Our recently published study outlines the importance of communication between parents and their child's physician, and the need for food-allergic children to have an emergency action plan. It is critical for parents to know how and when to use their child's epinephrine auto-injector, but oftentimes this information is not emphasized during patient visits.
Although most parents of food-allergic children are happy with their children's pediatricians and allergists, our study found that they lack essential guidance for managing and responding to their child's food allergies. We recommend that physicians communicate more openly about how parents should be responding to their child's food allergies, and help them to create a more comprehensive emergency medical plan in case of anaphylaxis.
You can read more about our study here!