First-person stories from families living with food allergies
We know that living with food allergies can be isolating, especially if you don’t have friends or family who understand what you’re going through.
The good news is that there are lots of us who have gone through similar challenges and have brilliant tips to share!
We asked some of The Allergy Team’s supporters to tell their stories, in their own words, and to share their top tips for thriving with a food allergy.
Linda’s describes undergoing OIT with her son Leo, and how she juggles daily dosing and clinic visits with family life.
Becky’s son Harvey was a toddler when he embarked on OIT. After a positive start, Harvey experienced a side-effect which meant he had to stop treatment.
Stevie travelled from Dublin to London every two weeks to undergo OIT for peanut allergy. His mother, Caoimhe shares her thoughts about making the journey and the pros and cons.
School residential trips can provide a great opportunity for pupils with food allergies to exercise some independence, but they can cause anxiety…
When Becca’s daughter was diagnosed with a peanut allergy she realised she needed to educate herself about allergies and take care of her own wellbeing.
Ayah was determined to live life to the full at university. Here she explains how, with careful planning and good friends, she made the most of being a student.
When Sarah went looking for information and support about facing family life with food allergies she couldn’t find it – so she launched The Allergy Team.
How do you help your child cope when they’re made to feel different or singled-out because of food allergy?
Rebecca knew nothing about allergies before she had children, so discovering her son had multiple food allergies was a huge shock.