EAS 077: Listener Story & a Little Bit of Allergy Coach Consulting with Allergy Mum Jessica

In today’s episode I talk with podcast listener allergy Mum Jessica. Jessica is a mum to two allergy kids, her 2 year old daughter (nut and egg allergy) and 5 month old son (dairy free, and who joins us on the episode).

Jessica has just finished her first year of being an allergy Mum and she tells me what its been like. She shares how some things have got easier and what she is concerned about for the future.

Although this wasn’t originally a coaching call, towards the end of the episode I offer an alternative ways to think about having nuts in the house, I ask Jessica to talk about why she felt guilty for eating nuts even when she is away from her daughter, and offer a way to think about planning for the future.

At the end of the episode Jessica shares what our chat has made her think about and what she’s learned from our chat.

Resources

 

Useful links for how to teach your children about allergic reactions, and how to explain what an allergic reaction might be like to your child:

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Ask the Allergy Coach Q9: How Can I Ask my Neighbour to Stop Cooking with Peanuts?

Ask the Allergy Coach Q9: How Can I Ask my Neighbour to Stop Cooking with Peanuts?

Q: I live in a small apartment complex & someone loves cooking with peanuts. I can always smell it in the hallway & it gives me some severe anxiety. I’ve never reacted to the smell before, but I’m sure you understand how it’s anxiety-inducing. Have you dealt with this?

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Ask the Allergy Coach Q8: My Son Misses Out on Treats at Day Care, What Can I Leave for Him?

Ask the Allergy Coach Q8: My Son Misses Out on Treats at Day Care, What Can I Leave for Him?

Q: My son is 3 and attends daycare. Occasionally people will bring in store bought cupcakes. This happened today and they called to ask if he could have them since it said the bakery used peanut products there. I told them no but in saying this what do you suggest I leave at daycare for my child in events like this? Any treat ideas I could leave there for him instead? That way he doesn’t get sad he can’t have any.

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Ask the Allergy Coach Q7: Freaking Out Over Cross-Contamination, Is It Over the Top?

Ask the Allergy Coach Q7: Freaking Out Over Cross-Contamination, Is It Over the Top?

Q: I had an unexpected close call this evening. We went out to dinner with a couple we just met. We all met at Denny’s – as they have been awesome with us and my 16 month daughter’s pn allergy. I always bring food from home for my girl just in case, and was explaining to the other couple about my girl’s allergy and how severe it is, how we have to be so careful about foods prepped around peanuts and butter- you know the drill when you tell new people. Well we all go to order our food and this other lady orders PEANUT BUTTER PANCAKES. I can’t even. It’s got this peanut butter sauce all over it dripping everywhere. So I tell the waitress how my food needs to be cooked separately (because obviously) and was silently freaking out. I gave my husband THAT look and stared at this woman like, did she just not pay attention to what I just said? My daughter is ana to pn. I don’t know how to handle these situations with people and do not have the ability to be diplomatic sometimes when I’m in freak out mode. What would you have done? (Note- to complicate- they had two young boys sharing food with mom, who were very eager to play with my girl and I wouldn’t let them.) 

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Ask The Allergy Coach Q6: What can you do when your in-laws only serve pizza and you’re allergic to dairy?!

Ask The Allergy Coach Q6: What can you do when your in-laws only serve pizza and you’re allergic to dairy?!

Q: What do you do when your allergic to dairy, and pizza is for dinner at your mother in laws house? There is nothing else to eat….Just pizza

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Ask The Allergy Coach Q5: Can you cure IgE allergies through abstinence and then reintroduction?

Ask The Allergy Coach Q5: Can you cure IgE allergies through abstinence and then reintroduction?

Q: So our naturopath path thinks my daughter has leaky gut causing food intolerances. He believes when we remove the foods that are bothering her and heal the gut, we will be able to re-introduce these foods eventually. Is this also true of IgE TRUE allergies?

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