food is involved. He wants to be like all the other kids. But, while other kids get to enjoy the foods served, he doesn't.  I usually either make him something to take with him or he will eat before going. The holidays are the same as well. For example, Halloween, he cannot eat any of the candy given out during trick-or-treating.

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