Traveling with a peanut allergy
I am preparing to take my daughter on a trip in two weeks on an airplane. I called Delta and Northwest airlines. Northwest does not serve peanuts but their snacks might contain nuts. They will make an announcement at the gate if requested.
I also have to get a doctor’s note to travel with her benedryl and epi-pens. It is my fear that they will be taken in security. I will call the allergist’s office and post what I learn.
I just ordered two peanut allergy books from Amazon and will post about those too once I read them.
Information is power and learning how to manage it all and read labels is the most important thing for newly diagnosed families.
We had a birthday party for our oldest daughter who turned 5 last weekend. I ordered the Publix cupcake cake and made safe cupcakes for my youngest daughter. So that worked out okay as she broke out in hives from tasting a Publix cupcake a few weeks ago.
Small steps!!! Happy Friday.
Posted on July 18, 2008, in food allergy, peanut free snack ideas allergy classroom birthday and tagged child food allergy, food allergy, peanut allergy, traveling with food allergy. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.