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Food Allergies? Dishwasher Safe Labels Can Help

Food allergies are a major concern today, with a surprising percentage of all people being affected. Food allergies range in intensity, from minor rashes and shortness of breath, to cardiac arrest and, in rare cases, death. It's important to keep your family safe from food allergies by minimizing their risk of exposure. There are some easy tips you can integrate into your home to ensure your children remain safe from food allergies, even when you aren't around to supervise them.

You aren't always there to supervise your child, and you need to have a plan to prevent accidental ingestion of food allergens.

Allergies in Children

The most common food allergies in children are eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and wheat. Symptoms of allergic reactions vary drastically, and it's important that parents are aware of the warning signs, so they can keep children safe at all times. For children with severe allergies, be sure to pack an EpiPen with your child at all times, and ensure all authority figures are aware of the warning signs and proper protocol should an allergen be ingested.

Some of the warning symptoms to look for include:

  • -Tightness in chest, shortness of breath, or constricted breathing
  • -Watery, itchy eyes
  • -Sneezing and runny nose
  • -Rashes, flushing, hives, or itchiness
  • -Swelling of the lips, throat, or tongue
  • -Nausea and vomiting
  • -Gastrointestinal discomfort and diarrhea

If any of these symptoms occur in a child, it's likely they are suffering from food allergies, and they should visit a medical professional immediately to receive a professional diagnosis.

Dishwasher Safe Labels Can Prevent Allergen Exposure

Allergy labels can help remind teachers of the specific foods your child needs to avoid.

The best way to minimize the risk of allergen exposure is to clearly label all of your child's food items. With dishwasher safe labels, you can label all of the food in your home without having to replace the labels after each wash. Essmak's Perfect Pantry labels enable you to label all of the glass jars or Tupperware in your pantry, so kids can clearly identify what each jar contains. Young children may easily mistake flour for sugar or baking soda. For gluten intolerant children, this could be a dangerous error. Pantry labels will greatly minimize this risk, allowing your children to rapidly identify food items containing potential allergens.

With Essmak's chalkboard labels, you can erase and rewrite the label as often as needed. This is ideal for leftovers, as you can clearly label leftover foods containing potential allergens and wash the writing off once the leftovers are gone. Allergen labels are also available, which plainly state that the child is allergic to certain types of food, allowing you to mark your child's food items and belongings, so you can remind both your child and their caretakers of their food allergies.

Food allergies are often life threatening, and it's essential for parents to be prepared, so they can decrease their child's risk of exposure. With nearly 8 percent of all kids struggling with food allergies, professional childcare workers are well equipped to deal with the various allergic reactions that may arise. Nonetheless, to ensure your child is protected, it's important to inform all of their caretakers of their allergies, the symptoms they experience, and the proper procedure to follow when an allergen is accidentally consumed. By clearly labeling all of your child's lunch items with Essmak's allergen labels, you can better equip your child with the resources needed to avoid allergens, thereby considerably reducing their potential exposure.


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