As most doctor’s have told us, food allergies and asthma go hand in hand. What they neglected to tell us was that food allergies and anxiety go hand in hand as well. It’s a lifestyle you never foresee being so intense. When people hear of someone having a food allergy, most tend to think that Read More
Living with a pet and a pet dander allergy
Oh No! Elsa is Back! So, if you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know exactly what that means. Elsa is my oldest daughter’s (Megan) cat and is the reason Nat began allergy shots last year. Not getting into a great amount of detail, but let’s just say that Megan has moved back home and of Read More
How to Vacation with a Food Allergic Child
It’s always great when you can finally take time off from a busy work schedule, pack up, grab the kids, and head off for adventure and some relaxation. Well, easier said than done when you vacation with a child who has some food allergies. It’s no longer just going any place or any where. Planning Read More
Dropping the Ball
Ok. So, I dropped the ball. It happens. Then why do I feel so terrible? I have no clue. But sometimes I feel like I haven’t done enough and then sometimes I feel like there’s no way I could do more. Raising a child with food allergies, asthma and environmental allergies is not an easy Read More
Are they really worth the effort or just an inconvenience?
Our OIT Journey
So you may be wondering what that “OIT” means in the title of this post. It stands for “Oral Immunotherapy” (also known as Desensitization). Its a clinical study program done on people with food allergies where they give the allergen to the person and then gradually increase the dose until they are able to tolerate Read More
Hello again. So I wanted to share how we manage our daughter visiting family without us and how we go about organizing visits. Notice that I said family only. No, we have not yet incorporated “friends” into that statement. Not that we don’t want to….yes, we are still quite hesitant in allowing her to visit Read More
Welcome to AllergyNat and Our Allergy Lifestyle
Sharing our daughters journey of living with food allergies and asthma.