As the season of trick or treatin’ is here, parents of children with allergies have to be doubly cautious with Halloween candy and other treats. While following tips and guidelines to keep kids safe at Halloween, parents also seen to take a long hard look at the treats that kids gather on their trick or treating rounds.
Parents of allergic children should closely examine the Halloween treats their kids collect, for many could contain allergens that could even necessitate a trip to the emergency room.
For many kids, even traces of nuts, eggs or wheat that could be found in chocolate bars, candies and other goodies could be very dangerous.
With an estimated 3 million American kids suffering from food allergies according to Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network it is up to the parents to be vigilant.
There is no reason why kids with allergies shouldn’t go trick or treating, but they should be instructed to gather the goodies and run them by parents before eating anything.
It is important to remember that there could be serious consequences when allergic substances are ingested; even at time breathing in the trigger foods can cause allergic reactions. Also remember that people are not going to dole out candy according to allergies kids may have.