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New Guidelines For Responding To Food Allergies

Epi-pens are a key part of the response to food allergies

Epi-pens are a key part of the response to food allergies

Last week, Kim Kardashian’s baby had an allergic reaction to peanut butter. That’s a scary position for any mom to be in.

Now moms & dads who find themselves in Kim’s (metaphorical) shoes will have a new resource to turn to.

New guidelines have been published to help doctors, caretakers and families manage food allergies in children. Guidelines are set up for pediatricians, but can be used by teachers, parents and kids.

1 in 25 kids has some kind of allergic reaction to food. The guidelines focus on helping pediatricians and family doctors identify food allergies in children and help families manage them. They offer guidance on minimizing risk of exposure to allergens in classrooms and restaurants. They also go over how to use and store medication like epi-pens. They also cover what to do in the case of a serious allergic reaction.

CNN’s video coverage follows after the cut:

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