Dear Friends,

Easter can be a fun time of eggs, candy and flowers, but it can also be dangerous for people who suffer with allergies. There are so many opportunities for danger if that bunny leaves something more than yummy treats. Riviera Allergy Medical Center (RAMC) provides advice year-round to help allergy sufferers cope with the potential allergy triggers that can hide in innocent packaging.

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Dr. Ulrike Ziegner, allergy treatment specialist, recommends following these tips below to help keep Easter safe for people who suffer from allergies, asthma, and food sensitivities.

    • Safe Egg DecoratingKids With Food Allergies has some great egg decorating ideas so your kids won’t have to miss out on all the fun. Instead of using real eggs they suggest painting wooden, plastic, Styrofoam, ceramic or other types of non-allergy inducing eggs. Be sure to look at their ideas for safe Easter baskets and Easter activities, along with some yummy recipes.

 

    • Watch Out for Flowers and Pollen: The Easter lily is a beautiful flower, but it can also be an allergy trigger. In addition, this is the time when spring pollen starts appearing in various types of tree pollen, causing additional sneezing and wheezing.

 

    • Traveling Concerns: People like to visit each other around holidays. Make sure you take any allergy medications along in case they have a dog, cat, or even a bunny that might induce an allergic reaction. Ask what ingredients went into any baked good items, or take safe treats along for your child.

 

    • Easter Candy: It’s hard to resist a brightly-decorated basket of tempting treats. Make sure you inspect all candies for nuts, milk, wheat, eggs or other triggers that can affect your child. About.com has a listing of Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy that is made in dedicated facilities. You can also consider a basket filled with plastic eggs that contain small toys, stickers, Legos, or other items your child will enjoy. Throw in some crayons and a rubber ducky, top it off with a brightly colored stuffed animal, and the basket will be a real treat.

 

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Ask Riviera Allergy Medical Center about other safe practices you can follow, and learn about actions to take in case of an allergic reaction. We can show you how to recognize an allergic reaction and anaphylaxis. Dr. Ziegner can advise you on whether antihistamines or an epinephrine injector are appropriate for your allergic reactions, and will offer sound suggestions on how to manage and possibly even prevent them.

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Dr. Ziegner and the entire staff at Riviera Allergy Medical Center want to wish you and your family a safe and allergy-free Easter!

Sincerely,
Dr. Z and Staff

1711 Via El Prado, Suite 101
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Phone: 310.792.9050
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2 Comments

    • Fey

      People who suffer from asthma, allergies and food sensitivities often miss out on all the fun come the holidays. Celebrating Easter poses many risks for allergy attacks from the all the candies, flowers, eggs, paints, and being within the time of year when spring pollen abounds. It’s great to know that allergy and asthma patients don’t have to be left out on all the activities as Easter can be safe and fun for everyone… thanks to the good Doctor Z.

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    • Linda

      tHIS EASTER, STORES OFFER ADDITIONAL GOODIES THAT MAY DEFINITELY BE A PROBLEM TO CHILDREN WITH ALLERGIES. pARENTS MUST BE AWARE OF THE PRODUCTS THAT SHOULD NOT BE EATEN BY CHILDREN. tHE INFORMATION MENTIONED ABOVE ARE VERY HELPFUL. i HOPE THAT PARENTS, TEACHERS AND ALL CONCERNED WILL BE ABLE TO READ THIS.

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