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My Anaphylaxis Toolkit
If you suffer from severe allergies, you know how hard it can be to keep them in check. Luckily, there are lots of great online resources and communities available to help you cope.
“My Anaphylaxis Toolkit” brings together our picks for the web’s best allergy and anaphylaxis resources. Let us know your favorite! From April 1 to July 1, 2014, you can nominate and vote for your favorite entries in the categories below. The winners will be announced on July 10, 2014.
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No purchase necessary. Only one entry per person is allowed.
You must be 13 years of age or older at time of entry to be eligible for this contest. This contest is void where prohibited by law.
The contest is open to all residents and organizations of the United States, with the exceptions of employees of Healthline Networks, its advertising and promotional agencies and their respective affiliates and associates and such employees’ immediate family members.
Nominations and voting begin on April 1st, 2014 at 12:01 A.M PST. and ends on July 1st, 2014 at 11:59 P.M PST.
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All nominations are reviewed by Healthline staff and are subject to approval. All entries must be written in English. Heathline reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any blog for any reason.
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The entries with the most ‘likes’ at 11:59 P.M. PST on July 1st, 2014 will be named the winner. In case of a tie, the award will be split between the winners. Winners will be notified. The names of the winners will also be posted on the Healthline.com website and announced on Healthline’s Anaphylaxis Facebook community(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-with-Anaphylaxis/620653564656165?ref=hl).
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One cash prize ($300) will be awarded to the best Anaphylaxis blog, $300 will be awarded to the best anaphylaxis community, and $300 will be donated to the non-profit with the most ‘likes’ at the end of the contest period. Winners will be contacted via the email account or website on or before July 30th, 2014. In order to claim the prize, winners must respond via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 1, 2014. Responses must include full name, email address, and location. Prizes will be awarded on August 10, 2014. Failure to respond according to these stipulations shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize.
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Mobile Apps for Severe Allergies, Living with severe allergies is a daily challenge. Luckily, there are a wide range of mobile apps that can help you or your child navigate food menus, discover allergy-friendly restaurants, track symptoms, and learn how to respond to an allergy emergency.
AllergyEats, AllergyEats provides an online and mobile guide to allergy-friendly restaurants across the United States. The app provides feedback from other allergy sufferers about how well restaurants accommodate the needs of food-allergic customers. AllergyEats also allows users to quickly search for and get directions to allergy-friendly restaurants when traveling. Available for iOS and Android.
Food Allergy Detective, Food Allergy Detective is an intelligent food journal that can help users discover food allergies they may not be aware of. Simply input the food and the symptoms and Food Allergy Detective will flag any potential issues. Users can track and save as many items as they would like. Available for iOS only.
Cook IT Allergy Free, Created with home cooks in mind, Cook IT Allergy Free allows users to customize recipes to exclude potential food allergies. The app makes it very easy to swap out allergy trigger foods—such as eggs, butter, milk, yogurt, buttermilk, cream, sour cream, cream cheese, cheeses, nuts, nut butters, corn syrup, and soy—with safe substitutions that will work for the recipe. Available for iOS only.
Food Intolerances, Food Intolerances contains a database of 700 foods with information on histamine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance, aspirin intolerance, gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance, and more. The app can be expanded to include filters for a number of food allergies. Users can also add their own comments and ratings for specific foods. The app does not require an internet connection and will work anywhere. Available for iOS and Android.
First Aid by American Red Cross, Emergencies are a fact of life, especially for people with severe allergies. First Aid by American Red Cross is an app that provides expert advice and step-by-step guides for a variety of emergency scenarios. The app is preloaded with content and will work without an internet connection. First Aid also includes direct integration with 9-1-1, so users can call for emergency help at any time. Available for iOS and Android.
Anaphylaxis, As the name implies, this app is designed for people with severe allergies to food, medication, insect bites, and more. The app provides a personalized allergen management plan and emergency procedures for the primary user as well as for parents, family members, and friends. Available for iOS only.
iAllergens, iAllergens is a food allergy and allergen term finder that can help users figure out if they’re allergic to an unfamiliar ingredient. The app is extremely easy to use. Users simply select from one of the top allergens to reveal an alphabetical list of all associated terms. Available for iOS only.
WhyRiskIt?, Designed for teens, WhyRiskIt? contains helpful information on allergies, common causes, signs, symptoms, and treatments. Users can also use an integrated blog function to read stories, articles, and tips written by teenagers and young adults with food allergies. Available for iOS and Android.
Foodergy, This app enables users to manage shopping lists, track favorite products, and learn about new packaged foods that meet their specific dietary criteria. Users can also use the app to scan UPC codes and get real-time feedback. Available for iOS only.
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