LIVING WITH PEANUT ALLERGY IS HARD WORK
FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND PARENTS
It Can Affect Your Whole Family
Peanut allergy can change everything you and your child do, from play dates to school activities to summer camps to trick-or-treating. For your kids, being the "kid with the peanut allergy" may be isolating. And it's easy to feel singled out and excluded from friends and activities.
In a 2017 DBV Technologies sponsored survey: 67% of parents said having a child with peanut allergy makes being a parent even harder.
National survey sponsored by DBV Technologies in 2017 among 500 Parents, 300 Healthcare Professionals (Allergists, Pediatricians, and Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners), and 200 Educators (School Nurses and Teachers) to understand awareness, attitudes, and daily impacts related to living with peanut allergy in children ages 3-14.
Peanut Allergy Can Affect Every Part of Daily Life
In another survey, most parents reported that their child's food allergy significantly affects:
Going to restaurants
Daycare or aftercare
Activities wih relatives
Survey conducted by the University of Maryland.
Dining Out With Food Allergies
How do you choose a peanut-free restaurant? What questions should you ask the wait staff? How can you plan ahead before dining out?Get FAACT tips
FAACT=Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team
Mom's Checklist For School
Keeping your child safe at school can feel overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be. Here's a helpful checklist that can help keep your child safe.See KFA checklist
KFA=Kids With Food Allergies
What If My Child Has A Reaction?
For you as parents, it's a lot of worrying about a potential reaction, added planning efforts, and educating others. It's going to great lengths and doing all you can to make sure your child's world is a safer place—without being less fun or isolating. It's the constant "what ifs" that cause anxiety and uncertainty. All this can be tough on your kid and your family.
Remember, your allergist is your trusted partner in managing peanut allergy. Being open and honest about your daily challenges can help you and your allergist create an action plan that's right for you and your family.
Avoidance of Peanuts is Hard
Accidental exposure to trace amounts of peanut protein can happen anytime, anywhere.Get the Facts