It’s trick or treating time and for kids with food allergies some of those treats may not be a treat at all.
Food allergies can make going door-to-door a little daunting for children with food allergies.
That’s why pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Paul Ehrlich from New York University’s Langone Medical Center tells the parents of his patient to have a talk with their children before heading out the door and set some rules.
He says some common ingredients in candy bars can be an issue for those with allergies.
Ehrlich says, “That’s why you have to read what’s written on the it and of you’re not sure, just put it aside and say well we won’t do it, we won’t give him that because it may conceivably have egg or milk in it.”
Ehrlich tells parents to bring their children around to those neighborhood homes and make sure no one sneaks a treat out of their bag without passing it by you first.
He also says it’s a good idea to carry some benadryl or an adrenaline injection system along with you just in case of emergency.