Help to bring awareness. Help spread the word. Help others learn. Help consumers to be safe. (See Lower-Cost Generic for EPIpen)
Just hearing the word Allergy can send people into a frenzy for various reasons.
- Some people panic and don't want to deal with anyone who has allergies.
- Others consider the whole allergy thing nothing but a big pain in the butt. The person suffering with allergies is labeled annoying or difficult.
- Parents of children with allergies are often shunned, labelled annoying, paranoid, difficult, bossy and dramatic.
- Allergy sufferers are often also shunned, labelled annoying, paranoid, difficult, bossy and dramatic. (See What Is Your Vote - Should They or Shouldn't They)
- No one wants to be shunned, considered a pain, annoying, paranoid, difficult, bossy or dramatic. They are suffering, more than you know.
- If you think it's hard on you, imagine how hard it is on them.(See Why I Want To Tie My Family To Chairs)
- It's something they can't control but must learn to live with!
- A little empathy goes a long way!
- Be considerate, patient and kind.
- Share this blog post on Social Media and use r.
- Visit FARE website and share with those who may benefit.
- Participate. Choose from one or more events on the above calendar.
- Get family, friends, coworkers, teachers and Principals involved.
- When out in public or visiting family and friends, don't take utensils from one dish and use them in another. You will contaminate that dish. Wait... the three seconds you save isn't worth someone possibly dying.
- When someone is allergic, they can't have "just a little bit." A little bit can kill. They can't have ANY. Thinking "just a little" is a very common misconception.
- Stop and think before you speak. (See That Doesn't LOOK Gluten Free)
- Teach allergy sufferers to read labels, always.
- Don't just read the front of packaging. It may have Gluten-Free splashed across the front, but trust me, read the labels carefully. (See Oh, I Know, You Have Celiac Disease. Umm, No, Not Exactly)
- Just saying nut-free, soy-free, egg-free isn't enough. Read, Read, Read all labels on every product you purchase, not just food.
- Ask about medications, many contain ingredients that could be a problem.
- Always carry an EPIpen. (See Lower-Cost Generic for EPIpen)
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Living with allergies isn't fun. But, it is doable. My best advice:
- Stay positive (See How to Deal With Life's Bizarre Challenges)
- Look for the pros (See Pros And Cons)
- Live for the NOW. (See Listen To Erma - She Knows...)
- Find doctors you trust, even if you have to try many different doctors.
- Educate yourself. Speak to your trusted doctors.
- Use valid websites after you are diagnosed correctly.