This website is designed for young adults who want to take a more active role in managing their food allergies.
FAAN Teens share some of their embarrassing moments that resulted because of their food allergies.
FAANTeen Emily has created a website that sells singing grams to raise money for food allergy research. She recorded 100 grams to help celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other events. Visit her website to hear some samples.
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Don't assume natural "health" foods found in organic markets or health food stores will be free from ingredients to which you are allergic. In fact, FAAN members have reported surprise ingredients in these types of specialty products. Always read the label.
I had a minor reaction on Christmas Eve a few years ago, and was covered in hives. My family was nervous about anaphylaxis, but I had no symptoms at that point, so I treated the hives and monitored symptoms. I made an appointment with my allergist to discuss the reaction, who said the reaction could have progressed fully to anaphylaxis and that the next time something similar happens I should go to the ER. This taught me that no matter how inconvenient, it is always smarter to be safe - even on Christmas!
~Caitlin age 19
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