Allergy Shmallergy

Simplifying life for families with food allergies.

The Host’s Guide: Part II May 25, 2011

Now that you understand your visitor’s food allergy, here are a couple quick things you can do to ensure any mishaps are handled with ease.

  • If you don’t already have one on hand, now is a good time to ask a friend or neighbor for the name and number of a trusted pediatrician.  Accidents happen (and not always having to do with food allergies).  I cannot tell you the number of times we have seen our surrogate pediatricians in New York and New Jersey while visiting and vacationing.
  • It can’t hurt to keep Children’s Benadryl on-hand.  It’s one of the things I never travel without.  But just in case, I also store one at my parents’ house and in-laws’ beach house for when we visit.  And, yes, we’ve used them.

Most of the time, you won’t need to even think about employing the above.  But you’ll be glad you were ready if you do.



Next post, we’ll discuss how to prepare your kitchen to make it food allergy friendlier in a snap!


3 Responses to “The Host’s Guide: Part II”

  1. […] if it makes sense, refer your hosts to the Grandparents’ Guide Parts I, II and III which gives hosts some helpful hints on how to safely host a food allergic child. […]

  2. […] for them to navigate by suggesting some of the tips in The Host’s Guide to Allergies;  The Host’s Guide: Part II; and the Host’s Guide: Part […]

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