Has your child experienced severe episodes of vomiting after eating infant cereal and/or first foods; or drinking formula? Do you question whether or not a specific food or foods may be contributing to your infant’s worsening symptoms of periodic vomiting, chronic diarrhea, reflux and/or failure to thrive? These symptoms may indicate a need to speak with your child’s doctor about an FPIES evaluation.
Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (F-PIES) is a type of food allergy affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Classic symptoms of FPIES include profuse vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. These symptoms can lead to severe lethargy, change in body temperature and blood pressure. Unlike typical food allergies, symptoms may not be immediate and do not show up on standard allergy tests. Furthermore, a negative allergy evaluation may delay the diagnosis and take the focus off the causative food. Nonetheless, FPIES can present with severe symptoms following ingestion of a food trigger. Learn More….
May 12-18, 2013: Food Allergy Awareness Week. The FPIES Foundation theme for Food Allergy Awareness Week is “Awareness is Action”! Your actions are “paving the path”. Together, with collaboration of families and medical professionals, we will continue to make changes today to building this lasting foundation for tomorrow, providing a network of caring, the support your need to support your child.
I didn’t know what FPIES was… now I know.
I didn’t know what an elimination diet was… now I know.
FPIES…Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome
Not a typical food allergy. It can take hours before severe symptoms show up.
The good news is, FPIES families are not alone.
Resources, tools and support, to overcome, to educate, encourage, empower, advocate, inspire,…
I didn’t know what FPIES was….now I know…Awareness is key!
May 7, 2013: Raising awareness does not have to be elaborate or involve planning large events. Raising awareness can be simple and start with a single conversation. As Food Allergy Awareness Week approaches, tune in to The FPIES Foundation’s youtube channel for inspiration on ways to “Start the Conversation” and to promote FPIES awareness today. Be sure to stay posted for the upcoming Awareness is ACTION packet, tools to help you join ranks with other families as you reach out in your community during FAAW 2013.
May 6, 2013: The FPIES Foundation shares a press release to announce The FPIES Foundation 501(c)3 Non-Profit designation and honor Food Allergy Awareness Week 2013. ”FPIES FOUNDATION OFFERS “HOME BASE” FOR FAMILIES BATTLING RARE DISEASE DURING FOOD ALLERGY AWARENESS WEEK”.
“The goal of The FPIES Foundation is to provide support and encouragement, as well as the tools for managing FPIES on a day-to-day basis. Foundation Chair Joy Meyer says with the recent designation as a non-profit, The FPIES Foundation is truly a “home” families can trust. “We aspire to help families feel welcomed, to know that they have a place where they can get help, support, and a sense of community,” says Meyer.” Read more in our Press Release.pdf….