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Hello, Peanut and SpoonfulOne

Hello, Peanut and SpoonfulOne

There are two new products related to food allergy: SpoonfulOne and Hello, Peanut. It’s important to realize both are not for food allergy treatment, but are marketed for food allergy prevention. If your child has eczema, food allergy, or you suspect they may have a food allergy, please do not give either of these products…

Thank you!

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who made it to this year’s Food Allergy Heroes Walk. It was a beautiful fall day and we had a very good turnout again this year! We’re proud to be a sponsor and help raise awareness of the current food allergy epidemic, and let some heroes meet other fellow heroes!

Austin's Food Allergy Leaders

Austin's Food Allergy Leaders

Reminder, FARE’s Food Allergy Heroes Walk is this Sunday, Oct. 29! We Are Austin’s Leaders in Food Allergy: 5 patients are currently enrolled in Peanut Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Successfully lobbied at the 85th Texas Legislative Session for the passage of SB1367 & SB 579; access to epinephrine in public universities and private schools Conducted in…

FARE's Food Allergy Heroes Walk

FARE's Food Allergy Heroes Walk

Did you know that 1 in 13 kids have food allergy? We are proud to participate again this year in FARE’s Food Allergy Heroes Walk. We have been a participant and sponsor since the first food allergy walk in Austin. It’s a great community event to raise awareness about food allergy and lets our kids…

Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Update

Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Update

Our first patient safely ate an entire peanut in the office this week! Austin Family Allergy and Asthma is happy to report that we currently have four patients enrolled in active therapy. – Patient #1 has advanced to ingesting a whole peanut – Patient #2 is advancing to the peanut flour capsule phase next week.…

Austin Fall allergies explained

Austin Fall allergies explained

Fall is the best time to be outdoors in Austin. There are so many things to see and do. But it is also the terrible time for allergy sufferers because 3 important allergens dominate the air, sometimes on the same day. If you suffer one or more of these allergies, you already know how miserable…

Flu vaccine now available!

Flu vaccine now available!

The flu vaccine is now available for all our patients. “The Flu” is caused by influenza virus, a winter-time respiratory virus. The flu season typically is from October through March, but sometimes can run as late as May. People who have asthma (and other chronic medical conditions), or are under age 5 or over 65,…

Doctors discuss food allergy and epinephrine use

Doctors discuss food allergy and epinephrine use

Dr. Lieberman spoke yesterday to the nurses of Round Rock ISD. It was a great opportunity to discuss food allergy awareness and safety to a group of excellent, dedicated professionals. They reviewed safety models, emergency care plans and the early use of epinephrine in the advent of a food allergy emergency. Parents should take comfort…

Delayed use of epinephrine auto-injectors

Delayed use of epinephrine auto-injectors

Important news article from the New York Times. Our thoughts after reading it, and reviewing the study: Despite the dramatic rise in food allergy in America, we know that epinephrine auto-injectors are often not used or their use is delayed. In this study, food was the allergen in 84% of the cases, with peanut or…

School forms and fall allergy season

School forms and fall allergy season

Now is the time to get those back to school forms ready; don’t wait until the first week of school. Emergency food allergy action plans, asthma care plans, authorization to administer medications at school — we can usually complete and return to you within 24 hours if submitted early. Now is also the time to…