Hello everybody. I have noticed that certain environmental factors increase the frequency or severity of fpies reactions. Notably in the winter time if my boys get a cold their fpies reactions increase.
I know that both my mother and I are allergic to pine trees. However for me all it is is a little rash when I touch the pine needles that goes away within a day or so. I am wondering if we should get a fake Christmas tree this year to prevent worsening any winter reactions. I know this sounds like a crazy thought or thing to consider, but I often think all things w/ FPIES are crazy so I'm putting it out there. Neither kiddo has been diagnosed w/ a pine tree allergy as neither have been tested for this yet. I guess I am just curious if anyone else out there had this thought.
In other news, we picked up our Teal Pumpkins for Halloween... just dont know if we are going to roll the dice and trick or treat or just pretend w/ a few key neighbors.
p.s. Boston Childrens diagnosed our youngest w/ FPIES last week... so we officially have 2 kiddos w/ it.