Is Better Treatment Possible for Children With Food Allergies?

January 7, 2015 6:17 PM

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Your child, who is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, just received a coveted invitation to a big birthday bash. She is excited... but you're terrified. What foods will they serve at the party? Will they use the same ice cream scoop for the butter pecan as the vanilla? Will they offer candy containing a trace amount of peanuts?

More and more American parents today are living with the fear that their food-allergic child will accidentally ingest a problematic food and trigger a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of food allergies ...

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