Dr. William J. Fisher is a board certified pediatrician with Community Physician Network. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fisher, visit his physician profile.
With back-to-school season upon us, it's the perfect time to make sure children with food allergies are prepared for the lunchroom and class parties.
If you haven't already, speak to your child's doctor about what medications your child will need if they consume a food they are allergic to.
Most children who have serious allergic reactions will need an epinephrine pen at school and at home.
A child with a serious allergy should always have quick access to this life-saving medication. Epinephrine dosage varies dependent upon your child's size, so remember to confirm with your doctor that the dose your child is using is appropriate, and that your epinephrine pen is not expired. continue reading ...