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Scare Away Allergy Fears on Halloween

Halloween allergy scares - infographic

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Summary: Scare Away Allergy Fears on Halloween

  • Use hypoallergenic make up
  • Avoid makeup on children with eczema
  • Bring the epinephrine
  • Offer food allergy safe treats at your house
  • No eating until a parent inspects candy
  • Don’t eat unlabeled food
  • Read all labels
  • Balance candy consumption


Non-Food Treat Ideas for Children with Food Allergies

  • Glow-in-the-dark necklaces & rings
  • Fun sunglasses
  • Hair bands, Barrettes
  • Puzzle booklets
  • Yo-yos
  • Card games


There’s an anaphylaxis reaction every 6 minutes
1/13 children have food allergies
Peanuts are the most common food allergen
50.900 acres of pumpkins harvested
90 million pounds of chocolate bought Halloween week
50% rise in food allergies 1997-2011


More Information about Food Allergies

What are food allergies?
FAQs about food allergies
Food allergies and school
Holiday eating and food allergies
Symptoms of food allergies
Treatment for food allergies
Epinephrine injections
Avoid cross contamination in your kitchen


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