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Posted 31 May 2008 - 06:16 PM
Please feel free to add any sites with info or products
Info and products such as stickers stating your child has an allergy.
Nut-free, milk-free etc labels
AllergyBlock -- fantastic fruit bread that is free of wheat, gluten, dairy, egg & nut. It is from a company called Dovedale Bread and you can buy their breads online @ dovedale-bread.com or allergyblock.com.au
make great allergy tee-shirts and hats.
Kids with allergies
FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND
NSW FOOD AUTHORITY
NATIONAL ASTHMA COUNCIL
WORLD ALLERGY ORGANISATION (WAO)
Food Intolerance Network
To make a difference, cover all bedding including mattress, pillows and doonas with allergy protective covers. Avoid sheepskin mattress covers as they can harbour a large number of dust mites which thrive on natural fibres, yet also can be difficult to wash and dry. If you must have a woolen underblanket, it should go inside the cover.
Make sure the room is well ventilated by opening windows in the morning and at night to reduce humidity and mould. If you have a pollen allergy, keep windows shut in the early morning and early evening when pollen counts tend to be at their highest. If security is an issue, there are alternatives available.
Replace heavy curtains and drapes with vertical blinds. If curtains are the only option, choose a cotton or muslin fabric which can also be washed in hot temperatures.
Replace carpet with hard surface flooring such as vinyl, linoleum or wood. Not only are they easier to clean, they do not harbour dust mites. Use machine washable cotton rugs and if you must have carpet, choose a tightly woven short pile.
Minimise bedroom furniture and remove soft furnishings. Choose furniture with smooth, clean lines such as vinyl, leather and wood. Not only do they avoid the potential dust trap, but they make cleaning easier and more efficient.
Keep your pets outside. Animals in the house increase the number of dust mites. If you must bring pets in your home, do not allow them in the bedrooms.
Remove soft toys from the bedroom as they too harbour dust mites. Place in the freezer for 48 hours to destroy the dust mites.
Wipe furniture surfaces with a damp cloth to prevent allergens from floating in the air. Clean the dust from the top of tall furniture, and wipe skirting boars and picture rails.
Vacuum the floors, rugs and carpets, as well as, under beds and furniture. Empty vacuum after each use as the dust mites continue to thrive in the storage area. Vacuuming is very important in the control of airborne dust. Consider a good system that draws up the allergens and prevents them from being re circulated in the atmosphere.
Wash normal bed linen regularly at 55�C and let the machine hot cycle sit for at least 20 minutes to kill dust mites. A few drops of tea tree oil in the wash also kill dust mites. Non chemical washing liquids may be necessary for people with eczema.
3 to 6 monthly...
Wash curtains at hot temperatures. Wash any pillows, doonas and blankets (unless using allergy protective bedding). Make sure that the bedding is thoroughly dry to prevent mould growth.
you can compare food labels for allergies
This site is not about food info but it might make things easier for those of you who have kids with severe allergies while at school, kinder etc.
You can buy an ID bracelet for your child which they can wear while at school, out with friends, kinder, day care etc. These bracelet have little ID cards in them with all your child's important medical conditions so you can put on there that he/she is allergic against certain things.
I know your child's regular teachers would know but it might be good for when relief teachers take over for the day or on excursions.
Ive found a great new allergy site for shopping: www.allergease.com.au
Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:39 PM
Royal children hospital allergy info sheets.
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