Gracefully-Yours Cards presents Life Lessons with Dr. Vivian Trujillo reporting on food allergies for infants. For an infant or small child with a life-threatening allergy (LTA), even a small amount of an allergen such as a peanut could cause a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, which could potentially be fatal. Recent studies have revealed that delaying the introduction of some foods to children may actually increase their risk of developing food allergies.1,2 Epinephrine injection represents the standard of care for the treatment of anaphylaxis.4 Until the recently available AUVI-q (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg, there was no FDA-approved Epinephrine Auto-Injector Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD, a pediatric allergist employed by Allergy and Immunology Care Center of Florida. Emily S., the parent of a 3 year old son with multiple severe food allergies and patient ambassador for AUVI-Q, can speak about her son’s diagnosis story and the importance of spreading awareness of LTAs and educating others Dr. Hernandez-Trujillo ? How many infants and toddlers are diagnosed? Why do parents of children that young need a new solution? ? What should parents know when introducing allergens, such as peanuts, to infants and toddlers? ? What is AUVI-q 0.1 mg and how was it designed to treat infants and children weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds? ? How/when did you learn that your child has a life-threatening allergy? ? How important is it for parents of infants and toddlers to be able to choose an EAI specially designed for these smaller patients?
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