Once you are aware of the particular food that triggers allergic reaction, avoidance of such food is definitely harder outside the home. However, there are quite a few practical tips in avoiding them.
First, since most sufferer are kids, it is very helpful to inform the people frequently surrounding them such as playmates (even their parents or nannies for that instance), teachers, school cafeteria, and school administration about their condition.
Second, check food label for specific allergens. When in restaurants or fast foods or even parties, ask directly if a particular food has some of the said ingredients. Ask people nicely, especially in a crowd, to wash their hands thoroughly before mingling with the person if they have consumed a specific food that might trigger an allergic reaction. Choose also your eating place carefully. Make sure it is free from such foods. It is actually safer and more practical to just pack a lunch or snacks enough for consumption while outside the home.
Third, make a detailed list of food that triggers allergies. If possible, list a corresponding substitute for that particular food.
Fourth, make a detailed (maybe with the help of a professional) action plan regarding the specific food allergy.
Fifth, always be ready for an emergency or urgent situation. Keep medicine at all times available and within reach. The most common medicines for such allergy are antihistamines and epinephrine.
Enjoy this article?
You might also like